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

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Amazon.com Inc will ask a judge to temporarily block Microsoft Corp from working on a US$10 billion cloud contract from the Pentagon, a court filing showed on Monday.

The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

14 Jan 2020 01:45PM

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REUTERS: Amazon.com Inc will ask a judge to temporarily block Microsoft Corp from working on a US$10 billion cloud contract from the Pentagon, a court filing showed on Monday.

Amazon, which was seen as a favorite for the contract, plans to file a motion for a temporary restraining order on Jan. 24 and a federal court will issue its decision on Feb. 11, according to the filing.

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The e-commerce giant has blamed U.S. President Donald Trump of exerting "improper pressure" and bias that led the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to award the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud (JEDI) contract to Microsoft.

The Department of Defense has stood by its decision, with its Secretary Mark Esper rejecting any suggestion of bias and saying the decision was conducted freely and fairly, without any outside iRead More – Source

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