Amazon.com, the home for online shopping, consumer electronics and… government-funded cloud computing for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)? According to a judge in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, that will be the case moving forward, despite an IBM attempt to win the contract back.
On Oct. 7, Amazon defeated IBM Corp.’s attempt to reopen bidding for a $600 million CIA contract for cloud computing. Judge Thomas Wheeler of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington granted Amazon’s bid after an administrative hearing. Wheeler only filed a decision, a written opinion will come later.