AWS proudly supports the unique needs of the U.S. Intelligence Community through improved security, increased mission impact, and cost savings.

Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) is the name of the government program and contract vehicle that brings Amazon Web Services (AWS) “over the fence” and into the Intelligence Community (IC). This air-gapped AWS Region on the Top Secret fabric has been operating since 2014 and is exclusively available to the U.S. IC. AWS brings in cutting-edge products and services based in its commercial innovation for IC organizations to utilize as technology grows and changes – and you only pay for what you use.

AWS is pleased to announce the new AWS Secret Region, available in Q4 2017. The AWS Secret Region can operate workloads up to the Secret U.S. security classification level. The AWS Secret Region is readily available to the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) through the IC’s Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) contract with AWS. The AWS Secret Region also will be available to non-IC U.S. Government customers with appropriate Secret-level network access and their own contract vehicles for use of the AWS Secret region. These contract vehicles will not be part of the IC’s C2S contract. The AWS Secret Region will provide U.S. Government customers a suite of elastic IT infrastructure services critical to maintaining their mission and operational workloads. Customers have the flexibility to choose from a variety of development platforms or programming models suited to address the problems they are trying to solve.

  •  If you are a member of the U.S. IC and would like more information on moving your project into the Top Secret and Secret environment provided by AWS, contact your agency C2S team.
  • If you are a non-IC member of the U.S. Government and would like to use the AWS Secret Region, please contact your AWS Account Executive or aws-c2s-pmo@amazon.com

CIA and AWS

Sue Gordon- Open Collaboration and Public-Private Partnership

In June 2016, AWS launched the AWS Marketplace for the U.S. IC on the Top Secret AWS Region as an isolated and distinct implementation of AWS Marketplace. It makes it easy for IC customers to discover, buy, and deploy software packages and applications, with a focus on products in the Big Data, Analyics, Cloud Transition Support, DevOps, Geospatial, Information Assurance, and Security categories. If you are interested in listing your product on the AWS Marketplace for the U.S. IC and want to request additional information, please contact icmp@amazon.com.