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The JEDI contract lives: DoD still wants to close Microsoft cloud deal

The 10-year, $10 billion contract was reportedly in trouble after years of legal squabbling.

The Pentagon's JEDI contract could return.

The Pentagon's JEDI contract could return.

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The U.S Department of Defense and Microsoft vowed to continue their push to ratify the 10-year, $10 billion JEDI cloud contract despite protests from Amazon Web Services over political interference by the Trump administration, according to a joint status report filed with the U.S Court of Federal Claims late Friday.

A report earlier this month had suggested the Pentagon was thinking about starting from square one when it comes to the JEDI contract, a sweeping bid to remake the military's information technology infrastructure won by Microsoft in 2019. Last year AWS managed to prevent the deal from taking effect by arguing that the Trump administration improperly influenced the award process based on comments made by former President Donald Trump about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

A final resolution of the deal could come as late as October under a schedule proposed by the DoD and Microsoft on Friday, while AWS argued for a quicker process.

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