In Win for Amazon, Judge Freezes Work on Pentagon Contract

Amazon | February 14, 2020

A federal judge on Thursday ordered a temporary halt of Microsoft's work on a $10 billion military cloud contract, a win for Amazon, which sued the U.S. government last year for awarding the contract to its rival. Amazon's lawsuit, filed in November, alleged that President Donald Trump's bias against the company hurt its chances to win the project. Amazon and Microsoft were finalists for the lucrative contract, for which Amazon was considered an early front-runner. The project, known as Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, will store and process vast amounts of classified data. It's intended to improve the Pentagon's communications with soldiers on the battlefield and would use artificial intelligence to speed up its war planning and fighting capabilities.

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President Trump participating in the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Presentation Ceremony from the East Room in the White House.

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President Trump participating in the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Presentation Ceremony from the East Room in the White House.

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Arthur | February 19, 2022

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