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Hewlett Packard wins $2 bln computing service deal with U.S. National Security Agency

Hewlett Packard wins $2 bln computing service deal with U.S. National Security Agency

reuters.com · 09/01/2021 08:00
Hewlett Packard wins $2 bln computing service deal with U.S. National Security Agency

- Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co HPE.N on Wednesday said it won a 10-year, $2 billion contract to supply high-performance computing systems to the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

The systems will be used for artificial intelligence computing, the company said. The system will be housed in a data center owned by QTS Realty Trust Inc QTS.N.

Under the contract, HPE will build and manage the system, and the NSA will pay to use it as a service. HPE said the NSA will start using the service in 2022.

The NSA is one of the United States' top spy agencies, carrying out espionage against foreign countries and also maintaining a domestic cyber security arm that has faced criticism for seeking arrangements with technology companies to access unencrypted data.



(Reporting by Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by Bill Berkrot)

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