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Report: Reconciled FY 2018 Defense Policy Bill Contains ‘Amazon Amendment’

The fiscal 2018 defense spending bill introduced by a joint House-Senate conference committee includes an amendment that would potentially shift approximately $53 billion in annual purchases of commercial products by the Defense Department to e-commerce portals, Nextgov reported Monday. The Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act, also known as the Amazon amendment, in …

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Amazon-Built Classified Intell App Marketplace Goes Live

An Amazon Web Services-hosted marketplace of commercial software applications and developer tools designed for the U.S. intelligence community went live last week, Nextgov reported Thursday. Frank Konkel writes the IC Marketplace, hosted on AWS’ C2S cloud computing platform, allows intelligence agency personnel to try multiple apps or tools in a classified environment …

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Report: CIA Implements Amazon Private Cloud System

The CIA has rolled out an Amazon Web Services-built cloud platform designed to facilitate collaboration among 17 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community, Nextgov reported Friday. Frank Konkel writes the CIA’s private cloud infrastructure went live last week, offering intelligence organizations access to a range of computing, storage …

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FBI to Move Development Team to Amazon’s Cloud

The FBI plans to transition its operational technology division to an Amazon-hosted could environment, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes the FBI issued a request for proposals seeking an Amazon cloud platform for its development, testing and production operations. The Quantico, Virginia-based development team works to design tools for FBI …

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Amazon.com Inc Tech Used in ObamaCare Website Revamp

Obamacare’s health insurance website, Healthcare.gov, is undergoing a revamp to remove certain critical glitches so that it runs more smoothly when people sign up for insurance next year, Reuters reports. Mike Segar writes that Amazon.com Inc’s web services unit is where the government is now turning for the revamp because …

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Air Force Unveils BRICE Mobile App for Handling Aircraft Maintenance Workload

The U.S. Air Force has completed user acceptance trials for its Battle Record Information Core Environment aircraft maintenance app and expects to incorporate 100 mobile users by February, the Air Force said Monday. The Air Force partnered with Amazon, Monkton and Verizon to develop the iOS mobile app enabling its staff to access the service branch’s maintenance database in real time.

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