Amazon’s lawsuit released against GAO in cloud computing contract case

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 22, 2013

Frank Konkel, FCW.com: “In its lawsuit against the federal government filed in July, Amazon Web Services claims IBM’s protest of its $600 million cloud computing contract with the CIA was “untimely” and “meritless,” and that’s just a snapshot of a 79-page document sitting before U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Thomas Wheeler. The lawsuit, unsealed Aug. 20, blasted the Government Accountability Office’s June decision to uphold portions of bid protests filed by Big Blue as irrational and against federal contracting law — a “flawed” decision that AWS argues is based on a technicality and contends would not have changed the CIA’s decision. In the GAO’s ruling, the oversight agency made clear AWS’s solution was technically superior in the eyes of evaluators at the CIA, which chose AWS despite IBM’s bid to build an on-premise, private cloud for the entire intelligence community at a lower cost.”

  • Via Seattle Times: “A redacted version of a lawsuit Amazon filed against the federal government became public today, offering a look at the company’s effort to block rebidding of its lucrative CIA deal.”

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