WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon said Tuesday it canceled a controversial cloud computing contract with Microsoft that could eventually have been worth $ 10 billion. It will instead pursue a deal with Microsoft and Amazon and possibly other cloud service providers.
“As the technology environment changes, it has become clear that the long-delayed JEDI cloud contract no longer meets the requirements to fill the DoD’s capability gap,” the Pentagon said in a statement.
The statement didn’t directly mention that Amazon’s Pentagon was expanded against the $ 1 million contract originally awarded to Microsoft. Amazon argued that the Microsoft price was tainted by politics, particularly the hostility of then-President Donald Trump towards Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Bezos owns the Washington Post, a news agency often criticized by Trump.
Pentagon Chief Information Officer John Sherman told reporters Tuesday that during the …