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Amazon is pissed over losing $10 billion JEDI contract to Microsoft

Amazon is challenging the Pentagon's decision to choose Microsoft for its $10B contract for JEDI

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 24, 2019 at 11:36 pm CST - 1 min, 6 secs reading time

Amazon lost a rather huge $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft and is really upset about it, with the company filing a federal lawsuit on November 22 fighting for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract.

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The retail giant is red-faced at the Defense Department and its choice of Microsoft over Amazon for the $10 billion JEDI contract and while the Jeff Bezos-owned company hasn't explained its reasoning behind the lawsuit, it has claimed that there has been "unmistakable bias" and even suggested "political influence" in the JEDI decision.

We won't be finding out the inner workings of the JEDI lawsuit from Amazon, as they filed the suit under seal and it is seeking a protective order as there is some very sensitive information that could see "severe competitive harm" to both Microsoft, Amazon and the US government.

Amazon has been working in getting its cloud technology into more and more deals, and while it works with the US government on other things -- so too does Microsoft. Microsoft worked with the US army on the HoloLens headsets, both the HoloLens and new HoloLens 2 which just debuted for $3500.

Last updated: Nov 25, 2019 at 06:11 am CST

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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