Amazon Web Services has attained a provisional authorization from the Defense Department to help defense agencies processÂ 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 DoDâs cloud security model for impact levels 3 to 5.
âAs 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,â Barr writes.
AWS achieved an authorization for security impact levels one and twoÂ in March.
Barr says DoD agencies can âevaluate AWS for their unclassified applications and workloads, achieve their own authorizations to use AWS and transition DoD workloads into the AWS environmentâ with the new authorization.