Amazon tears into Trump after Pentagon reaffirms Microsoft as winner of $10B JEDI cloud contract

President Donald Trump visits U.S. troops at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in November 2019. Amazon alleges that Trump’s animus toward the company improperly influenced the Pentagon’s award of a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, but the Department of Defense today reaffirmed the decision. (Official White House Photograph by Shealah Craighead)

[Updated at 3 p.m. Pacific on Friday, Sept. 4.]

Amazon issued a searing response Friday to the Department of Defense’s reaffirmation of Microsoft as the winner of the coveted $10 billion JEDI military cloud computing contract — calling it a “politically corrupted” contract award, doubling down on its allegation that President Trump improperly influenced the outcome, and implicitly criticizing its rival’s cloud technology as inferior to its own.

“We strongly disagree with the DoD’s flawed evaluation and believe it’s critical for our country that the government and its elected leaders administer procurements objectively and in a manner that is

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