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The AWS Cloud provides secure, scalable, and cost-efficient solutions to support the unique requirements and missions of the US federal government. Our cloud services can be employed to meet mandates, reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and increase innovation across civilian agencies, the intelligence community, and the Department of Defense. Cloud computing offers a pay-as-you-go model, delivering access to up-to-date technology resources that are managed by experts. Simply access AWS services over the internet, with no upfront costs (no capital investment), and pay only for the computing resources that you use, as your needs scale.

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Buying cloud computing services takes different skills and strategies than buying traditional IT. Are you ready to move to the cloud but looking for practical guidance? Our experts at AWS have helped many government IT leaders select the right acquisition approach for their agency.

Cloud Security and Compliance for Federal Agencies

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.

Today, AWS protects millions of active customers across 190 countries including government, intelligence, and defense agencies with a wide range of use cases. The scale and global reach of these government and commercial customers gives us broad visibility and deep perspective on cloud security. As an AWS customer, you inherit all the benefits of our experience including the best practices of our security policies, architecture, and operational processes proven to meet the strict standards and compliance requirements of third-party assurance frameworks. With AWS, you can also leverage security investments you have already made by working with technology partners you know and trust, using highly vetted solutions from our Marketplace and Partner Network. Use AWS to transform the way you manage information security by automating security and compliance tasks to reduce risk so you can grow and innovate faster, freeing up resources for more mission critical work.

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AWS GovCloud (US)

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. AWS GovCloud (US) is available to US government agencies, government contractors, private and public commercial entities, educational institutions, nonprofits, and research organizations that meet AWS GovCloud (US) requirements for access.

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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 Joint Authorization Board (JAB) Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) for the AWS US East/West Regions (N. Virginia, N. California, Oregon) and the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. Agencies leverage the JAB P-ATO to make their own risk-based decisions on granting Agency Authority to Operate (ATO).

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AWS recognizes that when law enforcement places data in the cloud it puts priority on timely and secure access to information, wherever and whenever it is needed. To meet these needs, the AWS Cloud infrastructure has been architected to be one of the most flexible and secure cloud computing environments available for storing criminal justice information. Our scalable and reliable architecture enables customers to deploy applications and data quickly and securely in support of a wide variety of security and regulatory requirements, to include Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) workloads according to the CJIS Security Policy.

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