15 (Xinhua) — Amazon said Thursday it has filed a notice with the U.S. Federal Claims Court in protest at the U.S. Department of Defense’s decision to award microsoft a $10 billion cloud computing contract.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced last month that it was awarding the 10-year contract to Microsoft, a major victory for the company. The contract, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), will provide the Pentagon with basic services and cloud-enabled cloud services, to the ability of artificial intelligence processing, machine learning, and task-critical workloads.
“Many aspects of JEDI’s assessment process contain obvious flaws, errors, and unquestionable biases – it is important to review and correct these issues,” Amazon said in an emailed statement Thursday. ”
A U.S. defense official said it would not speculate on possible lawsuits. Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.