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U.S. judge says Amazon likely to succeed in Defense cloud contract challenge – Source Reuters Tech News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge said Inc (AMZN.O) is likely to succeed in its challenge to the U.S. Department of Defense’s decision to award an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O)

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seen during the 4th annual America Digital Latin American Congress of Business and Technology in Santiago, Chile, September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith’s opinion was unsealed on Friday. On Feb. 13, she issued an order blocking work on the contract pending resolution of Amazon’s court challenge.

Amazon contends the contract was awarded to its rival because of improper influence by President Donald Trump.

The opinion did not mention Trump or address Amazon’s claims of improper influence, but instead focused on how the Pentagon assessed Microsoft’s data storage in one price scenario.

Campbell-Smith wrote Amazon “is likely to succeed on…

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