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Amazon to build 'top secret' cloud for Australia's spies

AFP . Sydney
04 Jul 2024 10:17:41 | Update: 04 Jul 2024 10:17:41
Amazon to build 'top secret' cloud for Australia's spies

Top-secret Australian military intelligence will be stored on a custom cloud server built by US tech giant Amazon, Canberra said Thursday as it unveiled the US$1.3 billion deal.

The Australian government said Amazon Web Services would design a "top secret" cloud for the country's military and intelligence agencies.

It would lead to "greater interoperability and deeper collaboration with the United States", one of Australia's most steadfast military allies, a government statement said.

Australian Spy Boss Rachel Noble said the cloud would also support the country's "Redspice" intelligence program, which aims to counter the growing risk of cyber-attacks.

Amazon would build three data centres across Australia.