The Department of Defense (DOD) said that after it held internal investigations into Microsoft’s JEDI award, and will continue to follow through with its original decision.
It was very surprising when Microsoft had won against Amazon for the JEDI contract which is worth around $10 billion. It was widely expected for Amazon to win the contract due to its cloud contracts that have similarities to the governments. Amazon did not take the loss well and have sued and won a temporary junction which stopped Microsoft from going forward until the case had been resolved in court.
DOD has conducted its own internal investigation in order to find out and make sure that there was no misconduct based on the accusations that President Trump had played a part in the decision making. But there was no such evidence that showed that Microsoft had won based on the value it represents.
This is a positive win and plays a factor in Microsoft’s court case against Amazon.