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Amazon Web Services Achieves DoD Impact Level 5 Provisional Authorization

We are pleased to announce that Amazon Web Services has achieved a Provisional Authorization (PA) by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for Impact Level (IL) 5 workloads, as defined in the Department of Defense (DoD) Cloud Computing (CC) Security Requirements Guide (SRG), in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. Now DoD customers and contractors working […]

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Amazon Rekognition Demo for Defense

Within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), commanders have more resources and capabilities to effect positive change and innovate for the future. To increase innovation across the DoD, AWS securely enables defense and national security missions with secure, scalable, and cost-efficient solutions. Cloud can empower the Defense Department to create groundbreaking new tools to enable […]

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The Cloud Evolution for Defense Agencies

Cloud computing is at an inflection point in government, moving towards mass adoption. In the past, government tended to move to cloud incrementally – trying email or storage then a database or two. Now that those small moves have proven themselves, agencies are ready for wider adoption. One area in particular is the U.S. Department […]

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A Guide to Backup and Recovery in the DoD

As the growth of Department of Defense (DoD) data accelerates, the task of protecting it becomes more challenging. Questions about the durability and scalability of backup methods are commonplace, including this one: How does the cloud help meet my backup and archival needs? The mission-critical nature of data within the DoD means that business continuity […]

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Staying a Step Ahead in a Changing World: The AFSOC Story

The Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), headquartered at Hurlburt Field, Florida, is the special operations component of the United States Air Force. Their mission is to provide the Nation’s specialized airpower, capable across the spectrum of conflict – any place, any time. AFSOC strives to stay a step ahead in a changing world, delivering […]

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Five Ways Defense Agencies and Warfighters Can Benefit from Cloud Technology

In the March issue of National Defense, Jennifer Chronis, general manager for the Defense Department (DoD) at Amazon Web Services, shared how defense and intelligence agencies can deploy cloud services to reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and successfully achieve their missions. Within the article, Jennifer addresses security concerns, the benefits of the cloud, and the contract […]

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MD5 Hackathon: Using Technology & Data to Help Save Lives

Prepare for everything. That is the guidance that MD5, a public-private partnership between the National Defense University, New York University, and a network of national research universities, is giving its participants for the MD5 Hackathon on February 24 – 26 in Austin, Texas. The three day hackathon brings together over 100 innovators from the Department […]

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AWS Snowball Edge for the DoD: Bringing Storage and Compute to Tactical Situations

A growing number of military customers are adopting AWS’s cloud services to process, store, and transmit Department of Defense (DoD) data. Within the DoD, storage offers an opportunity to reduce costs and drive efficiencies, wherever the mission may take you. From the battlefield to a military installation to a remote airfield, AWS Snowball Edge can […]

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Modernizing Defense in the Cloud at DoD SRG Impact Level 5

Cloud computing can support the Department of Defense (DoD) mission by increasing innovation, efficiency, agility, and resiliency— all while reducing costs. Comprised of small, highly empowered teams, DoD’s United States Digital Service (USDS) is breaking down innovation barriers, tackling mission-critical operations, and delivering more value with the cloud in highly regulated, unclassified environments. Chris Lynch, […]

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