A federal judge rejected Oracle’s protest against the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI contract.
The Defense Department had named Amazon and Microsoft as the finalists for the major cloud project, with Amazon Web Services likely to be tapped as the winner.
The judge rejected Oracle’s arguments that the contract process was riddled with improprieties and that the Pentagon set unfair criteria.
Oracle declined to comment on whether it would pursue the matter further. But a spokesperson said the tech giant looks forward to working with the DoD and other public sector agencies.
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It looks like the Force was not with Oracle in the JEDI saga.
A federal judge on Friday denied Oracle’s bid to be reconsidered for the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, the $10 billion cloud contract known as JEDI.
Oracle had challenged the Defense Department’s decision to name Amazon and Microsoft as the finalists for the contract, rejecting the bids of other tech giants, including Oracle, Google and IBM. Amazon is widely expected to win the contract.
Oracle argued that the contract process was “riddled with improprieties” that largely favored Amazon, including undisclosed employment and bonus offers to DoD officials. The software giant also argued that …read more
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