Pentagon Sticks With Microsoft Over Amazon for $10B Contract

The Pentagon announced Friday that it has completed a reevaluation of cloud computing proposals and will award a $10 billion contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon, despite a court order blocking the contract in light of claims that President Trump’s bias against Amazon influenced the decision.

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Pentagon Watchdog OKs $10B Contract Given to Microsoft Over Amazon

A Defense Department watchdog said Wednesday the Pentagon did not violate laws or regulations when awarding a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, though an executive privilege claim prevented it from fully reviewing whether the White House steered the contract away from Amazon due to President Donald Trump’s personal animus against the tech giant.

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