DoD ‘Wishes to Reconsider’ Award to Microsoft of JEDI Contract

DoD ‘Wishes to Reconsider’ Award to Microsoft of JEDI Contract
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The Department of Defense on Thursday in a court filing said it "wishes to reconsider" its decision to award the $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract to Microsoft, citing very specific challenges from Amazon on technical aspects of the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Amazon Web Services, the other frontrunner for the contract, has alleged in a lawsuit that the JEDI award process was unfairly biased amid President Donald Trump's frequent criticism of Amazon, and that Microsoft's Azure cloud didn't meet the technical requirements set forth by the Pentagon.

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