Attendees at an Amazon.com annual cloud computing convention
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Amazon continues to broaden its presence within the area trade, with the corporate not too long ago hiring former White Home official Peter Marquez as its first-ever head of area coverage at Amazon Internet Providers.
“There are lots of thrilling issues taking place within the area group and that is going to be superior,” Marquez wrote in a submit on LinkedIn on Wednesday.
Amazon didn’t responds to CNBC requests for touch upon Marquez’ hiring.
Marquez beforehand served because the director of area coverage for the White Home’s Nationwide Safety Council for a number of years below each the administrations of President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. In that function he led the drafting of a U.S. area coverage doc that emphasised worldwide cooperation, gave consideration to the rising downside of area particles and discouraged space-based weapons growth.
Previously decade Marquez was a vice chairman for each Orbital Sciences, which was later acquired by Northrop Grumman, and Planetary Sources, a now defunct asteroid mining startup. He additionally was an area advisor for Netflix‘ “House Pressure” comedy collection.
Marquez joins AWS as Jeff Bezos’ trillion greenback tech large continues to broaden its affect and companies within the area trade, most not too long ago with the establishment of the AWS Aerospace and Satellite Solutions division. Moreover, Amazon in July mentioned it plans to invest more than $10 billion into its Project Kuiper division, which is an formidable community of hundreds of web satellites that’s poised to competed immediately with Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starlink.
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