Amazon seeks to block Microsoft from fulfilling JEDI

Joanna Estrada
January 14, 2020

According to the proposed schedule, the requests for the dismissal and for the temporary restraining order, or a preliminary injunction, are to be filed by January 24.

"The United States and Microsoft note that, in agreeing to the above schedule for briefing of AWS's intended motion for temporary restraining order and/or preliminary injunction, they expressly reserve their right to object to the timeliness of AWS's proposed motion", the court filing read.

The retail giant already filed a lawsuit challenging the Pentagon's decision process in October, and this new lawsuit if successful would prevent Microsoft from starting work until the first suit is resolved.

Amazon claims it lost the Pentagon cloud contract because of political interference by President Donald Trump, according to the judge overseeing the case.

JEDI is a huge contract which will see most of the Pentagon's network migrated to the cloud. Specifically, a goal of JEDI is to give the military better access to data and the cloud from battlefields and other remote locations.

Late previous year, Amazon filed a complaint and supplemental notion for discovery in the US Court of Federal Claims. Amazon did not respond to a request for comment and the DoD could not be immediately reached.

A ruling on the injunction request is expected around February 11, when Microsoft is scheduled to begin work on the JEDI project.

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