Jan 23, 2020

Amazon battles Microsoft over military cloud

Amazon has asked a court to "Pause" Microsoft's work on a multibillion dollar deal to provide cloud services to the US military. A month later, Amazon filed a notice in the US Court of Federal Claims, claiming the process had contained deficiencies and "Unmistakable bias". Amazon had been the favourite to win the vast contract, which is worth $10bn over the next 10 years. "In a statement, Amazon's cloud division Amazon Web Services said:"It is common practice to stay contract performance while a protest is pending, and it's important that the numerous evaluation errors and blatant political interference that impacted the Jedi award decision be reviewed. In July, President Trump told reporters that he was "Getting tremendous complaints" about the possible deal between the Pentagon and Amazon.

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