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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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.
Supporting mission-critical workloads
Address compliance requirements
Culture of innovation
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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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Naval Research & Development Establishment (NR&DE) provides the US Navy access to AWS Secret Region
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.