In Win for Amazon, Judge Freezes Work on Pentagon Contract

JOSEPH PISANI | February 14, 2020

In Win for Amazon, Judge Freezes Work on Pentagon Contract
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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This White Paper is an outcome of the work of the Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force (“Task Force”). The Task Force was formed in 2010 to critically examine privacy policy, the global free flow of information, cybersecurity, and copyright in the context of innovation and the Internet economy.1 After extensive public consultations, the Task Force released a green paper on July 31, 2013, entitled “Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy” (“Green Paper”).2 The Green Paper provides a comprehensive review of current policy related to copyright and the Internet, and identifies important issues that call for attention and development of solutions.3  It is the most thorough and comprehensive analysis of digital copyright policy issued  any administration since 1995.


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