Anyone who’s been around government contracting isn’t surprised that Amazon Web Services (AWS) protested the Department of Defense’s upholding of its decision to award a $10 billion, 10-year cloud computing contract to Microsoft. AWS called the DoD decision “politically corrupted,” moving it from the usual hard-fought federal contract wars to a political — and even personal — level.
The AWS Public Sector Blog Team wrote:
“AWS remains deeply concerned that the JEDI contract award creates a dangerous precedent that threatens the integrity of the federal procurement system and the ability of our nation’s warfighters and civil servants to access the best possible technologies. Others have raised similar concerns around a growing trend where defense officials act based on a desire to please the President, rather than do what’s right. “
Further, AWS pointed out that Trump refused to cooperate with the DoD Inspector General:
“Instead of cooperating,