Is Amazon building a private cloud service for the CIA?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

FCW: It is rumored that Amazon has signed a deal to provide cloud services for the Central Intelligence Agency.

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.

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