AWS GovCloud (US) is an isolated AWS region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud, helping customers support their U.S. government compliance requirements, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). AWS GovCloud (US) is operated by employees who are vetted "U.S. Persons" and root account holders of AWS accounts must confirm they are U.S. Persons before being granted access credentials to the region.

AWS GovCloud (US) is available to U.S. government agencies and organizations in government-regulated industries, that meet GovCloud (US) requirements for access. 

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FedRAMP is a U.S. government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.

AWS GovCloud (US) has received an Agency Authorization to Operate (ATO) from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) utilizing a FedRAMP accredited Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) for the following services: EC2, S3, EBS, VPC, and IAM. Additional AWS GovCloud (US) services can be independently reviewed on an individual basis for additional authorizations.

Leveraging the HHS authorization, US government agencies can evaluate AWS GovCloud (US) for their applications and workloads, complete their own authorizations to use AWS, and deploy systems into the AWS environment. Customers can request access to the"Amazon Web Services - AWS GovCloud (US) Region" by submitting a request on the Compliance Contact Us Request Form.

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Learn about implementing AWS GovCloud (US) governance-enhancing features. View the presentation: Bringing Governance to an Existing Cloud at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL): A Case Study.

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