30/09/2020

The U.S. Department of Defense claimed that a selection decision for Microsoft was made without external influence.

Amazon denounced the “inappropriate pressure” and attacks by U.S. President Donald Trump, which thwarted his chances of a .10 million-dollar snack deal at the Pentagon, which was eventually awarded to Microsoft in October.
In a lawsuit filed in November but released on Monday and picked up by various media outlets, including AP, Amazon argues that it is using the contract because of “Mr. Trump’s personal revolt against Mr. Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post” and ” “the next decision must be returned.
Pentagon spokeswoman Elissa Smith said in a statement Monday that there was no outside influence and that the decision to choose Microsoft was made “by a team of experts from officials and professional military personnel.”
The contract is appealed.
It is officially known as the Joint Infrastructure Defense Foundation (Jedi) plan to install commercially available cloud computing services in military applications.
Amazon Web Services, which holds nearly 48% of the public cloud market, and Microsoft, which ranks second with about 15.5%, were the last two general competitors to eliminate Oracle and IBM in the previous round. Oracle has also filed a lawsuit arguing that the competition favors Amazon.
In August, several media outlets reported that the White House had instructed the Pentagon to review the agreement so it could not reach Jeff Picos, and Trump had repeatedly criticized him, as had half of the Washington Post, which was made by a representative. , who accused the United States of publishing “fake news” when unfavorable articles about him surfaced. On October 25, the U.S. Department of Defense awarded the franchise to Microsoft.
With information from AP