In a legal filing, AWS lays out its argument why its bid to build the CIA’s private cloud should stand. The contract is worth an estimated $600 million.
The CIA cloud in and of itself is a semi-big deal. But the reason IBM and Amazon Web Services are duking it out for this business is the winner will get a leg up in tons more “cloud-first” government projects.
Amazon Web Services isn’t taking IBM’s challenge to its CIA cloud bid laying down: It’s filed a challenge of its own.
New slides from a leaked NSA presentation published by the Washington Post show that the spy agency is able to monitor live conversations in real time using FBI-operated equipment located on company premises.
With a new $450 million federal cloud computing contract up for bid, will we see tech giants Amazon and IBM duke it out again?
The man who leaked top-secret documents from the NSA — about a digital surveillance program called PRISM that collected data from Google, Yahoo, Facebook and others — has come forward to speak about why he did it.
Updated: The Government Accountability Office sided with IBM which claimed the CIA unfairly awarded a secure cloud contract to Amazon Web Services.
During the last couple of weeks the media was abuzz with the news that Amazon has inked a $600 million deal with the CIA. While most of the reports talked about the unconventional path that AWS has taken in building a private cloud for the intelligence agency, it has a larger impact on the entire cloud ecosystem.
CloudHSM could make regulation-constrained companies and agencies more comfortable entrusting workloads to the Amazon Web Services public cloud.
Google Drive and LinkedIn suffered snafus this week; and Amazon will reportedly build a not-so-secret cloud for the Central Intelligence Agency.