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Category: Government

AWS achieves FedRAMP P-ATO for 18 additional services in the AWS US East/West and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

We’re pleased to announce that 18 additional AWS services have achieved Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB). The following are the 18 additional services with FedRAMP authorization for the US federal government, and organizations with regulated workloads: Amazon Cognito lets you add user […]

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How US federal agencies can use AWS to encrypt data at rest and in transit

This post is part of a series about how Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help your US federal agency meet the requirements of the President’s Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. You will learn how you can use AWS information security practices to meet the requirement to encrypt your data at rest and in […]

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17 additional AWS services authorized for DoD workloads in the AWS GovCloud Regions

I’m pleased to announce that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has authorized 17 additional Amazon Web Services (AWS) services and features in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, bringing the total to 105 services and major features that are authorized for use by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). AWS now offers additional services to […]

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How US federal agencies can authenticate to AWS with multi-factor authentication

This post is part of a series about how AWS can help your US federal agency meet the requirements of the President’s Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. We recognize that government agencies have varying degrees of identity management and cloud maturity and that the requirement to implement multi-factor, risk-based authentication across an entire […]

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How US federal agencies can use AWS to improve logging and log retention

September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. This post is part of a series about how Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help your US federal agency meet the requirements of the President’s Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. You will learn how you can use AWS […]

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How AWS can help your US federal agency meet the executive order on improving the nation’s cybersecurity

AWS can support your information security modernization program to meet the President’s Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (issued May 12th, 2021). When working with AWS, a US federal agency gains access to resources, expertise, technology, professional services, and our AWS Partner Network (APN), which can help the agency meet the security and compliance […]

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Approaches to meeting Australian Government gateway requirements on AWS

November 24, 2021: This post has been updated to reflect the change in hyperlinks like Guidelines for Gateways. Australian Commonwealth Government agencies are subject to specific requirements set by the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) for securing connectivity between systems that are running sensitive workloads, and for accessing less trusted environments, such as the internet. […]

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Nine additional AWS cloud service offerings authorized by DISA

September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. I’m excited to share that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has authorized three additional Amazon Web Services (AWS) services at Impact Level (IL) 4 and IL 5 in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, as well as five additional AWS […]

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AWS achieves FedRAMP P-ATO for 5 services in AWS US East/West and GovCloud (US) Regions

We’re pleased to announce that five additional AWS services have achieved provisional authorization (P-ATO) by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB). These services provide the following capabilities for the federal government and customers with regulated workloads: Enable your organization’s developers, scientists, and engineers to easily and efficiently run hundreds […]

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10 additional AWS services authorized at DoD Impact Level 6 for the AWS Secret Region

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has authorized 10 additional AWS services in the AWS Secret Region for production workloads at the Department of Defense (DoD) Impact Level (IL) 6 under the DoD’s Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (DoD CC SRG). With this authorization at DoD IL 6, DoD Mission Owners can process classified and […]

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