Amazon Web Services has received authorization from the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide the AWS GovCloud platform for highly sensitive government workloads.
The company said Friday VA issued a Federal Information Security Management Act High General Support System authority to operate as well as a FISMA Moderate GSS ATO for AWS GovCloud.
The FISMA High ATO permits VA to continue using GovCloud for cloud migration efforts, AWS added.
GovCloud previously obtained a provisional ATO under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program‘s high baseline category.
FedRAMP’s joint authorization board also issued provisional authorization for three new GovCloud services in January.