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DISA approves 23 cloud providers

DISA approves 23 cloud providers

The Defense Information Systems Agency has granted 23 cloud providers provisional authorization to host Defense Department unclassified data. Provisional authorization is a stepping-stone toward receiving an authority to operate certification.

Among the cloud services granted permission were AT&T Storage as a Service, IBM’s SmartCloud for Government and Microsoft Windows Azure Public Cloud Solution. A full list of the cloud providers granted provisional authorization can be viewed here.

Each of the DISA-approved cloud providers had been previously granted either a FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board Provisional Authorization or a FedRAMP Agency Authority to Operate.

“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,” Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen said in a statement.

Posted by GCN Staff on May 05, 2015 at 7:51 AM


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Tue, May 5, 2015 Bryan Smith Roundtower Technologies

I think this is a joke. The bigger joke is they chose to partner with WWT for their vendor of choice for professional services around HP 3PAR Storage. HP?!? GIVE ME A BREAK!!

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