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IBM has lawyered-up to protest the CIA's alleged plan to spend $600 million with Amazon Web Services over the next decade. Big Blue has filed a bid of protest with the government to try and get the CIA to reconsider its decision to spend money on Bezos & Co.'s cloud, according to some diligent muckraking by government IT mag …

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  1. ratfox
    Angel

    Neither Amazon or IBM had responded…?

    Yes, but what did the CIA say, then?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Coat

      Re: Neither Amazon or IBM had responded…?

      We neither confirm nor deny the existence of either Amazon or IBM. In the event that those organisations do exist, we neither confirm nor deny any relationship with them.

    2. nuked
      Black Helicopters

      Yes, but what did the CIA say, then?

      They wrote the article.

  2. Tomato42
    Devil

    German census

    I see what you did there

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    True to form...

    Yep, IBM - a law firm with an attached IT shop.

    Says a soon to be ex-IBMer...

  4. Britt Johnston
    Childcatcher

    while we are bashing companies...

    why would the CIA want to use a notorious tax minimizer like Amazon?

    1. zooooooom

      Re: while we are bashing companies...

      Well doh - they're cheaper.

  5. Gil Grissum
    Pint

    YAY FOR AMAZON!!!

    Protest all you want IBM. IBM is in bed with the Chinese, thanks to their 2004 sale of their PC Business to Lenovo of China that included an 18% stake in Lenovo. And IBM can't possibly underbid Amazon. So there you have it. GO AMAZON!!!

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