I ran into Barb Darrow yesterday and we chatted about her post on the CIA contracting Amazon to build a cloud.
There can be a lot of speculation on what kind of cloud the CIA would want, but one thing is almost for sure. The CIA cloud is not a public cloud.
One data point is Amazon's continued expansion in Ashburn, VA.
For what it’s worth, Amazon’s biggest and oldest data center farm, US-East, is in Ashburn, Virg., and it is reportedly expanding its presence there with another huge data center farm. The CIA is based about 20 miles away in Langley, Virg.