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Australia building ‘top secret’ cloud to catch up and link with US, UK intel orgs

December 7, 2023

Australia is building a top-secret cloud to host intelligence data and share it with the US and UK, which have their own clouds built for the same purpose.

The three clouds were discussed on Monday by Andrew Shearer, Australia’s director-general of national intelligence, at an event hosted by the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, DC.

“We are working very hard on a top-secret cloud initiative,” Shearer told the event, adding that it will interoperate with similar infrastructure already operated by the US and UK, and mean sensitive data can be shared “near instantaneously.”

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