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The United States Air Force Turns to Xacta 360 from Telos Corporation to Automate Risk Management and Continuously Monitor Systems Enterprise-wide

When the United States Air Force was looking to automate IT risk management and security compliance of NIPRNet and SIPRNet environments across the enterprise, their search led them to Xacta 360, the risk management and compliance solution from AWS Partner Network (APN) partner Telos Corporation. Xacta 360 is helping the Air Force accelerate authorizations to operate (ATO) – leading to faster AWS cloud adoption – and to continuously monitor systems and workloads for security compliance.

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AWS Services Support the Justice and Public Safety Community’s CJIS Compliance

Compliance with the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy is an ongoing task that includes data center infrastructure development and maintenance, creation of new cloud products and features, and performance of background checks on covered employees. In order to serve the Justice and Public Safety community’s most sensitive CJIS workloads in the cloud, AWS […]

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Vets.gov on AWS GovCloud (US): A Single Place for Veterans to Discover, Apply for, Track, and Manage Their Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides patient care and federal benefits to Veterans and their dependents. The organization is split up into silos of health, benefit, and cemetery benefits; VA’s web presence was similarly fractured and users had difficulty interacting with VA online. The U.S. Digital Service team at VA looked across VA’s many products from the point of view of the Veteran. What do they want to do? How do they want to interact with VA? They started as a small team, iteratively building out features on Vets.gov.

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AWS Marketplace Now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

AWS Marketplace now enables customers to discover and subscribe to software that supports regulated workloads through the AWS Marketplace for the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. AWS GovCloud (US) is an isolated AWS Region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud, assisting customers who have U.S. federal, state, and local government compliance requirements. […]

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Announcing the Availability of Hardware Multi-Factor Authentication in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

Hardware multi-factor authentication (MFA) is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region to help bolster data security while giving you control over token keys with access to your data. AWS Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a best practice that adds an extra layer of protection on top of your user name and password. With MFA […]

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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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Cloud.gov on AWS GovCloud (US) Now FedRAMP Authorized

Cloud.gov, which runs on AWS GovCloud (US) and is built and maintained by GSA’s 18F, an office that helps other government agencies build, buy, and share technology products, recently received a Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) at the moderate impact level from the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB). It is now the first fully open […]

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Automate NIST Compliance in AWS GovCloud (US) with AWS Quick Start Tools

Take the steps to deploy security-focused baseline environments on the AWS Cloud in this Quick Start demo. This Quick Start deploys a standardized environment that helps organizations with workloads that fall in scope for any of the following: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP 800-53 (Revision 4) NIST SP 800-171 The OMB Trusted […]

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Department of Veterans Affairs Issues AWS a FISMA High General Support System ATO

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has issued Amazon Web Services (AWS) a Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) High General Support System Authority to Operate (ATO) for AWS GovCloud (US), as well as a FISMA Moderate GSS ATO for the US East and West Regions. This validation of a secure environment to run highly […]

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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. […]

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