Google Cloud’s service offering has received a Defense Information Systems Agency provisional authorization to host Department of Defense data at Impact Level 5.
DISA said Tuesday the IL5 provisional authorization covers several services, including BigQuery, Google Cloud Storage, Cloud Hardware Security Module, Cloud Key Management Service, Google Compute Engine, Identity and Access Management, Persistent Disk and Virtual Private Cloud.
The cleared offering consists of software, platform and infrastructure as a service capabilities across hybrid and public cloud environments.
“This authorization will provide the warfighter another safe, secure cloud hosting capability to store and process mission-critical information,” said Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner, director of DISA, commander of the Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network and a 2022 Wash100 awardee.
Leigh Palmer, vice president of delivery and operations at Google’s public sector business, and Jeanette Manfra, director of risk and compliance at Google Cloud, wrote in a joint blog post the IL5 classification authorizes storage and processing of DOD’s controlled unclassified information, national security systems data and mission-critical information.
They added the authorization is “the result of a rigorous assessment of physical, logical, and cryptographic isolation controls” and offers the company an opportunity to support other U.S. public sector customers in managing workloads.