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Report: Amazon awarded secret $10B NSA cloud computing contract, Microsoft files protest

Amazon Internet Providers has acquired a $10 billion cloud computing contract from the Nationwide Safety Company, based on a report from Nextgov

Codenamed “WildandStormy,” the contract is alleged to be part of the NSA’s makes an attempt to modernize categorised information storage.

Microsoft is difficult the award in a way much like the way in which Amazon challenged the now-defunct $10 billion Joint Enterprise Protection Infrastructure (JEDI) contract. Nextgov reported that Microsoft filed a protest with the Authorities Accountability Workplace in July “two weeks after being notified by the NSA that it had chosen AWS for the contract.”

The Hill reported that a spokesperson for the NSA confirmed it “lately awarded a contract for cloud computing companies to assist the Company,” and that one other firm bidding for the contract has filed a protest.

Amazon referred all questions in regards to the contract to the NSA public affairs division. We’ve reached out to the NSA and Microsoft for added remark. 

Amazon and Microsoft spent years preventing over the Protection Division’s $10 billion JEDI cloud companies contract, with Microsoft finally successful the bid. The contract was later canceled and parcelled out by the Biden administration.

AWS has received a number of intelligence group contracts up to now together with a $600 million cope with the Central Intelligence Company in 2013.

UPDATE: A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the contract protest. “Based mostly on the choice we’re submitting an administrative protest by way of the Authorities Accountability Workplace. We’re exercising our authorized rights and can accomplish that fastidiously and responsibly.” 

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