The Pentagon has ordered a review of its multibillion-dollar cloud computing contract after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested the Defense Department might have rigged the contest in favor of Amazon.com Inc., Politico reported.
Newly appointed Defense Secretary Mark Esper will now review the $10 billion contract for the Defense Department's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project, which the Pentagon had hoped to award in August. No decision will be made on the contract until Esper has completed his review.
Trump earlier told reporters that he received "tremendous complaints" from Microsoft Corp., International Business Machines Corp. and Oracle Corp., who were vying for the contract.
Oracle filed a lawsuit alleging that the contract's terms were crafted to favor Amazon, while IBM is out of the bidding race. Alphabet Inc. unit Google LLC decided not to participate in the bidding process.