{This week|Today}(August 17, to be {precise|accurate|exact|specific}) was {supposed|expected|meant|intended} to be the {deadline|due date|target date} for the {Department|Division} of {Defense|Protection} to {announce|reveal|introduce} the {winner|champion|victor} of the Joint {Enterprise|Business|Venture} {Defense|Protection} {Infrastructure|Facilities|Framework} (JEDI) cloud {contract|agreement}. {{But|However|Yet} {last week|recently}, the {Pentagon|Government} {asked for|requested|requested for} {an additional|an extra|an added} {30 days|thirty days|one month|1 month|thirty day} to {issue|provide|release} its {decision|choice}, which {would|would certainly} make September 16 the {new|brand-new} {deadline|due date|target date}.

| Last week, the {Pentagon|Government} asked for {an additional|an extra|an added} 30 days to {issue|provide|release} its {decision|choice}, which {would|would certainly} make September 16 the {new|brand-new} {deadline|due date|target date}.

} The {Pentagon|Government} {requested|asked for} the 30-day {delay|hold-up} on August 10 {via|through|by means of|using} a court {filing|declaring}, as {noted|kept in mind} by Nextgov.com. FedScoop.com reported that the DoD”‘{identified|determined|recognized} {areas|locations} of {concern|issue|worry|problem}’in the {revised|modified|changed} {proposals|propositions} from Microsoft {and|as well as|and also} {Amazon|Amazon.com}'{resulting in|leading to|causing} {multiple|several|numerous} solicitation {amendments|changes|modifications}, rounds of {proposal|proposition} {revisions|modifications|alterations}, {and|as well as|and also} exchanges with the offerors’that {have|have actually} led it to {need|require} {more|even more} time. “FedScoop {also|likewise|additionally} {said|stated|claimed} that AWS ‘{and|as well as|and also} Microsoft’s {lawyers|attorneys|legal representatives} were not {against|versus} the {proposed|suggested|recommended} {delay|hold-up}, according to the DoD’s lawyers.In March, the DoD {requested|asked for} {revised|modified} {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 ten-year $10 billion JEDI {contract|agreement}. {As of|Since} late July, the {Pentagon|Government} still was {expecting|anticipating} the JEDI {award|honor} {announcement|statement|news} by the end of August. 

After Microsoft was {awarded|granted} the JEDI contrac t in October 2019, {Amazon|Amazon.com} {Web|Internet} {Services|Solutions|Provider} {filed|submitted} {a suit|a fit|a match} {claiming|declaring|asserting} Trump’s {interference|disturbance} played {a big|a huge|a large} {part|component} in Microsoft’s win. Throughout much of the bidding {process|procedure}, {Amazon|Amazon.com} was {expected|anticipated} by {many|numerous|lots of|several} to be the {triumphant|victorious} {bidder|prospective buyer}. In the later rounds,

mazon {and|as well as|and also} Microsoft {{emerged|arised} as|became} {the {two|2}|both} {final|last} {bidders|prospective buyers} in the winner-take-all {deal|offer|bargain}. (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. ) 

{{But|However|Yet} in August {last year|in 2015|in 2014},  the {Pentagon|Government} {said|stated|claimed} it was {putting|placing} the JEDI {contract|agreement} on hold|In August last year,  the {Pentagon|Government} {said|stated|claimed} it was {putting|placing} the JEDI {contract|agreement} on hold} after Trump {complained|grumbled|whined} {about|regarding|concerning} {potential|prospective|possible} {conflicts|disputes|problems} of {interest|rate of interest|passion} {in the {process|procedure}|at the same time|while doing so}. {Amazon|Amazon.com} {CEO|Chief Executive Officer} Jeff Bezos {has|has actually} been targeted by Trump as a political thorn {{because|since|due to the fact that} of|due to|as a result of} his {ownership|possession} of The Washington {Post|Message|Article|Blog post}.  The {Pentagon|Government}’s {Inspector|Examiner|Assessor} General {said|stated|claimed} in April that Microsoft’s win {should|ought to|must|need to} stand {and|as well as|and also} Trump {didn’t|really did not} unduly {influence|affect} the result.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|organisation} {and|as well as|and also} {mission|objective|goal} {operations|procedures},” the {government|federal government} {said|stated|claimed}.