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7/12, 6:52 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Court sides with Pentagon over Oracle's cloud bidding suit

United States federal court on Friday dismissed Oracle Corp.'s filing challenging an ongoing $10 billion cloud computing bid the US Department of Defense (DoD) allegedly rigged, the AP reported. Previously, Oracle accused Pentagon of succumbing to conflict of interest in the public procurement procedure for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, deemed vital to national security.

The judge assigned to the case ruled that Oracle cannot proceed with its lawsuit as it didn't meet the project’s bidding requirements, adding that the favoritism in the process wasn't found during earlier internal probe conducted by the Pentagon itself.

Currently, Amazon.com, Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are two finalists offering cloud services to Pentagon, which may award the contract as soon as the second half of August. Earlier, media reported that the former DoD official, reportedly tasked with the preliminary research for the JEDI program, left the government tenure in 2017 in order to take a job at Amazon.

Breaking the News / MA