The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) issued a Provisional Authorization (PA) Aug. 15 enabling DOD mission partners and service components to host DOD Impact Level 2 (IL2) data on Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorized, Moderate Baseline, Cloud Service Offerings (CSO), without waiting for an explicit, DOD written authorization.
DISA’s Risk Management Executive (RME) and Authorizing Official (AO), Roger Greenwell, signed the blanket Provisional Authorization to streamline processes and information availability for mission partners looking to host DOD IL2 mission data in the cloud. It also reduces the steps industry partners go through prior to FedRAMP Moderate authorized solutions being available to address DOD customer needs.
“This authorization allows for data designated publically releasable or IL2, to be stored in the cloud on authorized FedRAMP offerings without waiting for DOD to issue a specific authorization document,” said Greenwell. “We worked with officials from the DOD, Chief Information Office (CIO), and mission partners on the drafting of the policy, and believe this approach provides significant benefit to both the DOD community as well as the cloud industry.”
Read more at [https://disa.mil/NewsandEvents/2019/cloud-authorizations].