Microsoft Receives Air Force, ICE FedRAMP Authorizations for Azure Govt Cloud

Microsoft has obtained separate Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certifications from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the company’s Azure Government cloud platform.

Tom Keane, a general manager at Microsoft, wrote in a blog entry posted Jan. 24 that the Air Force gave Azure Government the Defense Department‘s Impact Level 4 ATO for its Common Computing Environment, while ICE issued a FedRAMP High ATO.

The DoD Impact Level 4 ATO confirms that Azure Government complies with security standards required to host controlled unclassified data for development, test and production environments within CCE.

The Air Force has started to build a cloud infrastructure through the ATO and a shared application platform and hosting environment, Keane said.

The FedRAMP High ATO authorizes Azure Government to handle ICE’s most sensitive unclassified data.

The authorization permits ICE to provide cloud services that will work to optimize employees’ workloads and support citizen services delivery, Keane added.

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