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

AWS CEO Andy Jassy delivers the keynote on the 2018 reInvent confrerence. (Amazon Internet Providers Picture)

Amazon Internet Providers has obtained a 10 billion cloud computing contract from the Nationwide Safety Company, in response to a report from Nextgov

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

Microsoft is difficult the award in a way just 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 help the Company,” and that one other firm bidding for the contract has filed a protest.

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

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

AWS has gained a number of intelligence neighborhood contracts up to now together with a 600 million take care of 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.”