Evaluating Risk with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Risk Assessment Checklist

Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of our Risk Assessment Checklist for the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) for Federal Agencies. The Checklist is available on the Service Trust Portal under “Compliance Guides”. Microsoft worked with our Azure Blueprint Partner, First Information Technology Services (FITS), to develop a streamlined guide for evaluating Federal information systems…

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Veterans Affairs issues FedRAMP High ATO for Microsoft Azure Government

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the US government’s largest civilian agency, has issued a FedRAMP High Authority to Operate (ATO) for Microsoft Azure Government. This validates that the Microsoft Azure Government cloud meets all security and compliance standards necessary to handle VA’s most sensitive data, to include PII and PHI workloads. The FedRAMP High…

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Azure Government extends lead in the Cloud with leap in FedRAMP coverage

Microsoft continues to lead the charge in realizing the power and promise of the cloud for Government customers. We are pleased to announce that Azure Government has been granted authorization for 12 additional customer-facing services to our FedRAMP High P-ATO. We now offer 32 Infrastructure and Platform services to our customers in our Azure Government…

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Eight new service offerings added to Azure Government certification scope

We are pleased to announce the addition of Azure Resource Manager, Automation, Azure Batch, Log Analytics, Azure Media Services, Policy Administration Service/RBAC, Redis Cache, and Scheduler to certification scope in Microsoft Azure Government. Each of these service offerings has received Joint Authorization Board (JAB) approval for addition to Azure Government’s P-ATO at the High Impact…


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 at the High Impact Level. With the addition…


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) based on Microsoft internal…


Microsoft and Red Hat Partnership Expanded to Government

We are pleased to announce the expansion of the Microsoft and Red Hat partnership that will now enable government organizations additional options to migrate their Red Hat subscriptions to Microsoft Azure Government.  This extends Microsoft Azure’s certification as a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP) to now serve our U.S. Government customers via…

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Raising the Bar – Personnel Screening

Microsoft recently announced FedRAMP High and Department of Defense (DoD) Impact Level 4 accreditation. This has raised the security and compliance bar across the Azure Government environment. As part of our commitment to addressing the US government’s cloud needs we strive to provide every customer with an experience that meets the highest bar across all…

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