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Amazon to seek order to block Microsoft from working on DoD’s JEDI contract

Amazon.com Inc will ask a choose to quickly block Microsoft Corp from engaged on a US$10bil (RM40.65bil) cloud contract from the Pentagon, a courtroom submitting confirmed on Jan 13.

Amazon, which was seen as a favorite for the contract, plans to file a movement for a short lived restraining order on Jan 24 and a federal courtroom will difficulty its resolution on Feb 11, in response to the submitting.

The e-commerce big has blamed US President Donald Trump of exerting “improper strain” and bias that led the US Division of Protection (DoD) to award the Joint Enterprise Protection Infrastructure Cloud (JEDI) contract to Microsoft.

The Division of Protection has stood by its resolution, with its Secretary Mark Esper rejecting any suggestion of bias and saying the choice was carried out freely and pretty, with none exterior affect.

The JEDI contract is a part of a broader digital modernisation of the Pentagon meant to make it extra technologically agile. Particularly, a objective of JEDI is to provide the army higher entry to information and the cloud from battlefields and different distant areas.

Microsoft didn’t have a touch upon Amazon’s intent to file the movement. Amazon didn’t reply to a request for remark and the DoD couldn’t be instantly reached. – Reuters

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