AWS VP Teresa Carlson added to the announcement, saying “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.”
AWS concludes the post with a quote by CIA’s top information officer John Edwards.
“The AWS Secret Region is a key component of the Intel Community’s multi-fabric cloud strategy,” he said.
“It will have the same material impact on the IC at the Secret level that C2S [Commercial Cloud Services] has had on Top Secret.”
In 2013, the CIA awarded AWS a $600 million contract in a business deal meant to bolster both the CIA’s cloud service capabilities but also to curry influence with the left-leaning Bezos-owned news outlet The Washington Post.
The CIA’s influence on WaPo is well-documented, as WaPo has essentially been CIA’s mouthpiece during and after the 2016 election, including being first to report on the CIA’s conclusion in a “secret assessment” that Russia interfered in the election on Trump’s behalf.
Trump took jabs at WaPo over the summer for reporting on the CIA-linked fake news.
Motivation aside, Trump showing why massive CIA contractor Amazon (Bezos) owns the Washington Post is fantastic. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/889673743873843200 …