Amazon asks court to stop any Microsoft work at JEDI


Continuing to follow up on the complaint that Amazon filed against the Pentagon a few months ago. In the past week Amazon said it would file a temporary restraining order to temporarily prevent Microsoft from starting work on the big Pentagon cloud JEDI contract to modernize the US military's technology.

Since last Wednesday he presented a judicial petition to force the US Department of Defense and Microsoft to suspend all initial activities of the contract until a court decides on your complaint to challenge the award of the contract.

Since Amazon was originally regarded as the favorite to win the contract, but it was not like that since in a statement awarding the contract to Microsoft, the Ministry of Defense said that the acquisition process had been carried out "in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations." And that all nominations were "treated fairly and evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria established in the tender request."

But Amazon's cloud unit said in November that "many aspects of JEDI's evaluation process have obvious gaps, errors and biases and that it is important that these issues are investigated and corrected" before appealing the contract award.

In a statement issued last Wednesday, AWS wrote:

"It is common practice to suspend performance of the contract while a protest is taking place and it is important that there are many miscalculations and flagrant political interference that had an impact on the JEDI award decision being reviewed.

Microsoft is expected to begin fulfilling the contract on February 11, as the United States has classified the services to be provided under JEDI as urgently needed to support national security.

"AWS is absolutely committed to supporting efforts to modernize the DoD and establish an expedited legal process that will resolve this matter as quickly as possible," the AWS spokesperson added in the statement Wednesday.

In your appeal of contract award, Amazon also claims that President Trump "launched repeated attacks, in public and behind the scenes to harm his alleged political enemy Jeffrey P. Bezos »founder and CEO of Amazon, who also owns the Washington Post.

Andy Jassy, ​​CEO of Amazon Web Services, said last December that the contract to use the cloud had not been judged fairly.

When there is a current president who is willing to say openly that he does not like a company and the CEO of that company, it is difficult for government agencies, including the Department of Defense, to make objective decisions without fear of retaliation and I think it is dangerous and risky for our country «, 

According to the joint status report filed last week, the United States and Microsoft "intend to file partial motions to reject" Amazon's request on the grounds that it should have been filed earlier.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella explained last week why your team was chosen before AWS given that the cloud offering of Microsoft won the contract Pentagon Cloud Computing Before Rival Amazon Web Services due to your investment in the hybrid cloud.

According to Microsoft's approach for cloud computing, which emphasizes a balance between public and private resources, has been in favor of society.

Nadella said:

"We are the only ones today who have the ability to distribute the calculations, challenge the data, and then have management, security and data consistency between these two boards." Apparently it refers to local computing and cloud computing. "It's a difficult thing." He added that "we have just built a leadership position in what people describe as hybrid computing."

But Amazon Web Service has yet to say its last word on the matter. Your call for the award of the contract will place us in the aftermath.


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