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US government $10bn Pentagon cloud contract put on hold

February 14, 2020

Via: TechRadar

Microsoft’s $10 billion contract to modernise the cloud computing systems at the Pentagon has been put on hold after a federal judge ruled in favour of an appeal from competitor Amazon.

Amazon asked the court to pause the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project until an investigation into the procurement process has been conducted.

JEDI was awarded to Microsoft in October after a fierce bidding war saw the world’s leading technology firms pitted against each other, with Amazon Web Services losing out in the final bid.

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