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Pentagon Moves to Split Cloud Deal Between Microsoft, Amazon

  • Other tech companies will be invited to compete, Pentagon said
  • Amazon said that interference from Trump cost it the JEDI bid
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Pentagon to Split JEDI Contract Between Microsoft and Amazon
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The Pentagon scrapped a $10 billion cloud-computing contract awarded in 2019 to Microsoft Corp. after several years of wrangling between the government and some of the biggest U.S. tech companies over the deal, indicating it plans to divide the work between Microsoft and rival Amazon.com Inc. instead.

“With the shifting technology environment, it has become clear that the JEDI Cloud contract, which has long been delayed, no longer meets the requirements to fill the DoD’s capability gaps,” the Defense Department said in a statement Tuesday. The project, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure and intended as a sole-source contract, had been fiercely disputed from the start.