Amazon Bags Secret $10B Cloud Computing Deal With NSA
The National Security Agency has awarded Amazon Web Services a $10 billion secret cloud computing contract codenamed "WildandStormy."
The National Security Agency (NSA) has awarded Amazon Web Services (AWS) a secret cloud computing contract code-named "WildandStormy" worth up to $10 billion, as reported by Washington Technology first.
While there are few details about the newly awarded contract at this time, it appears to be part of the NSA's efforts to update its classified data repository, Intelligence Community GovCloud, as it transitions away from on-premises servers and toward a commercial provider.
Amazon Web Services and Microsoft were going head to head over this contract, so it's no surprise that it's making some noises. Two weeks after the NSA informed Microsoft that it had chosen AWS for the contract, Microsoft filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office on July 21.