{Anyone|Anybody|Any individual|Any person} {who|that}’s been around {government|federal government} {contracting|having} isn’t {surprised|amazed|shocked|stunned} that {Amazon|Amazon.com} {Web|Internet} {Services|Solutions|Provider} (AWS) {protested|objected|opposed} the {Department|Division} of {Defense|Protection}’s {upholding|supporting|maintaining|promoting} of its {decision|choice} to {award|honor} a $10 billion, 10-year cloud {computing|computer} {contract|agreement} to Microsoft. AWS called the DoD {decision|choice} “politically {corrupted|damaged},” {{moving|relocating} it|relocate} from the {usual|typical|normal|common} hard-fought {federal|government} {contract|agreement} {wars|battles} to a political– {and|as well as|and also} {even|also} {personal|individual}– {level|degree}. 

The AWS Public {Sector|Industry|Market|Field} {Blog|Blog site} {Team|Group} {wrote|composed|created}: 

“AWS {remains|stays|continues to be} deeply {concerned|worried} that the JEDI {contract|agreement} {award|honor} {creates|produces|develops} {a dangerous|a harmful|a hazardous|an unsafe} {precedent|criterion} that {threatens|endangers|intimidates} the {integrity|stability|honesty} of the {federal|government} {procurement|purchase} system {and|as well as|and also} the {ability|capability|capacity} of our {nation|country}’s warfighters {and|as well as|and also} civil {servants|slaves} to access {the {best|finest|ideal}|the very best|the most effective} {possible|feasible} {technologies|innovations|modern technologies}. Others {have|have actually} {raised|increased|elevated} {similar|comparable} {concerns|issues|worries|problems} around {a growing|an expanding} {trend|pattern|fad} where {defense|protection} {officials|authorities} act {based on|based upon} {a desire|a wish|a need} to please the {President|Head of state}, {{rather|instead} than|instead of|as opposed to} do what’s {right|best|ideal|appropriate}. “

{Further|Even more|Additionally|Better}, AWS {{pointed|directed|aimed} out|explained|mentioned} that Trump {refused|declined|rejected} to {{cooperate|work together|comply|coordinate} with|accept} the DoD {Inspector|Examiner|Assessor} General

“{{Instead|Rather} of|Rather than|As opposed to} {cooperating|working together|complying|coordinating}, the White {House|Home|Residence} {exerted|put in|applied} a ‘{presidential|governmental} {communications|interactions} {privilege|benefit|opportunity|advantage}’ that {resulted in|led to|caused} {senior|elderly} DoD {officials|authorities} not {answering|responding to|addressing} {questions|concerns|inquiries} {about|regarding|concerning} JEDI {communications|interactions} {between|in between} the White {House|Home|Residence} {and|as well as|and also} DoD. This {begs|pleads|asks} the {question|concern|inquiry}, what do they {have to|need to} {hide|conceal}?”

AWS {went on|took place}:

{Senior|Elderly} {military|armed forces|army} {leadership|management} can not exercise their {sound|audio} judgment without {facing|dealing with|encountering} {retribution|retaliation|vengeance|revenge}. {Even|Also} those {who|that} {serve|offer} our {country|nation} in the {pursuit|quest|search} of justice {and|as well as|and also} {fairness|justness} under the {law|legislation|regulation}, {have|have actually} been sidelined by the {President|Head of state} {in {favor|support} of|for} {blatant|outright} cronyism.”

This isn’t {a contract|an agreement} {fight|battle} {anymore|any longer}, {and|as well as|and also} it’s {beyond|past} political. It’s {personal|individual}. It’s AWS vs. Trump.

{{Of {course|program|training course}|Obviously|Naturally|Certainly}, AWS has {business|company|service|organization} {and|as well as|and also} {technical|technological} {reasons|factors} for {thinking|believing|assuming} it {should|ought to|must|needs to} have won, {as well|also|too}.|Of {course|program|training course}, AWS has {business|company|service|organization} {and|as well as|and also} {technical|technological} {reasons|factors} for {thinking|believing|assuming} it {should|ought to|must|needs to} have won.} AWS states:

“AWS has {more|much more|a lot more|extra} {services|solutions}, {and|as well as|and also} {more|much more|a lot more|extra} {features|functions|attributes} within those {services|solutions}, than {any|any type of|any kind of} {other|various other} cloud {provider|service provider|company|supplier|carrier}– by {a large|a big|a huge} {amount|quantity}. AWS {provides|offers|supplies|gives} {a more|a much more|an extra} {secure|protected|safe|safe and secure} {and|as well as|and also} {more|much more|a lot more|extra} operationally performant offering, {and|as well as|and also} {remains|stays|continues to be} the only cloud {provider|service provider|company|supplier|carrier} {accredited|certified|recognized|approved} to {support|sustain} the {full|complete} {{range|variety|array} of|variety of|series of} {U.S.|UNITED STATE} {government|federal government} {data|information} {classifications|categories}. AWS {also|likewise|additionally} has a much {broader|wider|more comprehensive} {ecosystem|community|environment|ecological community} of ISV {and|as well as|and also} SaaS {partners|companions} whose {software|software application|software program} {runs on|operates on|works on} AWS, so {customers|clients|consumers} can {use|utilize|make use of} the {same|exact same|very same} {software|software application|software program} they{‘ve| have actually} been running on-premises, in the cloud. We {welcome|invite} {competition|competitors}, {but|however|yet} {any|any type of|any kind of} {objective|goal|purpose}, apples-to-apples {assessment|evaluation|analysis} based {purely|simply|totally} on the offerings, {clearly|plainly} {leads to|results in|causes|brings about} {a different|a various} {conclusion|final thought|verdict} than the DoD made.”

Microsoft was {awarded|granted} the JEDI {contract|agreement} in October 2019. {Shortly|Soon|Quickly} after, {Amazon|Amazon.com} {Web|Internet} {Services|Solutions|Provider} (AWS) {{filed|submitted} {suit|fit|match}|sued}, {claiming|declaring|asserting} Trump’s {interference|disturbance} played {a big|a huge|a large} {part|component} in Microsoft’s win.

{{Most|Many|A lot of|The majority of} {people|individuals}|Many people|The majority of people|Lots of people|Most individuals} {expected|anticipated} AWS to win. {Everyone|Everybody|Every person} {knows|understands|recognizes} AWS is the {dominant|leading} public cloud {provider|service provider|company|supplier|carrier}. Google {{dropped|went down} out|left|quit} of the JEDI {bidding|bidding process} late {last year|in 2015|in 2014}, while Oracle {and|as well as|and also} IBM were {eliminated|gotten rid of|removed} {earlier|previously} this year. {Earlier|Previously} {this week|today}, {a federal|a government} {appeals|charms|allures} court {rejected|declined|turned down|denied} Oracle’s {protest|demonstration|objection} of its {elimination|removal} from the {bidding|bidding process}. {In the end|In the long run|Ultimately}, it was AWS vs. Microsoft in the winner-take-all {deal|offer|bargain}. 

In March 2020, the DoD {requested|asked for} {revised|modified|changed} {bids|quotes|proposals} from AWS {and|as well as|and also} Microsoft for the {storage|storage space} {solutions|services|options|remedies} {component|element|part} of the $10 billion JEDI {contract|agreement}. In mid-August, which was slated to be the {deadline|due date|target date} for DoD to {announce|reveal|introduce} the {winner|champion|victor} after {a review|an evaluation|a testimonial}, the {agency|company|firm} {asked for|requested|requested for} 30 {additional|extra|added} days to {issue|provide|release} its {decision|choice}, which {would|would certainly} have made Sept. 16 the {new|brand-new} {deadline|due date|target date}.

The JEDI {contract|agreement} is {designed|developed|created|made} to {upgrade|update} {legacy|tradition|heritage} DoD systems with {newer|more recent} cloud {services|solutions}. The JEDI Cloud {will|will certainly} {provide|offer|supply|give} “enterprise-level, {commercial|industrial|business} IaaS ({infrastructure|facilities|framework} as {a service|a solution}) {and|as well as|and also} PaaS ({platform|system} as {a service|a solution}) to the {Department|Division} {and|as well as|and also} {any|any type of|any kind of} {mission|objective|goal} {partners|companions} for all {Department|Division} {business|company|service|organization} {and|as well as|and also} {mission|objective|goal} {operations|procedures}.”

What {happens|occurs|takes place} {now|currently}? It’s off to the courts– where AWS makes it clear that the {real|genuine|actual} {fight|battle} is:

“Whether the {President|Head of state} of the {United States|USA} should be {allowed|enabled|permitted} to {use|utilize|make use of} the {budget|budget plan|spending plan} of the {Department|Division} of {Defense|Protection} to {pursue|seek} his {own|very own} {personal|individual} {and|as well as|and also} political ends? Throughout our {protest|demonstration|objection}, we{‘ve| have actually} been clear that we {won’t|will not} {allow|enable|permit} {blatant|outright} political {interference|disturbance}, or {inferior|substandard} {technology|innovation|modern technology}, to {become|end up being|come to be} {an acceptable|an appropriate} {standard|requirement|criterion}. …  We {will|will certainly} not {back down|pull back} {in the face of|when faced with|despite} targeted political cronyism or {illusory|imaginary} {corrective|restorative|rehabilitative} {actions|activities}, {and|as well as|and also} we {will|will certainly} {continue|proceed} {pursuing|going after|seeking} {a fair|a reasonable}, {objective|unbiased}, {and|as well as|and also} {impartial|unbiased|objective|neutral} {review|evaluation|testimonial}.”

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