Amazon sues Pentagon over $10B contract awarded to Microsoft
FILE - This combination of file photos shows the logos for Amazon, top, and Microsoft. . Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the decision. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. (AP Photo/Richard Drew and Ted S. Warren, File)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, November 22, 2019 10:41PM EST
WASHINGTON - Amazon is suing the Pentagon over a $10 billion cloud-computing contract awarded to Microsoft.
Amazon said it filed a legal complaint Friday with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims seeking to challenge the decision.
The complaint is sealed, but the company said earlier this month there was “unmistakable bias” on the government's part.
Amazon's competitive bid for the “war cloud” project drew criticism from President Donald Trump, who said over the summer that he wanted the Pentagon to take a closer look.
The Pentagon awarded the contract to Microsoft in late October.
U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper has said the procurement was done fairly without outside influence.
The contract, formally called the Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure, or JEDI, was sought by Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle and IBM.