Amazon: We want to stop Microsoft working on JEDI contract | ZDNet

When a private company can sue and stop the U.S. Government from working on projects… things really have gone wrong.

Amazon Web Services wants to block early work from Microsoft on the Pentagon’s JEDI contract.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is to file a temporary restraining order on Microsoft’s work for the Pentagon’s JEDI contract until a federal court makes a decision on the contested deal on February 11.

The planned request is detailed in a proposed timeline that AWS and Microsoft submitted to the US Court of Federal Claims in Washington on Monday, according to Bloomberg.

AWS said in its filing it “intends to file a motion for temporary restraining order and/or preliminary injunction to prevent the issuance of substantive task orders under the contract, which the United States has previously advised AWS and the Court will begin on February 11”.

Source: Amazon: We want to stop Microsoft working on JEDI contract | ZDNet