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The United States Pentagon. Photo: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

A federal judge stayed a lawsuit Tuesday that alleges that the process of awarding a major Pentagon cloud computing contract — which could go to Amazon — is unfair.

The big picture: The lawsuit, filed by Oracle against the Department of Defense, is one portion of a much larger fight over the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract.

What they're saying: "For good cause shown, the court grants the government’s unopposed motion to stay this case while the Department of Defense reconsiders whether possible personal conflicts of interest impacted the integrity of the JEDI Cloud procurement," said Eric G. Bruggink, a judge for the Court of Federal Claims.

  • Oracle declined to comment, and Amazon, which has intervened in the case, did not respond to a question about the stay.

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