Today we are pleased to announce that Microsoft Dynamics 365 Government has been granted a FedRAMP High Level Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) by the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) for its Customer Engagement services. This is the highest level of FedRAMP certification available.
Once again, Dynamics 365 is in a ground-breaking position supporting our Federal customers; in October 2016, Dynamics 365 was the first CSP to go through the JAB accelerated process to achieve JAB Moderate P-ATO, and now in 2018, the first SAAS to be granted a JAB High P-ATO.
FedRAMP provides a standardized methodology for assessing, authorizing, and monitoring cloud services for US Government agencies. Any agency that hosts federal data in the cloud must do so in a FedRAMP authorized cloud service provider (CSP) per the OMB memorandum on Security Authorization of Information Systems in Cloud Computing Environments. There are two ways to authorize a cloud service through FedRAMP: a Joint Authorization Board (JAB) provisional authorization (P-ATO), and through individual Agencies. The JAB consists of the CIOs from the DOD, DHS, and GSA.
The “high” designation allows agencies to use cloud environments for high-impact data. The high security requirements are used to protect some of the government’s most sensitive, unclassified data in cloud computing environments.
Learn more about today’s announcement on our Microsoft Government blog.
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