2/13, 8:23 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Court blocks Microsoft's work on JEDI contract

The judge ordered on Thursday that the JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure) cloud contract between Microsoft and Pentagon, becomes temporarily blocked. Amazon has filed a suit regarding the fact that in October last year, Microsoft was awarded the contract, saying that United States President Donald Trump had a great influence on the decision.

The court granted a motion filed by Amazon’s cloud-computing arm, Amazon Web Services which has been asking for Microsoft's work on JEDI contract to be paused claiming the evaluation process included "clear deficiencies, errors and unmistakable bias."

AWS previously said the main "question is whether the President of the United States should be allowed to use the budget of the DoD [Department of Defense] to pursue his own personal and political ends."

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