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CIA with own “private” cloud. Amazon is the provider.


Credit photo to dbking

Credit photo to dbking

The drama began in March 2013,when Amazon won a huge contract with the U.S. intelligeence agency CIA.  This cloud would be a game-changer in the industry due to two main reasons: a) the cloud was for the CIA and b) it would be its first ever “private” cloud (not very private because it will belong to the government), and to reside in the CIA’s data center in Langley. Amazon is the U.S. largest cloud vendor. But IBM, which had put in a competitive bid, protested the CIA award.