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Pentagon scraps $10 bn cloud contract amid Amazon-Microsoft rift

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Washington (AFP) – The Pentagon said Tuesday it has scrapped a massive $10 billion cloud computing contract, sidestepping a bitter dispute between Amazon and Microsoft over allegations of political bias that swayed the bidding. A Defense Department statement said the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract was canceled because it no longer meets current needs and that it would start a process for a new “multi-cloud/multi-vendor” computing contract. Microsoft in late 2019 won the contract, sparking a challenge by Amazon on grounds that vengeful politics by then president Donald …

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