AWS agrees with JEDI Cloud cancellation

By Jaspreet Gill / July 7, 2021 at 7:15 PM

Amazon Web Services said today it agreed with the Defense Department's decision to cancel the multibillion-dollar Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud contract, and the company added it would continue to support DOD’s efforts.

"Unfortunately, the contract award was not based on the merits of the proposals and instead was the result of outside influence that has no place in government procurement," an AWS spokesperson said in a statement. "We look forward to continuing to support the DOD’s modernization efforts and building solutions that help accomplish their critical missions."

The company had filed a lawsuit alleging former President Trump influenced the competition for the major cloud contract.

DOD canceled the JEDI solicitation July 6 and announced it is pursuing a new multivendor cloud effort called the Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability.