Amazon Blames Trump For Losing Pentagon Contract


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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.

Amazon Blames Trump For Losing Pentagon Contract

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