Frank Konkel of Government Executive reports on something new. A collaboration between the private sector and the secret sector as:

This summer, a $600 million computing cloud developed by Amazon Web Services for the Central Intelligence Agency over the past year will begin servicing all 17 agencies that make up the intelligence community. If the technology plays out as officials envision, it will usher in a new era of cooperation and coordination, allowing agencies to share information and services much more easily.

This scope of the thing is certainly impressive and good news that the agency went outside and found a provider with a solid track record. One can only hope that the cooperation and coordination will result in better intelligence than that provided lately by the fortress in Baghdad that cost almost a billion dollars, is staffed by several hundred people, and somehow missed the massing of all those Toyota trucks with machine gun mounts roaring down the Iraq highways and packed with men dreaming of a new Caliphate.

Who, by the way, get closer every day.

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