DISA OKs 23 cloud platforms to hold least-sensitive data

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DISA headquarters at Fort Meade. DISA approved 23 cloud service providers to hold Impact Level 2 data on Monday (U.S. Army)

The number of cloud service providers cleared to work with the Defense Department widely expanded Monday. DISA announced that 23 cloud platforms have been given provisional authority to operate and are cleared to hold the least-sensitive level of Defense information.

The announcement comes after Defense Information Systems Agency CIO David Bennett made it clear last August that DOD would look for ways to use the commercial cloud within its own systems.

The department’s least-sensitive data, designated as Impact Level 2, includes all data cleared for public release, as well as some private unclassified information that requires a minimal level of access control.

Every provider cleared for use by DISA has passed the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program’s moderate baseline and previously has been granted either a FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board provisional authorization, or JAB PA, or a FedRAMP Agency authority to operate, or ATO.

“The granting of these provisional authorizations is an important step in our strategy to drive cost down by moving more of our mission data to the cloud,” Terry Halvorsen, DOD chief information officer, said in a release.

In order to hold data at levels beyond Impact Level 2, cloud service providers will have to go through DISA’s own security standards. Amazon Web Services was the first commercial provider allowed to hold data above Impact Level 2.

Below is the list of providers granted DOD PAs:

  • AINS eCase. Service Model: Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). FedRAMP Agency ATO by Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Akamai Content Delivery Services. Service Model: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). FedRAMP JAB PA.
  • Amazon Redshift. Service Model: IaaS. FedRAMP Agency ATO by Department of Health and Human Services.
  • AT&T Storage as a Service. Service Model: IaaS. FedRAMP JAB PA.
  • Autonomic Resources Cloud Platform (ARC-P). Service Model: IaaS. FedRAMP JAB PA.
  • Clear Government Solutions FedGRID Government Community Cloud. Service Model: IaaS. FedRAMP JAB PA.
  • Concurrent Technologies Corp. Unclassified Remote Hosted Desktops (URHD). Service Model: SaaS. FedRAMP JAB PA.
  • Economic Systems Federal Human Resources Navigator (FHR Navigator). Service Model: SaaS. FedRAMP JAB PA.
  • Edge Hosting CloudPlus – Managed Cloud for Secure Windows and Linux Application Hosting. Service Model: PaaS and IaaS. FedRAMP Agency ATO by Department of Labor.
  • IBM SmartCloud for Government. Service Model: IaaS. FedRAMP JAB PA.
  • Lockheed Martin SolaS-I Government Community Cloud. Service Model: IaaS. FedRAMP JAB PA.
  • MicroPact Product Suite. Service Model: PaaS. FedRAMP Agency ATO by Department of the Interior.
  • Microsoft Office 365 Multi-Tenant & Supporting Services Including Azure Active Directory. Service Model: SaaS. FedRAMP Agency ATO by Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Microsoft Windows Azure Public Cloud Solution. Service Model: IaaS. FedRAMP JAB PA.
  • OMB MAX General Support Services. Service Model: IaaS. FedRAMP Agency ATO by the Office of Management and Budget.
  • OMB MAX.gov Shared Services. Service Model: PaaS and SaaS. FedRAMP Agency ATO by OMB.
  • Oracle Federal Managed Cloud Services. Service Model: PaaS. FedRAMP JAB PA.
  • Oracle Service Cloud. Service Model: SaaS. FedRAMP JAB PA.
  • Salesforce Government Cloud. Service Model: PaaS and SaaS. FedRAMP Agency ATO by the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • SecureKey Briidge.net ExchangeT for Connect.Gov. Service Model: SaaS. FedRAMP JAB PA.
  • U.S. Treasury Workplace.gov Community Cloud. Service Model: PaaS, SaaS. FedRAMP Agency ATO by Department of the Treasury.
  • USDA National Information Technology Center. Service Model: IaaS. FedRAMP Agency ATO by the Department of Agriculture.
  • Verizon Enterprise Cloud: Federal Edition. Service Model: Infrastructure as a Service. FedRAMP Agency ATO by Department of Health and Human Services

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