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JUN 19, 2013 - Business Insider

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Report: The CIA Picked Amazon To Build Its Cloud Even Though IBM Would've Been Cheaper (AMZN)

The CIA picked Amazon over IBM for a big cloud computing project because it "represented the best value," even though IBM's would've been less expensive to build. That's one of the findings in a partially redacted report the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released Friday. As first reported by FCW's Frank Konkel, the CIA and Amazon inked a 10-year, $600 million cloud contract in January, and IBM filed a protest to block the deal in February.  The GAO report is its response to the points IBM raised in its protest. Amazon and IBM had "materially ... Read More

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