Washington-The Pentagon hit Microsoft on Tuesday when the Pentagon announced that it would abolish the US $ 10 billion JEDI cloud computing project’s Trump era award. The government will place new bids to allow multiple companies, including rival Amazon.com, to compete. In November 2019, Microsoft defeated its favorite Amazon in a contract called Joint Enterprise
Washington-The Pentagon hit Microsoft on Tuesday when the Pentagon announced that it would abolish the US $ 10 billion JEDI cloud computing project’s Trump era award.
The government will place new bids to allow multiple companies, including rival Amazon.com, to compete.
In November 2019, Microsoft defeated its favorite Amazon in a contract called Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud (JEDI), which is part of the extensive modernization of the Pentagon’s information technology system.
The timeline for important dates leading up to the award is as follows:
July 26, 2018: The Pentagon has announced the final request for a proposal, seeking a single winner to enable the fastest adoption of technology. A 10-year, US $ 10 billion worth of contract was scheduled to be awarded in September.
August. June 6, 2018: Oracle claims the Pentagon is bound by legacy contracts for more than a decade and tells the Pentagon about plans to give contracts to a single company instead of allowing multiple winners I protested.
October. August 8, 2018: Alphabet Inc’s Google said it no longer contends for contracts because its new ethical guidelines did not match the project without elaborating.
November 14, 2018: The Government Accountability Office denied the protests filed by Oracle and argued that the single-award approach was in the government’s best interests, for reasons such as national security concerns. Judgment was made, and it was judged that the applicable law was complied with.
April 26, 2019: Amazon and Microsoft were chosen to continue to compete for the deal.
July 19, 2019: Four Republicans in the US Parliament, including Maxoonbury, a ranking member of the House Military Commission, sent a letter to Trump urging them to proceed with a US $ 10 billion cloud deal.
August. January 1, 2019: Pentagon decides to award US $ 10 billion in cloud computing deal after Trump administration says it is considering bidding on Amazon in response to complaints from other tech companies I have decided to put it on hold.
October. 25th, 2019: The Pentagon said Microsoft has won the deal.
November 14, 2019: Amazon said it challenged the Pentagon’s award for Microsoft and expressed concern that politics would interfere with the fair contract process.
November 15, 2019: US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper rejected a proposal for bias in the Pentagon’s decision after Amazon announced plans to challenge it.
December 9, 2019: U.S. President Donald Trump alleges that the U.S. Department of Defense has used “inappropriate pressure” and prejudice to give rival Microsoft a lucrative cloud deal of US $ 10 billion. Blame.
January. 22nd 2020: Amazon has petitioned the court to suspend execution of the deal until the Pentagon and Microsoft have ruled a protest against the ruling of the contract.
February. October 10, 2020: Amazon bans Trump and Esper in a lawsuit over whether the president “tried to ruin Amazon” when the Pentagon signed a cloud computing deal comparable to Microsoft And said.
March 7, 2020: A U.S. judge said Amazon is likely to succeed in an important discussion of the challenge to the decision to give Microsoft cloud trading.
April 15, 2020: Pentagon inspector general said it could not determine whether the White House had influenced the awarding of a US $ 10 billion contract to Microsoft through Amazon.
April 17, 2020: A US judge put Amazon’s proceedings on hold.
September. April 4, 2020: The Pentagon has completed a reassessment of the US $ 10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract proposal and has determined that Microsoft’s bid is the best.
April 28, 2021: The judge refused to dismiss Amazon’s allegations that the Trump administration interfered with the Pentagon’s awarding of a US $ 10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract to Microsoft.
(Report by Katanga Johnson and Chris Sanders, edited by Lisa Shumaker)