Amazon contests Pentagon award of cloud computing contract to Microsoft

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Amazon said Thursday it is contesting the Pentagon’s decision to award Microsoft a cloud computing contract worth up to $10 billion.

President Trump has frequently criticized Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos. Trump also bashes The Washington Post and notes that Bezos owns it.

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy said it would be hard for a federal agency to be fair in its contracting process when the president is attacking one of the companies competing for the deal.

“Numerous aspects of the (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud) JEDI evaluation process contained clear deficiencies, errors, and unmistakable bias,” Jassy said. “It is important that these matters be examined and rectified.”

The challenge was widely expected.

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