Apr 29, 2021

Judge declines to dismiss Amazon's Trump allegation

A US judge has refused to dismiss Amazon's allegations that political interference cost the company a $10bn Pentagon contract. The 10-year JEDI contract is aimed at making the US defence department more technologically agile. The contract was eventually awarded to Microsoft. "The record of improper influence by former President Trump is disturbing, and we are pleased the Court will review the remarkable impact it had on the JEDI contract award," an Amazon spokesman said in a statement. "We've continued for more than a year to do the internal work necessary to move forward on JEDI quickly, and we continue to work with DoD, as we have for more than 40 years, on mission-critical initiatives."

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