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Political tech wars: Judge just ruled in favor of Amz over JEDI contract awarded to MSFT
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: February 13, 2020 01:23PM
I think this case is one of the poster children for Trump's corruption - though neither of the battling parties here is particularly sympathetic...

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Re: Political tech wars: Judge just ruled in favor of Amz over JEDI contract awarded to MSFT
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 13, 2020 02:32PM
.....JEDI......mind tricks......??



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Re: Political tech wars: Judge just ruled in favor of Amz over JEDI contract awarded to MSFT
Posted by: Sam3
Date: February 14, 2020 03:53AM
Evidently there were problems from the start. IBM complained when Amazon and Microsoft were chosen as the two remaining candidates.

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In April, the Defense Department announced that Amazon and Microsoft were the two finalists to provide the contract, ruling out other contenders, such as IBM and Oracle. Then in July, President Donald Trump said he was looking into the contract after IBM and other companies protested the bidding process. Microsoft was ultimately awarded the contract last October.
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Re: Political tech wars: Judge just ruled in favor of Amz over JEDI contract awarded to MSFT
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: February 14, 2020 06:56AM
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Evidently there were problems from the start. IBM complained when Amazon and Microsoft were chosen as the two remaining candidates.

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In April, the Defense Department announced that Amazon and Microsoft were the two finalists to provide the contract, ruling out other contenders, such as IBM and Oracle. Then in July, President Donald Trump said he was looking into the contract after IBM and other companies protested the bidding process. Microsoft was ultimately awarded the contract last October.

The request for bids was set up in such a way that only Amazon and MS could fill it. That's not illegal.



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Re: Political tech wars: Judge just ruled in favor of Amz over JEDI contract awarded to MSFT
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: February 14, 2020 09:27AM
It'll be interesting if after Mueller and then the Senate failed to hold Trump accountable for abusing his power and corruption, Amazon somehow gets it done.

Interesting perspective from a Seattle Times columnist:

Trump’s animosity toward Amazon, Bezos and the Bezos-owned Washington Post is well-documented. But what was most potent about Amazon’s legal attack Monday – and why I think this might eventually hit home – is how the company cited a much larger pattern of self-dealing from Trump in making its case. One example: His administration is currently under investigation because he allegedly rigged a $400 million contract for the border wall, and also separately for blocking the move of the FBI headquarters, which is currently across the street from one of Trump’s hotels.

“This bid protest does not occur in a vacuum or on a blank slate,” Amazon summed up. “It takes place against the backdrop of President Trump’s repeated intervention in the full spectrum of governmental functions to make a point to his perceived critics or to advance some personal agenda.”


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