(Nov 15): Amazon.com Inc has given notice that it will file a lawsuit challenging the Defense Department’s decision to award Microsoft Corp. a cloud computing contract valued at as much as US$10 billion ($13.6 billion) over a decade.

The e-commerce giant plans to lodge its complaint against the contract in the US Court of Federal Claims, Seattle-based Amazon confirmed. The company’s challenge was earlier reported by the Federal Times. A representative for the Defense Department said the agency wouldn’t speculate on potential litigation.

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