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Report: Amazon Wins Potential $600M CIA Cloud Contract

CloudAmazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN) has won a potential 10-year $600 million contract to build a private cloud infrastructure for the CIA, according to Federal Computer Week.

Frank Konkel reports the agency is acquiring the cloud infrastructure for big data in ways it could not under previous cloud contracts.

Jeanne Tisinger, the agency’s chief information officer, told a Northern Virginia Technology Council audience March 12 the agency was working with companies like Amazon, two attendees told FCW.

The CIA previously developed its cloud computing strategy around small private clouds and could use the contract to bring a public cloud environment within the intelligence community, Konkel reports.

Gus Hunt, CIA chief technology officer, referred to Amazon during a February address on software procurement to the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association’s Washington chapter, according to the report.

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