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Report: CIA Implements Amazon Private Cloud System

cloudThe CIA has rolled out an Amazon Web Services-built cloud platform designed to facilitate collaboration among 17 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community, Nextgov reported Friday.

Frank Konkel writes the CIA’s private cloud infrastructure went live last week, offering intelligence organizations access to a range of computing, storage and analytics tools.

AWS built the IC cloud under a $600 million contract awarded in February 2013.

The system works to help agencies exchange big data gathered from satellites, sensors and surveillance equipment and allows them to pay only for on-demand services they use, according to Nextgov.

Konkel reports the infrastructure achieved IC requirements for managing and securing classified information during the accreditation process.

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