Economy

Amazon launches cloud storage service for USA spy agencies

Amazon launches cloud storage service for USA spy agencies

Besides AWS Secret Region, Amazon also operates Amazon GovCloud, a cloud service for working with USA government data.

Amazon Web Services Inc. today debuted a new cloud service for USA intelligence agencies that allows them to run computing jobs requiring the "secret" classification many of them require.

"Today we mark an important milestone as we launch the AWS Secret Region", said Teresa Carlson, VP for Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector. Under the agreement, AWS agreed to provide cloud computing services to the CIA and other US intelligence agencies over a 10-year time period.

The AWS Secret Region is created to help intelligence agencies meet regulatory requirements and comply with government policies such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Special Publication 800-53 Revision 4 and the Director of National Intelligence's IC Directive 503.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has grown to be the leading player in on-demand cloud computing across the internet, and provides a sizable stream of revenue for the retail giant.

More news: (AAPL) Shares Sold by Insight 2811 Inc

"With the launch of this new Secret Region, AWS becomes the first and only commercial cloud provider to offer regions to serve government workloads across the full range of data classifications, including Unclassified, Sensitive, Secret, and Top Secret".

'The U.S. Intelligence Community can now execute their missions with a common set of tools, a constant flow of the latest technology and the flexibility to rapidly scale with the mission'.

'Ultimately, this capability allows more agency collaboration, helps get critical information to decision makers faster, and enables an increase in our Nation's Security'. This new Secret Region is available to all government agencies and stands separate from the earlier work AWS did with the CIA and others, as well as the existing Amazon GovCloud.

"The AWS Secret Region is a key component of the Intel Community's multi-fabric cloud strategy", said CIA CIO John Edwards said.

Non-IC government clients with secret-level networks can access the AWS Secret Region through their own contract vehicles.


  • Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: NCP To Contest On All Seats Solo

    Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: NCP To Contest On All Seats Solo

    The NCP has two MLAs now. "Our stand during talks with Congress was that we should get those nine seats, as well as some more seats".

    The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) CFO Sells $21618.73 in Stock

    Howe & Rusling Inc increased Prudential Finl Inc (NYSE:PRU) stake by 52,732 shares to 53,319 valued at $5.77 million in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 23 investors sold SATS shares while 57 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes.

    Investors Catching Stocks Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI)

    Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kinder Morgan from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Gradient Invests Ltd Liability Com holds 0.01% in Waste Management, Inc. 476,697 are held by Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans.
  • Nuggets head coach Malone suspended for one game

    Nuggets head coach Malone suspended for one game

    The Nuggets had a disaster of a first half against the Lakers - including the ejection of Jokic and Malone. Malone has served as Nuggets head coach since 2015, having previously coached for the Kings.

    Gear S3 value pack update brings new features, improvements

    With the new Tizen 3.0, you can also see different information depending on how fast you rotate the bezel. You can even edit checklists or tick them off on your wrist, ideal when you're doing groceries.
    Andrews, Mayfield and Brown finalists for top national awards

    Andrews, Mayfield and Brown finalists for top national awards

    Gesicki has shaken off a slow start to his collegiate career and has transformed into a risky weapon for the Nittany Lions. With Mayfield's recognition, the redshirt senior becomes the first player to be named a three-time finalist for the award.
  • Three Pakistani LeT militants killed in J&K

    Three Pakistani LeT militants killed in J&K

    J&K police, paramilitary forces and Army have made a joint appeal to local militants, asking them to return to the "mainstream". Though a civilian was also injured in the encounter, the security forces were able to take down two LeT commanders as well.
    Manute Bol's son picks OR  for basketball

    Manute Bol's son picks OR for basketball

    In a post on The Players Tribune Monday, 18-year-old Bol Bol said he will be heading to Eugene in the fall to join the OR program. Kentucky's 2018 recruiting class took a bit of a hit on Monday when 5-star center Bol Bol announced his commitment to Oregon .
    Massive blaze prompts evacuations in Auburn Hills, Michigan

    Massive blaze prompts evacuations in Auburn Hills, Michigan

    Homes north of Brown Road, south of Judah Road, east of Baldwin Road and west of Joslyn Road were all evacuated around 11:30 p.m. Firefighters on Monday night, November 20th were called out to the scene of a massive fire in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
  • Bhuveneswar, Dhawan out of Nagpur Test

    Bhuveneswar, Dhawan out of Nagpur Test

    According to reports in the Indian media, Kumar has taken a break to get married to his fiancee, Nupur Nagar, later this month. He let out a roar and pumped his fist after getting to 100 with a six off Lakmal, who ended with match figures of 7-119.

    Analytical Preview of Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)

    Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. raised its position in shares of Valero Energy Corporation by 62.2% during the 2nd quarter. Blackrock Incorporated, New York-based fund reported 39.30 million shares. 102,701 are owned by Usca Ria Limited Liability.
    Meghan Markle Reportedly Just Touched Down in London

    Meghan Markle Reportedly Just Touched Down in London

    The actress was reportedly spotted flying to London from Toronto (via Hello!) following claims that she and co-star Patrick J. Prince Harry, 33, is also said to have become very attached to the dogs while visiting Miss Markle, said the Daily Mail.