Nate Johnson, Sr. Program Manager

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Azure Government Cloud expands P-ATO scope with addition of five new offerings

We are pleased to announce that Azure’s Government Cloud has expanded its FedRAMP Provisional Authorization to Operate (P-ATO) with the addition of five new offerings. Service Bus, Notification Hubs, Site Recovery, StorSimple, and Backup have all received Joint Authorization Board (JAB) approval for addition to Azure Government’s P-ATO ...

Azure Blueprint takes ATO Processes to the Next Level: DoD Impact Level 4!

I am pleased to announce the release of the Azure Blueprint for the Department of Defense (DoD). Azure Blueprint recently released documentation to streamline the path for Azure Government customers working with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate Baseline to attain Authorizations to Operate (ATO). Azure ...

Azure Blueprint: architecting secure solutions just got easier!

Azure Government Engineering is pleased to announce the initial release of the Azure Blueprint program! The program is designed to facilitate the secure and compliant use of Azure for government agencies and third-party providers building on behalf of government. Azure Government has been granted a JAB Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO...

Stakeholders in the authorization to operate process

This is part one of a ATO-focused blog series covering the balancing act of achieving regulatory agility and compliance with ATO. This release focuses on ATO personas and their roles. The personas discussed today include system owners, agency ISO/ISSOs, Information System Security Managers (ISSM), Agency Assessors, the Operations/...