Verizon: Get Exposed for Spying, Win $1 Billion!

Congratulations to Verizon!

Just a few months after being exposed for providing all its American customer records to the government, it just won part of a $10 billion contract to provide cloud storage for the Department of Interior that may be worth as much as $1 billion.

The U.S. Department of the Interior has selected Verizon to participate in a $10 billion, 10-year contract to provide cloud and hosting services. This is potentially one of Verizon’s largest federal cloud contracts to date.

Verizon is one of 10 companies that will compete to offer cloud-based storage, secure file transfer, virtual machine, and database, Web, and development and test environment hosting services. The company is also one of four selected to offer SAP application hosting services.

Each of the 10 agreements awarded under the Foundation Cloud Hosting Services contract has a potential maximum value of $1 billion.

Don’t worry. I’m sure the spying had nothing to do with Verizon winning this huge contract.

But I’m sure it will make Verizon much less interested in pushing the government to roll back the spying.

6 replies
  1. jesperson says:

    These contracts were awarded in May but protested by CenturyLink, so the public announcement was delayed. About ten other providers got awards, too, including ATT, IBM, Unisys and four privately held providers.

  2. M.Black says:

    When the very first Snowden revelations broke, it was economist Duncan Black/Atrios who so keenly noted at the time that none of this has anything to do with national security or protecting us. It’s all about keeping the grifters of the military-industrial-IT complex, and their governmental partners in crime, in the high-rolling style to which they would all like to become accustomed.

  3. earlofhuntingdon says:

    Cloud storage is to secure data storage as betting in Vegas is to sound investment management. But we gotta keep the IT industry humming, no matter how many consumers and taxpayers we put at risk.

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