AWS GovCloud (US)

Isolated U.S. sovereign regions deliver innovation for customers with elevated compliance needs

AWS provides cloud computing infrastructure and capability across all security classification levels: Unclassified, Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), Sensitive, Secret, and Top Secret. Learn more about AWS Secret and Top Secret Clouds.

Host secure, regulated cloud solutions

AWS GovCloud (US) is the leading regulated industry cloud solution that technology leaders have trusted to manage sensitive data and controlled unclassified information (CUI), and is built to enable mission and business critical, high-value assets. It is comprised of two physically and logically isolated U.S. sovereign regions, AWS GovCloud (US-East and US-West), operated by U.S. citizens on U.S. soil that enable secure, scalable, and resilient enterprise cloud architectures. Connectivity is available from both the public Internet and privately with AWS Direct Connect.

Secure cloud for U.S. entities

AWS GovCloud (US) is for verified U.S. government agencies and entities. Root Account holders must pass a screening process validating U.S. persons status and must be a (green card holder or citizen as defined by the U.S. Department of State). It has a separate Identity and Access Management (IAM) system with unique credentials for account access and user access. You manage AWS GovCloud (US) environments through a dedicated console, command line interface (CLI), or application programming interface (API) calls.


Accelerate business outcomes and enhance mission effectiveness

AWS GovCloud (US) provides a foundation to transform citizen, patient, customer, and employee experience, modernize legacy IT systems, eliminate technical debt, power national defense and intelligence, all while elevating resiliency, security and compliance to the next level.

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Compliance programs accelerate and enable authority to operate

Government customers, technology partners, and entities with highly-regulated enterprise cloud requirements leverage AWS GovCloud (US) compliance programs and capabilities to accelerate authority to operate (ATO) enabling faster time to value. 

AWS provides landing zone accelerators for rapid deployment of foundational capabilities aligned with AWS best practices and multiple compliance frameworks, including a FedRAMP and CMMC focused accelerator. To accelerate ATO, AWS offers customer compliance guides that map foundational AWS compliance controls to industry control frameworks.

These AWS compliance programs and compliance acceleration capabilities make AWS GovCloud (US) an ideal isolated cloud environment to host Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in areas such as critical infrastructure, defense, intelligence, financial, law enforcement, legal, nuclear, patent, tax, and transportation related applications and data.

Customer innovation stories

Explore stories from government agencies and industry partners who are innovating with AWS GovCloud (US) solutions. Get insights into their challenges and successes.

Secure, resilient foundation for innovation

AWS GovCloud (US) Regions contain three Availability Zones with multiple, geographically distributed data centers for high availability. This design, with isolated yet low-latency Availability Zones, protects applications against disruptions like outages and natural disasters. Customers can implement multi-region/multi-AZ architectures for mission-critical workloads or single-AZ for less stringent needs.

Secure, resilient foundation for innovation