15 additional AWS services receive DoD Impact Level 4 and 5 authorization
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I’m pleased to announce that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has extended the Provisional Authorization to Operate (P-ATO) of AWS GovCloud (US) Regions for Department of Defense (DoD) workloads at DoD Impact Levels (IL) 4 and 5 under the DoD’s Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (DoD CC SRG). Our authorizations at DoD IL 4 and IL 5 allow DoD Mission Owners to process unclassified, mission critical workloads for National Security Systems in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.
AWS successfully completed an independent, third-party evaluation that confirmed we effectively implement over 400 security controls using applicable criteria from NIST SP 800-53 Rev 4, the US General Services Administration’s FedRAMP High baseline, the DoD CC SRG, and the Committee on National Security Systems Instruction No. 1253 at the High Confidentiality, High Integrity, and High Availability impact levels.
In addition to a P-ATO extension through November 2020 for the existing 24 services, DISA authorized an additional 15 AWS services at DoD Impact Levels 4 and 5 as listed below.
Newly authorized AWS services at DoD Impact Levels 4 and 5
- Amazon API Gateway
- Amazon Cloudwatch
- Amazon Cloudwatch Events
- Amazon Elastic Container Registry
- Amazon Elastic Container Service
- Amazon Elastic File System
- Amazon Elasticsearch Service
- Amazon Inspector
- Amazon Polly
- AWS CodeDeploy
- AWS Config
- AWS EC2/Gunpowder/Nitro
- AWS Elastic Beanstalk
- AWS Lambda
- AWS Step Functions
With these additional 15 services, we can now offer AWS customers a total of 39 services, authorized to store, process, and analyze DoD mission critical data at Impact Level 4 and Impact Level 5.
To learn more about AWS solutions for DoD, please see our AWS solution offerings. Stay tuned for future updates on our Services in Scope by Compliance Program page. If you have feedback about this blog post, let us know in the Comments section below.
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