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DoD grants new security approvals to 23 cloud providers

On Monday, the Pentagon made good on its promise to make more use of the government's FedRAMP process, certifying 23 cloud products as secure enough to host DoD low-level data. All 23 of the cloud offerings the department approved for use by military departments and defense agencies had already met the "moderate" security baseline under the governmentwide Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

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