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It’s official: AWS is challenging Microsoft’s $10 billion JEDI contract win

On Thursday, Amazon announced that they would be challenging the U.S. Department of Defense’s award of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) to Microsoft. According to a Federal Times report, AWS filed the paperwork to protest the award on Friday of last week to the Court of Federal Claims. Federal Times states that Amazon plans uncover what really happened in deciding what company the award would go to. 

Throughout the process, Amazon was expected to win the award, even after the bidding came down to Microsoft and Amazon. Google dropped out of the bidding, and Oracle and IBM were eliminated. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, has been targeted by President Donald Trump due to his ownership of the Washington Post, and Amazon believes this may have influenced the overall outcome of the JEDI award. 

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