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Microsoft slams Amazon’s latest protest over Pentagon cloud contract as ‘a way to avoid the consequences of its own bad business decisions’

Amazon is once again challenging the Department of Defense’s decision to award a $10 billion cloud contract to Microsoft. Amazon filed a protest of the award directly with the DoD after a federal judge temporarily paused litigation on a lawsuit filed last year.

The protest Amazon submitted to the DoD this week is confidential, even to Microsoft, but that didn’t stop the software giant from slamming its rival. Microsoft communications chief Frank Shaw published a blog post Thursday accusing Amazon of attempting to “find a way to avoid the consequences of its own bad business decisions.” …