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Defense Agencies Can Access AWS Secret Region for IL6 Workloads

In November, with the launch of the AWS Secret Region, we achieved a Provisional Authorization (PA) for Impact Level 6 (IL6) workloads from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the IT combat support organization of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The PA was recently updated to add 11 new AWS services. A service catalog for the Region is available through your AWS Account Executive.

The AWS Secret Region is designed and built to meet the regulatory and compliance requirements of the DoD. We are the only Cloud Service Provider accredited to address the full range of DoD data classifications, including Unclassified, Sensitive, Secret, and Top Secret.

This is a significant benefit to the warfighter, as it allows the most sensitive mission workloads to benefit from the innovation and agility of cloud and also simplifies training for DoD’s IT professionals, as training on AWS will help the DoD take advantage of the cloud across all data classification levels.

Learn more about the AWS Secret Region here as well as the other FedRAMP and DoD SRG- compliant Regions AWS offers based on mission need.

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

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