WASHINGTON, DC — Seattle-based Amazon is blaming President Trump for losing out on a major cloud computing contract with the Department of Defense.
The Pentagon's The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract is valued at ten-billion dollars over ten years.
According to the Department of Defense’s announcement, “The JEDI Cloud contract will provide enterprise level, commercial Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) to support Department of Defense business and mission operations.”
The e-commerce giant thinks Trump's "improper pressure" led to the Pentagon awarding the deal to Microsoft back in October.
Reuters reports a company official said it would be difficult for a federal agency to award the deal objectively when President Trump is belittling one of the contenders.
Trump has been a long-time critic of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post.
Amazon filed the complaint with the U.S. Federal Court of Claims last month, but a redacted version was released Monday.
Microsoft was awarded the deal last month, despite Amazon being considered the front-runner for the contract.
Other companies interested in the contract included Google, Oracle, IBM, and Rean Cloud which is part of Hitachi Data Systems.