Report: Amazon Receives Secret $10 Billion NSA Contract

Tech and e-commerce giant Amazon has reportedly been awarded a secret cloud computing contract from the NSA worth up to $10 billion.

Nextgov reports that the tech giant Amazon has been awarded a $10 billion cloud-computing contract from the National Security Agency (NSA). According to protest filings obtained by Nextgov, the contract is named “WildandStormy” and appears to be part of an initiative by the NSA to modernize its storage of classified data.

Microsoft has challenged the awarding of the contract, according to Government Accountability Office records. An NSA spokesperson commented: “NSA recently awarded a contract for cloud computing services to support the Agency. The unsuccessful offeror has filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office. The Agency will respond to the protest in accordance with appropriate federal regulations.”

Microsoft confirmed that it filed the protest, stating: “Based on the decision we are filing an administrative protest via the Government Accountability Office. We are exercising our legal rights and will do so carefully and responsibly.”- READ MORE

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