A report from the US National Security Agency shows that Amazon Web Services has obtained a $10 billion cloud computing contract from the US National Security Agency. Next government.
The contract, code-named “WildandStormy”, is said to be part of an attempt by the National Security Agency to modernize confidential data storage.
Microsoft is challenging the award in a similar way that Amazon challenged the now lapsed $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract. Nextgov reported that Microsoft submitted a protest In July, “two weeks after receiving the NSA’s notification that it had selected AWS as the contract”, the government accountability office was contacted.
Hill Report A spokesperson for the National Security Agency confirmed It “recently awarded a cloud computing service contract to support the agency,” and another company bidding for the contract protested.
Amazon referred all questions about the contract to the NSA Public Affairs Department. We have contacted the NSA and Microsoft for further comments.
Amazon and Microsoft fought for several years for the US Department of Defense’s $10 billion JEDI cloud service contract, and Microsoft won the bid. The contract was later cancelled and distributed by the Biden administration.
AWS has won multiple intelligence community contracts in the past, including a $600 million deal with the Central Intelligence Agency in 2013.