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Amazon requests more documents in JEDI case

Amazon Web Services wants to expand the administrative record in its lawsuit over the Department of Defense's award of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract to Microsoft.

Despite the addition of more than 1,000 pages of documents, AWS complained in a Feb. 10 court filing made public last week that the administrative record “is still missing materials that DOD generated and considered in reaching its award decision." Lawyers representing the Defense Department have argued that some of the material in question is deliberative or pre-decisional and not subject to inclusion.

AWS is also seeking material on the recusal of senior procurement official Stacy Cummings and DOD Secretary Mark Esper.

The company argued that the decisions detailed in the procurement record "are replete with substantive and pervasive errors that permeate nearly every evaluation factor," which "had the effect of creating a false parity between the offers."

On Feb. 13, the Court of Federal Claims granted a temporary injunction, pausing work on the contract.

A longer version of this article first appeared on FCW, a sibling site to Defense Systems.

About the Author

Adam Mazmanian is executive editor of FCW.

Before joining the editing team, Mazmanian was an FCW staff writer covering Congress, government-wide technology policy and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to joining FCW, Mazmanian was technology correspondent for National Journal and served in a variety of editorial roles at B2B news service SmartBrief. Mazmanian has contributed reviews and articles to the Washington Post, the Washington City Paper, Newsday, New York Press, Architect Magazine and other publications.

Click here for previous articles by Mazmanian. Connect with him on Twitter at @thisismaz.

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