AWS CEO credits intelligence community for cloud's public sector growth

FedScoop: Public-sector adoption of commercial cloud is booming, particularly in the U.S., Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy said Wednesday. And he largely credits the U.S. intelligence community — through its successful adoption of the cloud in 2013 — as the pioneer of the movement.

Six years ago, when the CIA struck a $600 million deal with AWS to build out a private cloud for the entire IC, commercial cloud services were “just picking up mainstream adoption in the public sector,” he said at the 2019 AWS Public Sector Summit.

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