Judge halts Pentagon’s $10B deal with Microsoft in victory for Amazon

Microsoft | February 13, 2020

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the Pentagon to temporarily halt a $10 billion cloud-computing contract with Microsoft after Amazon claimed President Trump caused it to lose out on the lucrative deal. Amazon, which along with its CEO Jeff Bezos has been publicly derided by President Trump, had been considered the favorite to win the government contract. When it was awarded to Microsoft in October, the e-commerce giant filed a suit the next month alleging it was because of interference from Trump. The injunction puts a freeze on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, project, which aims to allow the US military to use artificial intelligence to beef up its fighting capabilities as well as improve communications with soldiers on the battlefield.

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Press Briefing with Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Brian Hook, at the Department of State, on September 4, 2019.

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Press Briefing with Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Brian Hook, at the Department of State, on September 4, 2019.

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