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Amazon Cloud Services Wins DoD Authorization

Amazon gets provisional operating authorization to sell cloud services to the Defense Department for work involving low-risk unclassified data.

(Source: Defense Dept. photo by US Air Force Master Sgt. Ken Hammon)
(Source: Defense Dept. photo by US Air Force Master Sgt. Ken Hammon)

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WKash
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3/28/2014 | 4:18:01 PM
Re: Amazon cloud secure LOL
Before folks get to far wondering how secure Amazon is - or isn't -- it's worth remembering the CIA recently awarded AWS a $600 million contract to handle CIA data, beating out IBM.  I've met a some of the IT folks at CIA, and I have a hard time believing they didn't do some very serious due dilliegence on AWS.  I've also met some of the folks at DOD and on the FedRAMP Joint Advisory Board, who have billions of dollars of IT investment responsibility -- and decided to grant AWS's govt.-focused cloud servicers operating authority.  Amazon didn't get through that gauntlet without meeting some of the toughest security standards in the world.   
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3/28/2014 | 9:12:16 AM
Re: What happened to Amazon's biggest competitor?
@asksqn Is it relly a matter of old-fashioned cronyism? Could something else have come into play here?
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3/28/2014 | 9:11:14 AM
Re: Amazon cloud secure LOL
@JakeB679 I wouldn't have thought it's the most secure option myself. I wonder what made me the powers that be select it.
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3/27/2014 | 5:46:41 PM
Re: What happened to Amazon's biggest competitor?
Amazon got in early and not just at DOD, but the Dept. of Health and Human Services, and elsewhere, and gave CIOs a way out of, or at least around, archaic acquisition processes.  Google's federal team has been selling Google Apps for Govt., but has been less agressive about building dedicated cloud facilities that meet the government's strict security certification rules.
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3/27/2014 | 4:30:11 PM
Amazon cloud secure LOL
Ok first off Amazon cloud has so many holes in it and leaks so badly. 

all you have to do is exploit the system tools to access the host server then grab the ssh keys.

Now yes I left out the secret sauce on how do it, but research it and test it. 
Thomas Claburn
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3/27/2014 | 3:43:28 PM
Amazon.gov
Amazon's cloud...

"Customers who bought the Lockheed Martin F-35 also bought..."
asksqn
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3/27/2014 | 2:44:08 PM
What happened to Amazon's biggest competitor?
Apparently, Google isn't on the crony list of cloud providers.
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