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AWS GovCloud (US) Earns DoD Cloud Computing SRG Impact Level 4 Authorization

We are pleased to announce that the AWS GovCloud (US) Region has been granted a Provisional Authorization (PA) without conditions by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for Impact Level 4 workloads as defined in the Department of Defense (DoD) Cloud Computing (CC) Security Requirements Guide (SRG). AWS was the first Cloud Service Provider (CSP) to obtain an Impact Level 4 PA in August 2014, which paved the way for DoD pilot workloads and applications in the cloud. This allows DoD mission owners to continue to leverage AWS for their mission critical production applications.

By achieving this, we are continuing to allow the DoD to utilize AWS to run their production Impact Level 4 workloads in the AWS environment, including, but not limited to, export controlled data, privacy information, protected health information, and other information requiring explicit CUI designation, such as electronic medical records or munitions management systems. AWS enables a growing number of military organizations and their partners to process, store, and transmit DoD data by leveraging the secure AWS environment.

This third-party accreditation, sponsored by DISA, supports the DoD’s cloud initiative to migrate DoD web sites and applications from physical servers and networks within DoD networks and data centers into lower cost IT services. We are working with DoD agencies to help them realize the benefits and innovations of the cloud, while remaining secure with their sensitive data. By achieving IL 4, AWS enables customers to more rapidly develop and deliver secure solutions for their end users utilizing the AWS GovCloud (US)’s secure, reliable, and flexible cloud computing platform.

Additionally, AWS GovCloud (US) recently became one of the first cloud providers to receive a P-ATO from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) under the FedRAMP High baseline. Learn more about how AWS GovCloud (US) helps agencies meet mandates, reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and increase innovation across the DoD.