On Wednesday, the CIA’s chief technology officer detailed the Agency’s vision for collecting and analyzing all of the information people put on the Internet.
The wide-ranging presentation at GigaOM‘s Structure:Data conference in New York City came two days after it was reported the spy agency is on the verge of signing a cloud computing contract with Amazon — worth up to $600 million over 10 years — that involves Amazon Web Services helping the CIA build a “private cloud” filled with technologies like big data.
After laying out what the CIA does — i.e. collect intelligence, conduct analysis, perform covert action — CIA CTO Ira “Gus” Hunt detailed just how the agency plans to acquire, store, and analyze digital data on a massive scale.
“You’re already a walking sensor platform,” Hunt said,
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