Posted On: May 20, 2013

We are excited to announce that AWS has been granted two Agency Authority to Operate (ATOs) under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). FedRAMP is a mandatory U.S. government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and monitoring for cloud products and services.

Some of the major benefits of FedRAMP for agencies include:

  • Significant savings in cost, time and resources
  • Risk-based security management
  • Enhanced transparency

Already numerous government agencies and other entities that provide systems integration and other products and services to governmental agencies are using the wide range of AWS services today. Now all U.S. government agencies can leverage the AWS HHS ATO packages in the FedRAMP repository to evaluate AWS, provide their own authorizations to use AWS, and transition workloads into the AWS environment.

You can learn more by reading the AWS FedRAMP FAQs.