Global Technology Giants Amazon and Oracle might soon lock horns over a government contract. The result might be a long legal battle about who should be building advanced cloud-computing technology for the Pentagon. It’s one of the longest-running disputes over the largest military IT procurements. A protest bid was filled in the U.S. Court of Federal claims wherein Oracle had stated that the contract favored Amazon Web Services. The $10 Billion defense deal known as JEDI or Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure. Amazon will also be taking the side defendant during the hearings. The JEDI is estimated to value over $10 Billion in the next 10 years enabling, new weapons capabilities and also using different artificial intelligence algorithms. The JEDI is a part of government contracts that are building advanced artificial intelligence algorithm to deal with China and Russia.
The lawsuit has been filed just days after a protest was launched by Oracle against the contract which was turned down by the Government Accountability Office. A long-term U.S. Military contract has attracted many tech giants Microsoft and IBM have also confirmed of submitting bids and the contract will probably be awarded in April 2019. The top procurement officers have said that they might award the contract to more than one provider but it would, in turn, increase the complexity. Shifting the legacy systems to cloud with different providers could technically hamper the work process and also result in a delay.