Microsoft protests the U.S. National Security Agency awards a $10 billion contract for AWS
In the early years, the U.S. Department of Defense selected Microsoft as the exclusive partner for its cloud computing platform through a public tender, for which Microsoft won a $10 billion cloud computing contract.
Subsequently, Amazon kept protesting that the bidding was unfair because then US President Trump hated Amazon founder Bezos.
This kind of protest continued for a long time and caused the US Department of Defense’s cloud computing contract to fall into endless legal disputes. In the end, the US Department of Defense canceled the related contract last month.
Unexpectedly, the National Security Agency had just canceled the US National Security Agency and announced that it would award a $10 billion contract to Amazon. Now Microsoft has also started the appeal process.
The data show that Microsoft has filed an administrative protest. Microsoft said that in accordance with the decision of the US National Security Agency, Microsoft decided to file a protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Microsoft said the company is exercising its legitimate rights and interests and is cautiously responsible for this. But so far, it seems that the relevant bidding process has not been announced to the outside world.
It is not clear whether the cloud computing contracts of the US Department of Defense and the US National Security Agency are the same, but these cloud computing contracts are all worth 10 billion U.S. dollars.
Originally, Microsoft had already obtained the relevant contract results. Under Amazon’s persistent protests, the US Department of Defense had to cancel the contract already awarded to Microsoft.
Now the US National Security Agency has awarded the cloud computing contract to Amazon. As a result, it is now Microsoft’s turn to protest, but I don’t know how long this tug-of-war will last.
Via: The Washington Post