AWS CEO Andy Jassy

On Wednesday at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference, AWS CEO Andy Jassy said the company feels “pretty strongly” that the decision to award the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract to Microsoft was “not adjudicated fairly.”
Jassy said that there was “significant political interference,” as President Donald Trump has a feud with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Last month, AWS filed an official challenge to the Microsoft’s JEDI award.
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Following Amazon’s legal challenge of the government’s handling of a $10 billion cloud contract, Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy tried to make his case in the court of public opinion on Wednesday.

In a meeting with reporters, Jassy argued that the Pentagon’s decision to award that contract to Microsoft was not fairly made and was tainted by “significant political interference.”

“What I would say is that I think it’s fairly obvious that we feel pretty strongly that it was not adjudicated fairly,” Jassy told reporters at a press event at AWS re:Invent, Amazon’s cloud mega-conference in Las Vegas. “If you do a truly objective detailed apples-to-apples comparison of the platforms, you don’t end up in a spot where that decision was made.”

In October, Amazon was on the losing end of a major upset when it lost a crucial $10 billion Pentagon contract to Microsoft. Amazon Web Services was considered the frontrunner of the bid for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract.

After the Department of Defense announced that Microsoft had won, AWS filed an official challenge in November over claims of “unmistakable bias.” During the bid for JEDI, President Donald Trump, who has an open feud with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and the Washington Post, which Bezos owns, reportedly said that …read more

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