Amazon appeals Microsoft lost $ 10 billion Pentagon contract

Amazon plans to appeal the Pentagon’s $ 10 billion contract with Microsoft to create a cloud-based storage infrastructure.

It is reported by The Hill.

As noted, the fight for an agreement to create a Pentagon "military cloud" of $ 10 billion goes into a new phase after the Department of Defense (DOD) gave a lucrative contract to Microsoft, and not its main rival Amazon.

"All eyes are riveted on Amazon, which believes that this could lead to a fight for the Pentagon’s decision in court or (appeal against it) to the supreme audit service of the government (US Accounts Chamber – ed.)," The statement said.

According to experts, an appeal is likely, especially after US President Donald Trump publicly ridiculed Amazon's bid for a contract.

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In July, Trump said his administration was reviewing Amazon's claims after complaints from other companies. In addition, Trump repeatedly attacked Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos, who owns The Washington Post.

The Pentagon has signed a $ 10 billion contract with Microsoft to create a cloud-based storage infrastructure.

In addition to Amazon, IBM and Oracle claimed the contract, but they dropped out at an earlier stage. Google withdrew from the tender back in 2018 amid criticism of its own employees for working with the Pentagon.

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