It turns out that the National Security Agency (NSA), the intelligence agency of the U.S. government, is the U.S. government intelligence agency dedicated to managing surveillance equipment in the country. It has signed a secret cloud contract worth up to $10 billion with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
According to the survey results Next governmentSince then, the US National Security Agency has been in secret negotiations with AWS, the world’s largest cloud provider. Amazon’s cloud computing department is the company’s most profitable business department, with huge revenues flowing through it every quarter. This amazing growth is now supported by a new NSA contract worth $10 billion.
The contract, code-named WildandStormy, includes efforts to store NSA’s most valuable intelligence data in the cloud. Since NSA’s confidential data is distributed in multiple locations, the goal of the contract is to create a single repository for on-demand access to simplify the analysis process.
However, the contract did not go well. US government agencies have the budget to sign contracts with multiple cloud providers. Because it did not win the contract, Microsoft decided to protest to the Government Accountability Office (GAP).
In July, US government officials announced that they would terminate the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract due to multiple calls from Microsoft. AWS won the contract, and Microsoft complained many times and eventually cancelled the contract due to a legal dispute between the cloud provider and the government.
With AWS winning this multi-billion-dollar contract, Microsoft’s complaint to GAO may delay the contract again. As soon as Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters learned that AWS had won the contract, it immediately filed a complaint with GAO. On July 26, GAO received the complaint, but has not yet made a judgment. At the same time, as the contractor waits for the final decision, the WildandStormy contract may face delays.