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Amazon on Thursday challenged the awarding of a $10billion Pentagon cloud computing contract to Microsoft, alleging 'unmistakable bias' in the process.
The 10-year contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure program, better known as JEDI, ultimately will see all military branches sharing information in a system boosted by artificial intelligence.
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'It's critical for our country that the government and its elected leaders administer procurements objectively and in a manner that is free from political influence,' a spokesperson for Amazon Web Services said.
'Numerous aspects of the JEDI evaluation process contained clear deficiencies, errors, and unmistakable bias.'
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Amazon said it filed a notice in US court last week signaling its intent to protest the handling of the bidding process.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly lashed out at Amazon and company founder Jeff Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post. The newspaper is among the most critical media outlets in its coverage of Trump and his administration.
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The president told reporters during a news conference in July that he had asked aides to investigate the JEDI contract, citing complaints from companies that compete with Amazon.
'I'm getting tremendous complaints about the contract with the Pentagon and with Amazon. ... They're saying...
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