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Amazon Formally Challenges Microsoft's JEDI Contract Win

The other shoe has officially dropped in the JEDI cloud contract dispute.

After signaling last month that it would challenge the U.S. Department of Defense's process for awarding the massive contract to Microsoft, Amazon formally filed suit on Monday.

The company filed its protest complaint in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims over the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract, which is known as JEDI and which could be worth up to $10 billion over 10 years to supply cloud computing services to the DoD.

Public versions of the 103-page complaint are heavily redacted, but the thrust of Amazon's complaint is that Amazon Web Services (AWS) was technically superior, that Microsoft's Azure cloud services failed key tests for the contract and that President Donald J. Trump steered the contract away from AWS.

The opening paragraphs get right to the heart of Amazon's argument:

A PDF of the redacted version of the filing via the Washington Post is available here.

Posted by Scott Bekker on December 10, 2019 at 10:05 AM


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