Department of Defense (DOD)

Amazon to challenge its loss of a $10B defense contract

A photo of Amazon Web Services' logo
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Amazon Web Services told the government it intends to fight the Defense Department's decision last month to award a gigantic cloud computing contract to Microsoft, a spokesperson said Thursday.

Why it matters: The politics surrounding the decision made it almost certain Amazon would challenge it, opening up the latest front in the long-running fight over the massive JEDI contract, worth up to $10 billion.

U.S. releases Baghdadi raid video and warns of ISIS reprisal attacks

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, speaks as a picture of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is seen during a press briefing
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, holds a press briefing at the Pentagon Wednesday. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Defense Department released video Wednesday of the U.S.-led raid in northwestern Syria in which Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed last weekend — as officials warned they're expecting ISIS to try to retaliate over his death.