Azure Government

Insights, how-tos and updates for building solutions on Microsoft's cloud for US government

Meetup replay: Future of Gov Security – Automated ATOs, Revamped TIC & Beyond

I recently had the opportunity to host a dynamic discussion among leading IT security and compliance experts at our latest Microsoft Azure Government DC Meetup, Future of Gov Security – Automated ATOs, Revamped TIC and Beyond, at 1776 in Crystal City, Virginia. With government accelerating its IT modernization efforts, the focus on ...

RSVP and join us for our Aug. 29 Meetup: Future of Gov Security – Automated ATOs, Revamped TIC & Beyond

The President’s Management Agenda (PMA) is calling on agencies to accelerate their IT modernization efforts with a continued focus on security. At this month’s meetup, we will discuss how agencies can navigate ATOs and TIC compliance, so they can realize the benefits of the cloud and achieve greater agility while strengthening their ...

Federal agencies continue to advance capabilities with Azure Government

We’re continuing to see agencies advance their capabilities using Azure Government. Two agencies have recently issued new Authority to Operate (ATO) designations for Azure Government: the U.S. Air Force with a DoD Impact Level 4 ATO for its Common Computing Environment (CCE) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with a FedRAMP ...

Department of Justice Issues a FedRAMP High ATO for Azure Government

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Justice Management Division (JMD) has issued two FedRAMP High ATOs for Azure Government. The DOJ performs critical services for U.S. Citizens with the mission "[t]o enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to...

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/...

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