Adoption of cloud computing is critical to maintaining our military’s technological advantage. Our nation’s warfighters deserve the most innovative and secure solutions at the tactical edge – whether on land, in air, or at sea. The AWS Cloud provides secure, scalable, and cost-efficient solutions that help agencies meet mandates, drive efficiencies, increase innovation, and secure mission-critical workloads across the U.S. Department of Defense.

John G. Edwards, Chief Information Officer, CIA

“It’s the best decision we ever made, it’s the most innovative thing we’ve ever done. It is making a material difference and having a material impact on both CIA and the IC.”

John G. Edwards, Chief Information Officer, CIA 

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By deploying CNIC N9 GovCloud, a centrally managed content delivery service adaptable to regional needs, the U.S. Navy was able to significantly reduce overall costs, decrease investment in hardware, increase security by reducing network attack surface, and centralize information and data governance. Read more.  

By using AWS, the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command is able to save $3.5 million and serve more than 16,000 active-duty, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and civilian personnel globally and securely. Read more.  

NGA uses AWS and partners, by way of the cloud, to fill in knowledge gaps to fulfill its mission. NGA needs a public-private partnership to make the most of the technology available. Industry brought them the cloud infrastructure, but NGA was able to test the technology and use it in innovative ways. Read more.  

The State Department designed an online video contest to encourage discussion and participation around cultural topics, and to promote membership in the network. Faced with budget constraints and a short implementation timeline, the State Department was looking for a nimble and cost-effective way to accomplish its mission. Read more.

Security at AWS is our top priority. Nothing is more important to us than protecting your data and your privacy. That is why we work closely with customers to offer both a secure cloud computing environment and innovative security services that satisfy the security and compliance needs of some of the most risk-sensitive organizations. To enable extremely high security levels for our customers, AWS employs a robust set of security technologies and practices, including encryption and access control features that exceed government security requirements. Learn more about AWS Cloud security.


The DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (SRG) provides a formalized assessment and authorization process for cloud service providers to gain a DoD Provisional Authorization. We are the only cloud service provider with accredited regions to address the full range of DoD data classifications, including Unclassified, Sensitive (CUI), Secret, and Top Secret.

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AWS GovCloud (US) is an isolated AWS region designed to host sensitive workloads in the cloud, ensuring that this work meets the US government’s regulatory and compliance requirements. The AWS GovCloud (US) region adheres to United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as well as Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) requirements.  

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FedRAMP is a US government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. AWS has several FedRAMP ATOs in the FedRAMP Repository: multiple Agency ATOs for moderate impact level applicable to the AWS US East/West regions, a Joint Authorization Board (JAB), Provisional ATO and multiple Agency ATOs for high impact level applicable to the AWS GovCloud (US) Region.

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AWS is committed to helping US service men and women achieve success in their post-military careers. We’ve worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make AWS Certification exam fees eligible for VA reimbursement under any GI Bill with an education provision. Learn more »

AWS Partner Network

To help ensure our customers are able to maximize the advantages of the cloud, AWS has worked with partner organizations since its inception. The AWS Partner Network (APN) includes tens of thousands of partners around the world. These partners are finding new ways to help both civilian and defense agencies at every stage of the cloud adoption journey, from migrating workloads to building entirely new applications. Learn more »