McRaven is No Admiral of Mine

By Jim O’Neill

Former CIA director John Brennan, whose security clearance you revoked on Wednesday, is one of the finest public servants I have ever known. Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don’t know him.

 Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency.

William McRaven “Revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President

It is traditional to often address former military officers, especially those of high rank, by their former grade – colonel, general, commander, admiral, etc.  But I will make an exception with William McRaven, who is not worthy of his former title of admiral in my book.

In my book McRaven is a disgrace to the uniform of the US Navy, a disgrace to my beloved SEAL Teams, and a disgrace to the US military as a whole.

McRaven is obviously quite smart, so stupidity is no excuse for his behavior.  Which leaves…I don’t know what.  Ignorance?  Delusion?  Arrogance?  Naivete?  Too much time spent among the Pentagon’s “perfumed princes?”  All the above and more?

In any event, he is not fit to shine the shoes of someone such as Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (USN Ret.), a true American patriot who has never forgotten his oath to defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

According to Mr. Guandolo — a former SWAT team leader at the FBI, counterterrorism and Muslim Brotherhood specialist and Marine platoon commander — what should be an issue was the Saudis’ targeted recruitment of Mr. Brennan to the ideology of Islam while he was serving as the CIA station chief in Riyadh. This was not just a conversion but a political act by a foreign intelligence service.

ADM James A. Lyons 2/19/13 “The Islamic Cloud Over Brennan and Hagel

Former CIA boss John Brennan’s thuggish looks and demeanor put me in mind of Hitler’s head of the “Brown Shirts,” Ernst Rohm.  Not that they are doppelgangers or anything, but I get the same creepy vibe from them both.  There is, of course, no law against giving off bad vibes, and I have no proof whatsoever that Brennan is a Muslim convert…but there is certainly a wealth of circumstantial evidence that leads me to strongly suspect that Brennan is not the pure-as-the-driven-snow American patriot that McRaven makes him out to be.

After President Trump recently revoked his security clearance Brennan tweeted that his “principles are worth far more than clearances.”  To which Benghazi hero Kris “Tanto” Paronto replied:

“My principles are greater than clearances too John, especially when you and the @CIA kool-aid drinkers punished us for not going along with the Benghazi cover-up story in order to protect you, @HillaryClinton’s & @BarackObama’s failures. You put your politics before us.” 

I suppose We the People will have to wait, and wait, and wait some more before the truth finally comes out about the soft coup against President Trump involving the Steele Dossier, Fusion GPS, the FBI, DOJ, and God knows who and what else.  In the meantime, I will be casting a jaundiced eye on Brennan, Clapper, the Ohrs, the Clintons, and their ilk – call me cynical.

One thing for sure, I will not be holding any of them up as paragons of honesty, integrity, and patriotism.  Oh, and President Trump – I would waste no time in granting McRaven’s desire to have his security clearance revoked, he deserves the “honor.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mueller’s Star Witness Turns out to be a Convicted Pedophile

Robert Mueller’s star witness in his Clinton/Obama initiated the quest to find dirt on president Trump turns out to be a convicted pedophile. News of this will not be found on the main propaganda outlets who masquerade as news media, but facts are facts.

George Nader, a key witness in the Mueller Russia Probe apparently has 2 convictions in sex with minors. In the first conviction, Nader received a six-month sentence from a Federal court in Northern Virginia in 1991 on a felony charge of transporting sexually explicit materials in foreign commerce. Politico obtained this information under the Freedom of Information Act. Presiding Judge at the time Claude Hilton also imposed a $2,000 fine on Nader at that time.

The second conviction on child porn and actual sex with children came in 2003, where Nader was convicted on ten cases of sexually abusing minors and was sentenced to a one-year prison term by Prague’s Municipal Court.

So, Mueller tries to sneak a convicted child molester and child porn addict in as a star witness to testify, hoping to dig up dirt on President Trump in finding what he needs to finally get the president impeached. However, with main witnesses like Nader, President Trump has nothing to worry about. Nader’s credibility is so low, nothing he says would be believed by any judge or jury.

It isn’t surprising that Nader also frequently partied with Bill Clinton at private island resorts and Jeffrey Epstein’s Sex Island where both Bill and Hillary Clinton were frequent guests.

Since the whole Mueller Russia Probe has a Clinton nucleus, it is not surprising that all involved in it have ties to sex crimes involving minors since it seems virtually impossible to find anyone close to the Clinton’s that isn’t involved in such criminal activity.

Death Panels Alive and Well

by Rev. Austin Miles

Most can remember when Sarah Palin, in opposition to the Obamacare hoax, stated that there would be death panels. These would be committees that would decide when expensive medical care should end with life saving instruments turned off.   Everyone poo pooed that notion…but it proved to be true.

After researching all that was behind this diabolical Marxist plan, I wrote an article showing the deception of this bill that nobody in government would even see or read before jamming it through. And this was deliberate. This story was published on May 6, 2013. Here is the link.

It is suggested that you read this first (above) before my current story since it shows how this was really pushed on the people by Obama, then later the shocking outcome.

While these 2013 revelations may seem prophetic, I am not a prophet but simply analyzed what was taking place at that time with the deadly Obamacare hoax becoming law with nobody seeing the bill or knowing what was in it.

Who can forget Nancy Pelosi stating to the committees: “Just sign the bill, then you can see what’s in it.” Yep, that’s how they do it in D.C. They did, and the likely outcome was verified.

Who can forget that horrible decision in the U.K. when children Charlie Gard and little Alfie Evans were disconnected from life-giving machines, even though other doctors and medical professionals disagreed that ‘they had no chance of living.’ However, the death panels had spoken.

In Belgium, hundreds of disabled people, including 3 children were recently euthanized to basically keep them out-of-the-way. It is the same as ‘inconvenient’ babies being aborted in the U.S.  What have we become?

In the Netherlands, euthanasia has been legal since 2002, and there have been a whole slew of problems ever since.  In one recent case in the Netherlands involving an elderly woman who had dementia – she realized that the doctor was trying to kill her, so she put up such a fight that the family forcibly held her down, and then the doctor proceeded to kill her with a lethal injection.

This woman did NOT want to die, so her own family held her down as she was given the fatal injection.  This is MURDER!

Judges have ruled that doctors should be able to withdraw food and fluids without going to court. Let’s put this in proper perspective. This is deliberately starving people to death. It is a horrible death that slowly kills the patient by dehydration and starving within two or three long weeks. Here is what happens to them:

They get dizzy, their stomachs cramp until every move hurts, then stabbing sensations in the colon area. They are left with a painful emptiness in their stomachs. Their mouths and throats become dry because of no water to drink. They get to the point that no position is comfortable.  This is barbaric!

Who can forget the story of Terri Schiavo, who had lain in bed for 13 years, severely brain-damaged caused by her husband Michael who, it was reported, regularly beat her severely.  She had been abused by her husband throughout their marriage. and was beaten so severely by him that she received brain damage, was fed by a tube and unable to communicate with the outside world.

Terry’s parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, believed that with extensive therapy she might to some extent recover. It certainly was a hope worthy of holding on to.

However, Michael, who couldn’t have really loved Terri since he spent most of his time beating her, had full authority over her at that time, and used that authority to demand that she be starved to death.

The ordeal began. During the following days a national uproar came about regarding Terri’s case. There were petitions, one had 180,000 signatures, this writer tried to intervene but it was hopeless. The system had long before made up it’s mind.

After 14 grueling, painful torturous days, Terri Schiavo died. Her husband Michael was free to do whatever he wanted and with whomever he wanted.

It is to be said that Governor Jeb Bush did all he could to prevent the starvation murder of Terri Shiavo.

This must never happen again.  We are better than this. It all started with the implementation of Obamacare. Now the insurance company controlled things. The more patients who were cared for, the more money it cost them. So to save millions of dollars, euthanasia was created to get rid of patients requiring further treatment.

That’s the story, plain and simple. It is all about…money, the love of which is the root of all evil. 1 Timothy 6:10. A word to the wise is sufficient…hopefully.

Meanwhile, the death panels are alive and well–UNTIL they are stopped.

Photo Caption: Terri Shiavo Victim of Early Death Panel

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Bruce and Nellie Ohr

Excellent article by Politically Short

Politically Short

Bruce Ohr, the former Associate Deputy Attorney General who served as the fourth-highest ranking official in the Justice Department, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on August 28th, 2018, to answer questions regarding his connections to anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS.

According to Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Ohr had over sixty contacts with Christopher Steele going as far back as January of 2016.

As of now, we currently know that Bruce Ohr funneled information from Steele to the FBIafter the FBI had terminated Steele as a source for his failure to abide by FBI instructions to avoid contact with the press…

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Who is Bruce Ohr?

Excellent overview

Politically Short

A short excerpt from a new article posted at The Hill by John Solomon:

Fusion GPS’s work and its involvement with several FBI officials have been well reported. But a close review of new documents shows just how closely Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, who reported to Obama-era Deputy AG Sally Yates, maintained contact with Fusion — and, in particular, its primary source, former British spy Christopher Steele — before, during and after the election.

Steele asked Ohr in a Jan. 31 text exchange if he could continue to help feed information to the FBI: “Just want to check you are OK, still in the situ and able to help locally as discussed, along with your Bureau colleagues.”

“I’m still here and able to help as discussed,” Ohr texted back. “I’ll let you know if that changes.”

Steele replied, “If you end up out though, I really need…

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Gov. Moonbeam’s Gay Porn Push in Schools

by Rev. Austin Miles

SACRAMENTO 8/4/18–This morning I published an excellent column on my website: which at this moment has more than 6 and a half million readers.

That column, written by Coach Dave Daubenmire, told about the war we are in, not with opposite political parties or foreign invaders, but “Spiritual Wickedness in High Places,” Yes, it is a spiritual battle between good and evil as The Bible reveals accurately who will oppose us.

Here is the link to Coach Dave’s column which gives full background of this warfare.

So there is no question that California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, better known as “Governor Moonbeam” is a footman for the devil. Exactly the individual described in Coach Dave’s column, that everyone must read, for gaining understanding of what is going on during this time.

At the first of the year, Gov. Brown mandated that, now sit down, all public (govt) schools MUST show Gay Porn….yes, PORNOGRAPHY to grade school kids! And this made California the first in the nation to order ‘Gay’ Pornography to be shown to grade school children. Indeed, no kind of pornography was ever allowed to be shown to school children. But California is advanced dontcha know.

Then on the first of the  year, Gov. Moonbeam ordered all California public schools to add lessons about gays and lesbians to Social Studies classes in those pubic schools where you surrender your children every day.

The bills were pushed by State Senator Mark Leno who authored the bills, who himself has lace in his pants.

“Today, we are making history in California,” Leno burped, “by ensuring that our textbooks and instructional materials no longer exclude the contributions of LGBT Americans.”

This daily instruction of our children details, now listen to thisthe various sexual choices a gay person has. Yep they have plenty of choices for sure.  And here is the closing statement: “There is no room for “discrimination” of any kind in our classrooms, our communities, or the state,” said Dean Vogel, President of the California Teachers Association. So there.

We wonder if those LGBT lessons will discuss the one NORMAL activity they include in their sex lives? Again, to them, this is a normal activity. It is called

“Scatting,” where rubber sheets are put on their bed.

We suggest that sensitive people skip this next paragraph.

Scatting is when the partners defecate on each other, then lick the excrement off the other. This is pure insanity. Yes, and it is absolutely true. The first time I knew about this perverted sickness was when glancing through a free newspaper from a plastic rack in San Francisco.

Thumbing through it I came across an advice column for sodomites. So what else could be expected…this WAS in San Francisco after all.  The first writer complained that “when scatting, his partner would initially be turned on but when they ‘got into it,’ the partner could not stand the smell and went limp.” The whole glorious experience went down the toilet–which should have been done BEFORE the ultimate sport of Scatting ever began.

It will come as no surprise that a powerful entity, The United Nations, has  Partnered with this evil organization to force-feed this sick agenda on the entire world. As if this could not get worse, the Document proclaims that these new so-called rights supersede any claims of religious freedom.

Now, all manner of sexual activities would be a human right to be protected by governments and courts. There is even a renewed effort to push acceptance for pedophilia, adults having sexual relations with children. Even this would be protected by what is now known as “the Yogyakarta Principles.”

I can write no more on this nasty sickening practice. So will just say that all parents should be aware that sending their children to public schools will expose your precious kids to be forcefully instructed in practices that could only be found in Insane Asylums back in earlier days.

Parents reading this: Please talk to your church pastor about starting a Christian School at your church. It is not complicated to put together and operate. We must get our children out of this madness. It is our profound duty to protect our children. And they do indeed need to be protected from the Public School System.

Most sane people would assume that this would have to end. That is not true. Once something like this gets released into the atmosphere, it will only increase with more atmospheric pressure.

Now this sick perversion has taken the next step, since it was not stopped when it started, which it could have been. The richest and most powerful bodies in the world have now banded together to promote a radical homosexuality/transgender document called the Yogyakart Principles according to Center for Family and Human Rights, based in New York. And that partner is–The United Nations.

The Yogyakarta Principles is a document about human rights in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity, published as the outcome of an international meeting of human rights groups in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

The Document was drafted by activists including a disgraced Catholic priest named Michael O’Flaherty in order to force “gay marriage” on Ireland.  It is a wicked document that seeks to impose the gay ideology on the whole world, The Yogvakart Principles declare that all forms of human sexuality are a human right.

They say that anything anyone wants to do with anyone else is, now get this,  protected by international law.

Citizens, it is time to push back against this sick agenda. If we do not stand firm on this by phone calls, letters to the editors, radio program call-ins, and from the pulpits, then we are doomed to live the rest our lives surrounded by perversion.

We cannot further allow this to happen.

Our profound thanks to Center for Family and Human Rights, Austin Ruse-President/C-Fam, for alerting us to this story and providing us with undeniable facts.

Photo Caption:  California Capitol flying Gay Flaggets

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s personal driver of 20 years is a Chinese spy

There are way too many Communists in our country and government. Senator McCarthy was spot on!

Q~The Plan To Save The World (12 Min)

L.A. Production of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ Replaces Nazis with ICE Agents Hunting for ‘LatinX’ Illegals

L.A. Production of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ Replaces Nazis with ICE Agents Hunting for ‘LatinX’ Illegals

Young Cuban singer Isabella Castillo (R) performs during the rehearsal of the musical 'El diario de Ana Frank' in Madrid, on February 04 2008. This musical is based on the Diary of Anne Frank. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)A modernized theatrical production of The Diary of Anne Frank in Los Angeles will re-imagine the Jewish Frank family hiding from Nazis with Latino immigrants hiding from Immigration, Customs, and Enforcement (ICE) officials, its directors have revealed.

The production, directed by former Roseanne writer Stan Zimmerman and scheduled to run throughout September, “was inspired by the true story of a Jewish woman in Los Angeles who created a ‘Safe House’ for a Latina mother and her two daughters after her husband was deported by ICE.” The play’s characters in the attic will be played by a LatinX cast, according to a promotional website.
“Director Stan Zimmerman has cast his production of the classic play The Diary of Anne Frank, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman,” the play’s promotional content reads.

“The cast includes Keith Coogan (“Adventures in Babysitting”), Tasha Dixon (Miss Arizona USA), David Gurrola (“Insecure”), Heather Olt (“The Middle”), Raquenel (“My Life is a Telenovela”), Robert C. Raicch (“Are We There Yet?”), Teddi Shaffer (“The Open Book”), Raymond Abel Tomas, Emiliano Torres (“Shooter”) and introducing Genesis Ochoa as Anne Frank,” it continues.

In the original version of the true story, 13-year-old Anne Frank details her life in her diary after her family is forced to hide in an attic in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. After more than two years of hiding, the Frank family is discovered by the Gestapo and sent to a Holocaust extermination camp, where only Anne’s father Otto survives.

The controversial play comes amid growing comparisons by major Hollywood figures and the left-wing commentariat between the Holocaust and the immigration enforcement policies of President Donald Trump’s administration. In March, CNN compared ICE agents to Nazis on a news article on the Jewish woman on which the upcoming production is based.

“A Jewish woman heard an undocumented immigrant and her two daughters were on the run from ICE,” the network wrote on Twitter. “Driven by thoughts of the Holocaust, she risked her own comfort to offer them shelter.”

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Anarchy Breaks Out in Portland, With the Mayor’s Blessing…

Anarchy Breaks Out in Portland, With the Mayor’s Blessing

A vicious mob targeted the ICE office and even a food cart. The police followed orders to do nothing.

Andy Ngo  –

https://www.wsj.com/articles/anarchy-breaks-out-in-portland-with-the-mayors-blessing-1533331454

Anarchy Breaks Out in Portland, With the Mayor’s Blessing

Portland, Ore.

Along the trolley tracks behind the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office, a biohazard cleanup crew works under police protection. It finds used needles and buckets of human waste simmering in nearly 100-degree heat. The smell of urine and feces fills the block. For more than five weeks, as many as 200 people had occupied the site to demand ICE’s immediate abolition. They’re gone now, but a community is left reeling. Thirty-eight days of government-sanctioned anarchy will do that.

A mob surrounded ICE’s office in Southwest Portland June 19. They barricaded the exits and blocked the driveway. They sent “guards” to patrol the doors, trapping workers inside. At night they laid on the street, stopping traffic at a critical junction near a hospital. Police stayed away. “At this time I am denying your request for additional resources,” the Portland Police Bureau’s deputy chief, Robert Day, wrote to federal officers pleading for help. Hours later, the remaining ICE workers were finally evacuated by a small federal police team. The facility shut down for more than a week.

Signs called ICE employees “Nazis” and “white supremacists.” Others accused them of running a “concentration camp,” and demanded open borders and prosecution of ICE agents. Along a wall, vandals wrote the names of ICE staff, encouraging others to publish their private information online.

Federal workers were defenseless. An ICE officer, who asked that his name not be published, told me one of his colleagues was trailed in a car and confronted when he went to pick up his daughter from summer camp. Later people showed up at his house. Another had his name and photo plastered on flyers outside his home accusing him of being part of the “Gestapo.”

Where were the police? Ordered away by Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler, who doubles as police commissioner. “I do not want the @PortlandPolice to be engaged or sucked into a conflict, particularly from a federal agency that I believe is on the wrong track,” he tweeted. “If [ICE is] looking for a bailout from this mayor, they are looking in the wrong place.”

The mob set up camp behind the building, where they harassed journalists and banned photography. The open-borders advocates also erected an 8-foot wall around their site. I walked through and saw young children, including infants, in squalid conditions and 90-degree heat. Every American flag was defaced. Anarchist and communist flags were unsoiled.

Stuart Lindquist, the ICE facility’s 79-year-old landlord, visited his property on June 21. “The political powers in the city of Portland have stopped the police from doing what they normally would do,” he told me. When he attempted to drive into the parking lot, occupiers swarmed and pounded his windows. In the commotion, Mr. Lindquist’s car struck someone in the mob, who wasn’t injured. His home address later appeared online, and he says the harassment hasn’t stopped.

On June 28 federal police mobilized from out of state finally moved to reopen the office. They arrested a handful of people for refusing to leave the ICE office’s front, but the rest retreated to the camp and focused their vitriol on the officers. They repeatedly called a black officer “traitor” and “house n—.” They shouted that they knew where the officers lived, and published more addresses online.

The same day Mayor Wheeler again pledged not to intervene. In a statement, he whitewashed the lawless behavior: “I join those outraged by ICE actions separating parents from their children, and support peaceful protest to give voice to our collective moral conscience.”

The Hakes family, which owns the Happy Camper food cart across the street from ICE’s office, responded to the statement with incredulity. The mob “terrorized our family” and forced the business to close, Julie Hakes told me. Ms. Hakes showed me text messages from her 21-year-old daughter, Brianna, who ran the cart. “Just saw a drug deal,” Brianna reported early on. After members of the anti-ICE mob spotted her selling breakfast burritos to federal officers, the situation deteriorated. “Call me immediately!” Brianna wrote after being accused of “supporting the pigs” and “child deportation.” She said people wearing masks threatened to hurt her and burn down the cart, and the police never responded to their frantic calls.

Randy Glary, a 52-year-old artist and longtime resident, was photographing the camp when he said a group of occupiers knocked his camera into his face. Charles Williams, a 62-year-old man who lives across the street, said someone threatened to stab him with an “AIDS-infected needle.” From his balcony, he saw the “thugs” begin masked street patrols. Others brandished sticks. Lisa Leonard, a 53-year-old disabled resident, said occupiers hit her on her head, disabled her electric wheelchair, and lifted her in the air when she complained about loud drumming. She called police, who took a statement but made no arrests.

The locals who spoke to me all wondered why the city allowed this and ignored their calls for intervention. Peter Simpson, a public-information officer with the Portland Police Bureau, explained that “at the mayor’s direction, PPB involvement was very limited” until July 25.

Back at the trolley tracks, the occupiers have been evicted but taxpayers will have to foot the costly cleanup bill. The Hakes family is still trying to recover. Brianna has decided to move out of the neighborhood. “They know my face and car,” she said. Like other residents I spoke to, she expects the mob to return.

Mr. Ngo is an editor at Quillette.

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Amazon is launching a ‘Secret’ cloud service for the CIA

Amazon is launching a ‘Secret’ cloud service for the CIA

Andy Jassy, Amazon
Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy
  • Amazon Web Services introduced Secret Region, a new service specifically for the CIA and the rest of the intelligence community.
  • It’s not really a secret service: It’s name just indicates it can handle data that’s been classified at the “secret” level.
  • Amazon has offered the CIA a Top Secret Region since 2014 as part of a $600 million deal.
  • The extension of that older CIA deal with this new Secret service underlines the market dominance of AWS.

Amazon Web Services, the retailer’s market-leading cloud computing arm , introduced on Monday a so-called Secret Region — a service designed for the CIA and other intelligence agencies.

The Secret Region isn’t quite as secret as the name implies. The “secret” in its name just means that it’s qualified to host software and data that are classified at the “secret” level, which is right below “top secret.” That makes Amazon Web Services more applicable to intelligence agencies, which regularly deal with such sensitive information.

The Secret Region will be just one among many regions Amazon operates as part of its AWS supercomputing cloud.

The largest Amazon Web Services region is US-East-1, a facility in Northern Virginia. When US-East-1 goes down , all of the apps that rely on it start to struggle, causing outages.

Amazon has actually already offered a top-secret region since 2014. That service is a cloud offering Amazon built specifically for the US intelligence community as part of a $600 million deal. The new Secret Region is an extension of the same Amazon-CIA arrangement.

A key difference is that the Secret Region will be available to non-intelligence government agencies, assuming they file the right paperwork. The government and Amazon are promoting the new service as a way for the US intelligence community to modernize its infrastructure and more quickly get more information to the appropriate people.

The deal underlines Amazon’s leadership in the cloud market. The retailer famously beat out IBM for the CIA deal in the first place . And while Microsoft offers “Secret”-level services to the intelligence community, it doesn’t have a “Top Secret” cloud, meaning Amazon boasts both.

CIA Tech Official Calls Amazon Cloud Project ‘Transformational’

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CIA Tech Official Calls Amazon Cloud Project ‘Transformational’

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Top CIA technology official Sean Roche gave an enthusiastic review on Wednesday of the agency’s multimillion-dollar cloud computing deal with Amazon.com Inc.

“It’s been nothing short of transformational,” Roche, the CIA’s associate deputy director of digital innovation, said at an Amazon conference in Washington. “It has transformed our ability to build new capabilities.”

Roche said the $600 million contract, which was awarded to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2013, has given the CIA the opportunity to evaluate which legacy technology systems are worth keeping and whether there are other high-quality products the agency should be using instead.

“You do not move to the cloud or buy new hardware so you can host legacy services,” he said.

Roche spoke at the AWS Public Sector Summit at a time when Seattle-based Amazon is considered to be the leading candidate for the Pentagon’s winner-take-all competition to provide broad-based cloud services to the agency. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has publicly praised the CIA’s venture into the cloud.

Amazon’s Rivals

Other technology companies jockeying for a piece of the Pentagon’s cloud business have urged the Defense Department to pick multiple providers for the project, arguing that the Pentagon’s requirements unfairly favor Amazon Web Services, the dominant cloud services provider. Choosing only one winner for the multibillion-dollar contract would stifle innovation and raise security risks, the companies argue.

Without mentioning the Defense Department’s cloud project or the criticism from Amazon’s rivals, Roche offered a counter to that idea.

The CIA “cannot be locked into proprietary data structures and proprietary databases” with “licensing agreements that make timeshare condos in Florida look good,” he said.

The Pentagon has indefinitely delayed releasing a final request for proposals for its cloud project, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI.

Oracle, IBM

The transition to cloud could threaten onsite database providers such as Oracle Corp. and International Business Machines Corp. that have long supplied government technology products but were later entrants into the cloud market.

The Pentagon has defended its decision to choose a single provider as the best approach for “rapidly delivering new capabilities” to American forces deployed worldwide but has also indicated the project won’t necessarily replace other cloud projects.

Instead, the department is developing a tool to help project managers determine if the chosen cloud provider for JEDI is the right place to store their data and applications, according to spokeswoman Heather Babb.

“The expectation is that JEDI will be a preferred infrastructure hosting solution for DoD applications and that programs will need to defend decisions to invest in less capable or more costly solutions,” Babb said.

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