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U.S. Pentagon mulls ending JEDI cloud project amid Amazon court battle - WSJ

Five U.S. lawmakers accuse Amazon of possibly lying to Congress following Reuters report
Five U.S. lawmakers accuse Amazon of possibly lying to Congress following Reuters report   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  
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<p><body> <p>(Reuters) -U.S. Pentagon officials are mulling ending its <span class="caps">JEDI</span> cloud-computing project, caught up in litigation from Amazon.com Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. (https://on.wsj.com/3uzqqeZ)</p> <p>Amazon, which was seen as a front-runner to win the $10 billion <span class="caps">JEDI</span> project that went to Microsoft Corp in 2019, has argued the contract process reflected undue influence from former President Donald Trump.</p> <p>Amazon and Microsoft did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. </p> <p>A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge last month refused to dismiss Amazon’s claims alleging the Trump administration interfered in the Pentagon’s award.</p> <p>Last year, the U.S. Defense Department completed a comprehensive re-evaluation of its contract proposals and determined that Microsoft’s submission still represented the best value for the government.</p> <p> (Reporting by Subrat Patnaik and Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)</p> </body></p>