Jeff Barr: AWS Achieves DoD Authorization for Sensitive Workloads

Jeff-Barr
Jeff Barr

Amazon Web Services has attained a provisional authorization from the Defense Department to help defense agencies process workloads in an AWS cloud platform.

Jeff Barr, AWS chief evangelist, said Thursday DoD agencies that use the AWS GovCloud (US) tool will be able to deploy applications for unclassified data under the DoD’s cloud security model for impact levels 3 to 5.

“As part of the Level 3-5 Authorization, our partners and DoD customers will be able to implement a wide range of DoD requirements necessary to protect their data at these levels,” Barr writes.

AWS achieved an authorization for security impact levels one and two in March.

Barr says DoD agencies can “evaluate AWS for their unclassified applications and workloads, achieve their own authorizations to use AWS and transition DoD workloads into the AWS environment” with the new authorization.

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