Mar 13, 2020

Pentagon to reconsider Jedi $10bn cloud contract

The US Department of Defense is to "Reconsider" its decision to award a multi-billion dollar cloud contract to Microsoft over Amazon. "In a statement, it said:"We believe the Department of Defense made the correct decision when they awarded the contract. In July last year, President Trump began questioning whether the process was fair, telling reporters he was getting "Tremendous complaints about the contract with the Pentagon and Amazon". Only Microsoft and Amazon bid for the Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure contract and the latter had been seen as the favourite to win. A month later Amazon began an appeal over the decision, saying: "Numerous aspects of the Jedi evaluation process contained clear deficiencies, errors and unmistakable bias - and it's important that these matters be examined and rectified."

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