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Three Cloud Firms Hold Pentagon Compliance Approvals; David Mihelcic Comments

cloudThe Defense Department has authorized three cloud service providers to compete for department-wide contracts following assessment of their security controls, FCW reported Thursday.

Frank Konkel writes Autonomic Resources, CGI Federal and Amazon Web Services have received provisional authorization to participate in DoD-wide cloud projects under a Defense Information Systems Agency catalog.

The authorizations are for impact levels 1 and 2 that cover DoD’s unclassified public and private information, according to the report.

David Mihelcic, DISA chief technology officer, told FCW that evaluations for impact levels 3 to 5 are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2014.

Konkel writes that draft standards for impact level 6 for classified information have yet to be issued.

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