It’s Official: Defense Department Will Use Other Agencies’ Cloud Security Assessments

It’s Official: Defense Department Will Use Other Agencies’ Cloud Security Assessments

The Defense Information Systems Agency announced a provision authorization Thursday that will speed up cloud deployments by eliminating some of the Defense Department’s oversight over security authorizations.


Defense components had been waiting on the rule, which will allow them to purchase and deploy cloud products and services at the moderate security level—impact level two—without having to ask for written permission.


“This authorization allows for data designated publicly releasable or IL2, to be stored in the cloud on authorized FedRAMP offerings without waiting for DOD to issue a specific authorization document,” said Roger Greenwell, ..