After nearly two years, a very public legitimate Amazon quilt with the US government on the Pentagon decision to assign Microsoft a $ 10 billion cloud contract in 2019 is completed. According to Reuters, a federal judge rejected the challenge on Friday without objection from society. The dismissal follows the announcement of Tuesday that the Ministry of Defense has canceled Jedi, the program at the center of the legal battle, to pursue a new multi-supplier project that would see both Amazon and Microsoft awarded.
“We understand and accept the DOD’s decision, a spokesman Amazon told Engadget after the announcement. “Unfortunately, the contractual price was unfounded on the merits of the proposals and is the result of the external influence that has no place in government public markets..”
When Amazon challenged for the first time the Jedi Treatment of the Department of Defense, he alleged that the Pentagon had shown “undeniable bias” in the evaluation process. The company accused former President Donald Trump misinterpreted the agency to assign the contract to Microsoft because of his aversion by Jeff Bezos and Washington Post. In 2020, the Inspector General of Pentagon published a report indicating that he had found no evidence that the Trump administration had interfered with the procurement process, but noted at the same time as several heads of the White House. ‘had not cooperated with the probe.