Amazon Web Services joins JEDI lawsuit as defendant
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Dec 15, 2018
Amazon Web Services was granted its request to join the Department of Defense as a defendant in Oracle's lawsuit against the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud procurement. Senior Judge Eric G. Bruggink, who is hearing the case in the Court of Federal Claims, approved the AWS request in an order filed Dec. 13.
Oracle is suing to block the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud procurement, alleging that DOD is violating acquisition law in its preference for a single-award contract and that certain defense officials who worked on the requirements had ties to AWS. In the motion to intervene in the lawsuit, AWS stated that it could not rely on DOD to defend its equities in the case.