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AWS GovCloud (US) Receives a JAB-issued FedRAMP High P-ATO for 3 New Services

Three new services within the AWS GovCloud (US) region have received a Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). Amazon RDS for MySQL, Oracle, and PostgresSQL, Amazon CloudWatch Logs, and AWS CloudTrail were assessed at the HIGH baseline and received the authorization.

“We are constantly listening to our customers and work to deliver more services to help accelerate their missions in the regions where they do business, and it is no different in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region,” said Teresa Carlson, VP of Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services. “We are thrilled to offer these three new services that meet the FedRAMP High baseline.”

Learn more about what new capabilities are available for U.S. government agencies to use to process their highly sensitive data, including Personal Identifiable Information (PII), Protected Health Information (PHI), Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), criminal justice information (CJI), and financial data in AWS GovCloud (US):

  • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), MySQL, Oracle, Postgres: Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing agencies up to focus on their applications and mission.
  • Amazon CloudWatch Logs: U.S. government agencies can now use Amazon CloudWatch to monitor and troubleshoot their systems and applications using their existing system, application, and custom log files. They can send their existing log files to CloudWatch Logs and monitor these logs in near real-time. CloudWatch Logs can be used to monitor logs for specific phrases, values, or patterns. For example, an agency could set an alarm on the number of errors that occur in their system logs or view graphs of web request latencies from their application logs.
  • AWS CloudTrail: AWS CloudTrail is a web service that records AWS API calls for accounts and delivers log files to the user. The recorded information includes the identity of the API caller, the time of the API call, the source IP address of the API caller, the request parameters, and the response elements returned by the AWS service.

Read more in the AWS Security blog post here. And contact us today to get started in AWS GovCloud (US).

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the AWS Public Sector blog team writes for the government, education, and nonprofit sector around the globe. Learn more about AWS for the public sector by visiting our website (, or following us on Twitter (@AWS_gov, @AWS_edu, and @AWS_Nonprofits).