In-Q-Tel and London-based startup Huddle are partnering to put sensitive intelligence data from the Department of Homeland Security and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in a cloud infrastructure, Nextgov reports.
Other undisclosed intelligence agencies are involved in the effort, Aliya Sternstein reports, citing a Huddle statement.
This partnership follows a previous IQT announcement, where the intelligence community’s investment arm announced an agreement with Adaptive Computing to provide intelligence agencies a cloud infrastructure.
DHS and NGA use a Huddle public cloud for unclassified file sharing and a private cloud for sharing classified information, Huddle CEO Alastair Mitchell told Sternstein.
Huddle had to meet requirements outside of those in the 2002 Federal Information Security Act and the new Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, Sternstein reports.
FedRAMP is the government’s new program for certifying cloud service providers.
Huddle is applying to obtain the first-ever FedRAMP certifications at the end of this year, according to the report.