Originally posted on Gigaom:
Amazon reportedly to build CIA secret cloud
Probably the biggest news of the week was a Federal Computer Week report that public cloud leader Amazon(s amzn) is building a private cloud for the CIA. Citing unnamed sources, the story put the worth of the contract at about $600 million for 10 years. What was unclear — since no one is speaking officially — is if this completely separate from Amazon’s existing Govcloud, although that appears to be the thinking.