As we already reported, Microsoft recently received a $ 10 billion Pentagon contract for cloud computing. The contract provides for the creation of a single cloud for the American military machine – Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud (JEDI) – and is part of a broader program of digital modernization.
Amazon, which was previously considered the most likely candidate for this contract, immediately stated that it was considering protesting the decision to conclude a contract, since “a detailed comparative assessment of the proposals” made by the candidates “will clearly lead to a different conclusion.”
At the end of last week, it became known that Amazon has filed a notice of intention to formally appeal the decision on JEDI. According to an Amazon spokesperson, Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy said at a company meeting that it was not easy for a US agency to objectively sign a contract when the president insulted one of the participants. It’s about President Trump publicly making fun of Amazon’s bid.
The source quoted Amazon as saying: “Numerous aspects of the JEDI evaluation process contained clear flaws, errors, and biases, and it is important that these errors be addressed and corrected.”