Amazon challenges Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud contract award to Microsoft


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Amazon challenges Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud contract award to Microsoft

Late on Thursday, the 14th of November 2019, the Seattle, Washington-based tech conglomerate, Amazon.com Inc. had issued a statement saying that its management board had decided to contest a decision of the US Defence Department, often abbreviated as the Pentagon, to award a cloud computing deal worth of $10 billion to Microsoft Corp., which Amazon.com Inc.

claimed lacked a fair competition as politics got into the way of the deal. In point of fact, following an anti-Republican campaign of Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos-owned newspaper The Washington Post, during 2016’s US Presidential election, bitterness between the world’s richest man, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and the US President Donald Trump had spiked up drastically, while Trump had submissively vouched for Microsoft a few days before the Pentagon award on a cloud contract was announced that went against the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon.com Inc.

Nonetheless, followed by an Amazon.com Inc. decision to challenge the decision of US Department of Justice, Pentagon head Mark Esper was quoted saying earlier on Friday (November 15th) that there had not been any kind of biasness involved in the Pentagon decision to award a roughly $10 billion worth of cloud contract to Microsoft Corp., while Amazon had formally filed a notice on Friday (November 15th) saying that it would protest the decision on the Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure Cloud, also known as JEDI, accusing US Defence Department of showing biasness following US President Donald Trump’s disparagement of one of the contenders a couple of days prior to the decision as beforementioned.