AWS Secret Cloud

Cloud computing for classified workloads at mission speed.

Introduction to the AWS Secret Cloud

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Secret cloud provides a secure and scalable cloud designed to address classified mission needs and critical workload requirements for the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, federal civilian agencies, defense industrial base and supporting organizations. The region was designed and accredited to address the security requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (CC SRG) Impact Level 6 and Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503. Our classified regions meet the same high standards for reliability, availability, and durability as our other industry-leading AWS Regions. 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides connectivity options including AWS Direct Connect. This service provides high bandwidth dedicated network connectivity from a customer’s network to the region in support of classified mission-critical workloads.

AWS is committed to helping our customers and partners in the defense, intelligence, and national security communities deliver their most critical missions. By removing the undifferentiated heavy lifting of the underlying IT infrastructure, national security customers are able to focus on keeping the United States secure.

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AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program (DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide Impact Level 6 authorized AWS services available in the AWS Secret Cloud)

Why the AWS Secret Cloud

Cloud computing provides organizations the opportunity to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale with mission and business requirements. With the cloud, customers no longer need to plan for and procure servers and other IT infrastructure weeks or months in advance. Instead, they can instantly spin up hundreds or thousands of servers in minutes and deliver results faster. Today, AWS provides highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure in the cloud that powers a multitude of diverse government and business missions. 

AWS Secret Region

Supporting mission-critical workloads

Address Compliance Requirements

Address compliance requirements

The AWS Secret cloud is authorized to store, process and transmit classified data up to Secret in accordance with DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide Impact Level 6 and, Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503 requirements.
Proven Commitment

Proven commitment

AWS was the first cloud service provider accredited to support government workloads for more than a decade across the full range of U.S. government data classifications, including Unclassified, Sensitive, Secret, and Top Secret.
Unmatched Security

Security first

At AWS, security is our top priority. We support multiple classification levels, laws, regulations, and security frameworks. AWS customers benefit from data centers and network architecture built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations.
Culture of innovation

Culture of innovation

AWS enables defense and national security missions, and delivers innovation across the classified landscape and to the tactical edge. As we continue to innovate with our customers, they gain tools to achieve their missions with greater speed, agility, and security.

What's New

To learn about recent updates and announcements, please visit What's New for AWS Secret cloud. 

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AWS Top Secret Cloud

Thre AWS Top Secret cloud is dedicated to the enterprise and mission needs of the US Intelligence Community and Department of Defense, as well as mission partners across federal civilian agencies, research and development centers, and private industry. 

Cloud Computing for U.S. Intelligence Community

AWS GovCloud (US)

AWS GovCloud (US) gives government customers and their partners the flexibility to architect secure cloud solutions that to adhere to ITAR regulations, the FedRAMP requirements, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), DoD (SRG) Impact Levels 2 and 4 and 5, and several other security and compliance requirements.

Announcing second AWS Top Secret Region, extending support for US government classified missions

Announcing second AWS Top Secret Region, extending support for US government classified missions

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is excited to announce the launch of our second Top Secret Region—AWS Top Secret-West. AWS Top Secret-West is accredited to operate workloads at the Top Secret U.S. security classification level. The new Region adds multiple Availability Zones geographically separated from AWS Top Secret-East.

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US Navy deploys DevSecOps environment in AWS Secret Region to deliver new capabilities to its sailors

To deliver at the pace required of the US Navy, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC PAC) leveraged the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud to accelerate development of new features for the nation’s warfighters and to help address compliance at every stage of their cloud journey.

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Cloud Computing for U.S. Intelligence Community

Amazon Web Services (AWS) proudly supports the unique needs of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) through increased mission impact and improved security. Using a wide range of secure cloud services and products, AWS can help Intelligence agencies and organizations explore new capabilities and implement emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to improve mission success.

Cloud Computing for U.S. Defense

Cloud Computing for U.S. Defense

AWS provides a global infrastructure and secure, scalable, and mission-focused solutions that helps the Department of Defense (DoD) meet mission, drive efficiencies, increase innovation, and secure critical workloads.

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In June 2019, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC PAC) awarded Amazon Web Services (AWS) the first Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) in the US Department of Defense (DoD) for DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide Impact Level (IL) 6 cloud services.