Published On: Sat, May 9th, 2020

Microsoft and AWS sell tainted coop blog posts in latest Pentagon JEDI agreement spat

Microsoft and Amazon are during it again as a quarrel for a Defense Department JEDI agreement continues. In a new array of increasingly scathing pronouncements, a dual companies continue their ongoing squabble over a $10 billion, decade-long JEDI agreement spoils.

As we might remember (or not), final tumble in a warn move, a DoD comparison Microsoft as a winning businessman in a JEDI winner-take-all cloud infrastructure sweepstakes. The reputed leader was always AWS, though when a answer finally came down, it was not them.

To make a unequivocally prolonged story short, AWS took difference to a preference and went to justice to quarrel it. Later it was postulated a stay of JEDI activities between Microsoft and a DoD, that as we can suppose did not greatfully Microsoft . Since then, a dual companies have been battling in PR pronouncements and blog posts perplexing to get a top palm in a quarrel for open opinion.

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That quarrel took a tough spin this week when a dual companies unequivocally went during it in dueling blog posts after Amazon filed a latest protest.

First there was Microsoft with PR exec Frank Shaw holding difference to AWS’s machinations, claiming a association only wants a do-over:

This latest filing – filed with a DoD this time – is another instance of Amazon perplexing to swamp down JEDI in complaints, lawsuit and other delays designed to force a do-over to rescue a unsuccessful bid.

Amazon’s Drew Herdner countered in a blog post published this morning:

Recently, Microsoft has published mixed self-righteous and pontificating blog posts that volume to zero some-more than dubious sound dictated to confuse those following a protest.

The bottom line is that Microsoft believes it won a agreement satisfactory and block with a some-more rival bid, while Amazon believes it should have won on technical superiority, and that there was domestic division from a boss since he doesn’t like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns a Washington Post.

If you’ve been following this story from a commencement (as we have), we know it has taken a array of twists and turns. It’s had lawsuits, complaints, play and intrigue. The boss has extrinsic himself into it, too. There have been accusations of conflicts of interest. There have been investigations, lawsuits and some-more investigations.

Government buying tends to be flattering bland, though from a start when a DoD chose to use a cutesy Star Wars-driven acronym for this project, it has been anything but. Now it’s come down to dual of a world’s largest tech companies exchanging indignant blog posts. Sooner or after this is going to finish right?

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