Updated The US government has filed a motion [PDF] to the Court of Federal Claims asking for 120 days to “reconsider certain aspects” of the Pentagon’s decision to hand Microsoft the JEDI super-cloud contract – yet Amazon Web Services will oppose the motion.
Microsoft was awarded the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) winner-takes-all deal, worth up to $10bn over 10 years, late last year: as such, the Azure giant will provide cloud computing services to the US Department of Defense (DoD). AWS challenged the decision in court, and on 13 February was granted an injunction by the Court of Federal Claims, requiring that work on the contract pauses while the objection is considered.
Judge Vulcan-nerve pinches JEDI deal after Amazon forks out $42m to pause Microsoft’s military machinations
That ruling by the court, publicly available with redactions, focused on the argument that…