The Pentagon decided to cancel a $ 10 billion contract with Microsoft.

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The Pentagon decided to cancel a $ 10 billion contract with Microsoft.

The Pentagon said the plan would be scrapped because it did not meet their needs, in particular, due to the evolution of requirements and developments in the sector.

The Pentagon announced Tuesday that it would cancel a $10 billion deal with Microsoft for cloud computing. Instead, it will sign deals with Microsoft and Amazon.

As soon as Microsoft received the award in October 2019, the JEDI deal was subject to legal challenges. The loser, Amazon Web Services, argued in court that the Pentagon's actions were flawed and unfair and affected. This is because then President Donald Trump disliked Amazon and its CEO, Jeff Bezos. Bezos owns the Washington Post, which Trump often criticizes.

The Pentagon indicated earlier this year that it would terminate the deal, saying in May it felt compelled to reconsider its powers when a federal judge in April overturned a decision to dismiss key parts of Amazon's lawsuit. 

The Pentagon said that with the current changing technology environment, it has become clear that the JEDI Cloud Agreement, a long-delayed one, now needs to address the Department of Defense's shortcomings in terms of resources. Does not meet This is a statement.

Amazon Web Services, a market leader in cloud computing services, has long been a leading candidate in implementing the Pentagon's so-called Joint Venture Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project.

The project aims to store and process large amounts of classified data, allowing the United States military to improve communication with its troops on the battlefield and to accelerate its combat planning and other combat resources. Artificial intelligence can be used for

As soon as Microsoft received the award in October 2019, the JEDI deal was subject to legal challenges. The loser, Amazon Web Services, argued in court that the Pentagon's actions were flawed and unfair and affected. This is because then President Donald Trump disliked Amazon and its CEO, Jeff Bezos. Bezos owns the Washington Post, which Trump often criticizes.

The Pentagon indicated earlier this year that it would terminate the deal, saying in May it felt compelled to reconsider its powers when a federal judge in April overturned a decision to dismiss key parts of Amazon's lawsuit.