Pentagon Axes $10B MS Contract In Win For Amazon

Axios reports:

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday it was canceling the massive cloud contract awarded to Microsoft in 2019, saying it “no longer meets its needs.”

The JEDI contract was the largest-ever of its kind, with an estimated value of roughly $10 billion over a 10-year stretch. The deal, initially intended to modernize the Pentagon’s IT operations, was the subject of a drawn-out legal battle with Amazon and Microsoft.

Amazon filed a lawsuit in 2019 claiming that former President Trump had a bias against CEO Jeff Bezos that influenced the Pentagon’s decision to award the contract to Microsoft.

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