Donald Trump has long made a sport of mocking Amazon founder and Washington Post newspaper owner Jeff Bezos, and Jeff Bezos is well aware of this.
Microsoft just won a $10 billion so-called “war cloud” contract with Donald Trump's administration for Pentagon cloud-based computing.
Amazon wanted that $10 billion Pentagon contract.
Amazon, the company founded by Jeff Bezos, plans to dispute the contract process, claiming “unmistakable bias.”
(L-R) Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Larry Page, CEO and Co-founder of Alphabet, sit during a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and technology leaders at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., December 14, 2016. REUTERS
Amazon filed a formal protest in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which deals with financial claims against the federal government, reports the Associated Press on Thursday:
Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” project drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. The project, formally called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, pitted leading tech titans Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle and IBM against one another
In a statement, Amazon said that “numerous aspects” of the bidding process involved “clear deficiencies, errors, and unmistakable bias.” It did not elaborate.
Amazon added that “it’s important that these matters be examined and rectified.”
Microsoft has not yet commented on the matter.
Amazon to protest $10B Pentagon contract won by Microsoft [apnews.com]
Larry Page (C), CEO and Co-founder of Alphabet, speaks while Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook (R), and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos look on during a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and technology leaders at Trump Tower in New York U.S., December 14, 2016. REUTERS
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