Nooooo Amazon! Business Insider: Jeff Bezos helps CIA develop a 'Private' Cloud Spying Network!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 20:17
Amazon makes deal with the Devil! Er... at least with CIA's utterly UnConstitutional 'private' investment firm, In-Q-Tel.
Julie Bort, Business Insider
March 20, 2013
The CIA is on the verge of signing a cloud computing contract with Amazon, worth up to $600 million over 10 years, reports Frank Konkel at Federal Computer Week.
If the details about this deal are true, it could be a game-changer for the enterprise cloud market.
That’s because Amazon Web Services will help the CIA build a “private cloud” filled with technologies like big data, reports Konkel, citing unnamed sources.
By Frank Konkel
Mar 18, 2013
In a move sure to send ripples through the federal IT community, FCW has learned that the CIA has agreed to a cloud computing contract with electronic commerce giant Amazon, worth up to $600 million over 10 years.
Amazon Web Services will help the intelligence agency build a private cloud infrastructure that helps the agency keep up with emerging technologies like big data in a cost-effective manner not possible under the CIA's previous cloud efforts, sources told FCW.
Amazon officials would not confirm the existence of the contract, and a CIA spokesperson likewise declined to comment on the matter.
** For those unfamiliar, no, the article doesn't mention "In-Q-Tel" by name, but if it involves hi-tech anything, they're involved; InQTel would be the organization mechanism they're likely to utilize, even if it's limited to just indirect consultancy; verify for yourselves, regardless.
AWS [Amazon Web Service] is the largest "public" cloud provider. In general, the term "private cloud" means using cloud computing technologies in a company's own data center. Public clouds are in hosted facilities, where the hardware is shared with many users. Sharing the hardware saves money.
How much you want to bet, the next headline about them you'll read is; "CIA's web user tracking service 'accidentally' spills over into Amazon's customer user database!"???