Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
Who did the pickin’ and grinnin’ on this choice? Don’t we have enough smart people in our government to handle this job? Bezos has been the enemy and we pick the enemy to hold our skirts?
If that is the case – hire some of these geeks who are conservative and build our own cloud. Give them a pay offer they can’t refuse. We really need these geeks in the government – not outside looking in. We have just been through this with Brennan/Clapper who “broke in the DNC and said it was Russia.
Time to grow our own GEEKS. THIS IS THE SECURITY OF OUR COUNTRY.
Amazon handling our national security
The U.S. Department of Defense has more than 3,000 datacenters and countless applications. The DOD smartly want to consolidate to save money. In March, the DOD put out a request for a proposal about a compute cloud infrastructure. Business Insider reports that Amazon is currently a shoe-in for the $10-billion contract. One reason is because Amazon has already signed a $600M contract with the CIA to run a more secure datacenter in Washington, D.C.
One of the benefits of the free software movement is that you can download the code and run it on your own computer. You can leverage the advancements of industry and academia inside your datacenter.
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