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Amazon Reportedly Scores $600 Million Cloud Deal With CIA

Federal Computer Week, quoting unnamed sources, reported that Amazon has landed a 10-year, $600 million contract with the CIA that involves building a public cloud-like infrastructure that sits behind the agency's firewall, thereby ensuring that classified data is protected.

Both Amazon and the CIA aren't known for sharing information about internal business matters, so this deal will probably never be announced. If true, it would represent a shot across the bow of VMware, which has Amazon on the brain and is working feverishly to offer customers a safe public cloud alternative.

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