Report: Pentagon looking at ending $10B JEDI cloud computing contract

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U.S. Defense Department officials are considering ending the JEDI cloud computing contract, the Wall Street Journal reported today. The JEDI, or Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, contract is set to see the Pentagon spend as much as $10 billion over 10 years on cloud infrastructure and services. The Pentagon awarded the deal to Microsoft Corp. in 2019.  The decision to choose Microsoft for the project came as a surprise because Amazon Web Services Inc., the largest player in the public cloud market by revenue, was widely expected to win JEDI. Microsoft’s contract win, which AWS says was influenced by political interference from former President Donald Trump, has been the subject of litigation ever since. Today’s report that the Defense Department has floated the idea of scrapping the contract comes a few months after the Pentagon...

Amazon’s Bid to Recover JEDI Cloud Computing Contract Stays Alive

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WASHINGTON— Amazon. com Inc.’s bid to win back the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud computing contract stayed alive Wednesday as a federal judge rejected motions by the Defense Department and Microsoft Corp. to dismiss much of Amazon’s challenge of the contract award. Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims rejected the motions, according to a court docket entry. Her opinion and order in the case weren’t made public immediately, making the extent of the government’s legal defeat unclear. The move is significant nonetheless because it opens the door to continued protracted court battles over the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, contract. ...