Amazon asks court to pause Microsoft's work on Pentagon's JEDI contract

Amazon | January 23, 2020

Amazon asks court to pause Microsoft's work on Pentagon's JEDI contract
Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday it filed a motion in court to pause the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp from carrying out an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal until a court rules on its protest of the contract award. Amazon, originally considered to be the favorite to win the award, had indicated last week that it would file a temporary restraining order to require the Pentagon and Microsoft to hold off beyond initial activities for the contract. Known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud, or JEDI, the contract is intended to give the military better access to data and technology from remote locations.

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Oil and natural gas not only fuel our economy, they provide the basic materials for making health care products that save lives and keep us healthy. Step into a hospital or clinic, and you’re surrounded by objects that come from petroleum. Plastics derived from natural gas go into items like MRIs, IV bags and tubes, lights, monitors, stethoscopes, prosthetics, and hearing aids. Chemicals derived from petroleum become soaps, antiseptics, aspirin, and pharmaceuticals.

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Oil and natural gas not only fuel our economy, they provide the basic materials for making health care products that save lives and keep us healthy. Step into a hospital or clinic, and you’re surrounded by objects that come from petroleum. Plastics derived from natural gas go into items like MRIs, IV bags and tubes, lights, monitors, stethoscopes, prosthetics, and hearing aids. Chemicals derived from petroleum become soaps, antiseptics, aspirin, and pharmaceuticals.

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