October 27, 2019 / 12:02 AM / a month ago

Microsoft: 'appreciate' winning JEDI contract - statement

FILE PHOTO: The Microsoft logo is pictured ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 24, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O) said in a statement on Saturday that the company appreciates being chosen by the U.S. Defense department (DoD) for the Pentagon’s $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud (JEDI) contract.

“We look forward to expanding our longstanding partnership with DoD”, the company said.

Microsoft was chosen for the contract over favorite Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O).

Reporting by Rishika Chatterjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler

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