CIA’s secret Amazon cloud ready to roll

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The Amazon Web Services-based cloud for the CIA is near completion, according to the CIA’s chief information officer (CIO).

On Wednesday, Doug Wolfe told a Cloudera industry gathering that the agency’s long-awaited AWS cloud has hit “final operational capability”  after 18 months of work, EnterpriseTech reported.

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Since 2011, Amazon had already fielded GovCloud, a separate cloud region that meets special criteria so it can be used by government agencies. The CIA has additional requirements above and beyond that.

Wolfe also said the new cloud would be rolled out across 17 different intelligence agencies (news to me), and that the agency would have Cloudera’s enterprise data hub, running on the AWS service within months, according to the story.


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