The cloud built for the Central Intelligence Agency by Amazon Web Services, is now online, according to a Defenseone report.
Citing an unnamed source, reporter Frank Konkel — who has been all over this story since the get go — said the cloud actually went online last week although all its services are not yet available.
The work is the result of a $600 million contract (over 10 years) that AWS won in a competitive bidding situation over IBM. IBM challenged the award but in October, AWS got the green light to go ahead.
A CIA spokesperson told the publication that the goal is to make the intelligence cloud services available in the summer of 2014 and is on target to meet that deadline.
The CIA could not be reached for comment; AWS had no comment.