Not Just a Rumor: The CIA is Utilizing Amazon for Cloud Services

Over at Wired, Cade Metz reports that the CIA is using Amazon Web Services to build its cloud-based operations inside the agency’s data center.

Amazon declined to discuss its contract with the CIA. But in typical fashion, it did provide a canned statement, arguing that the CIA contract does not represent that big of change for the company. Amazon already offers cloud services, known as GovCloud and FinQloud, designed specifically for government agencies and financial institutions. “We can tell you that GovCloud and FinQloud are examples of ‘community clouds’ where we are delivering members-only implementations of AWS to groups of organizations who share specific requirements,” the statement reads.

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