Judge allows Amazon bid to block Microsoft military contract

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post, is a frequent target of the US president, who claims the newspaper is biased against him. – EPA pic, February 14, 2020.

A FEDERAL judge yesterday temporarily blocked the US military from awarding a US$10 billion (RM41.4 billion) cloud computing contract to Microsoft after Amazon claimed the process was tainted by politics.

A preliminary injunction requested by Amazon was issued by judge Patricia Campbell-Smith, barring the Defence Department from starting work on the contract known as Jedi, according to a summary of the ruling.

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