Amazon and National Security

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  • The cloud services space was dominated by Amazon, who had billions of dollars worth of contracts with federal defense agencies like the Department of Defense.
  • Amazon held nearly 34% of the worldwide cloud computer market.
  • Amazon was the dominant cloud provider for federal agencies, the Department of Defense, and the intelligence community.
  • The NSA awarded Amazon a secret cloud computing contract worth up to $10 billion. Even the CIA used Amazon’s cloud services.
  • The contracts Amazon had secured with the government were a factor in why the company had increased investment in cloud services.[1]