A new set of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services is now DoD Impact Level 5 provisional authority authorized

May 19, 2022 | 3 minute read
Shweta Bhatia Gupta
Product Manager
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Recently we announced that an expanded set of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services have attained Department of Defense (DoD) Impact Level 5 (IL5) provisional authority, making more cloud services available to customers in the defense and intelligence community. With this round of authorization, we now offer more than 70 services including OCI Compute service, Oracle Digital Assistant, and Oracle Cloud VMWare Solution, for government use.

The following OCI services are covered by DoD IL5 Provisional Authority in this round authorization:

Service highlights

With its multimodel converged database and machine learning-based automation for full lifecycle management, Oracle’s Autonomous Database services presents an opportunity for agencies to reduce operational costs by up to 90%. Natively run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Autonomous Database services enable transaction processing and data warehousing on a workload-optimized cloud.

Oracle Integration services offer agencies an enterprise connectivity and automation platform for quick modernization of applications, business processes, APIs, and data. Developers and cloud architects can connect software-as-a-service (SaaS) and on-premises applications six times faster with a visual development experience, prebuilt integrations, and embedded best practices.

The newly authorized Logging service provides customers a highly scalable and fully managed single pane of glass for all the logs in their tenancies and enables access to logs from OCI resources to include critical diagnostic information that describing how resources are performing and being accessed. Enabled and managed using the Logging service, the VCN flow logs help customers view details about traffic that passes through their VCN. VCN flow logs help customers audit traffic and troubleshoot security lists.

With a comprehensive set of services, Oracle DoD IL5 Cloud regions offer authorized and secure network connectivity for our DoD customer base. Recently, the Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) has onboarded Oracle DoD IL5 Cloud, providing two cross connections to the Ashburn region and two cross-connects to the Phoenix region. Oracle FastConnect helps connect the DREN network to the OCI network through reliable, dedicated, private, high-bandwidth connections at a low flat fee monthly with no extra data ingress or egress charges. Oracle’s DoD IL5 Cloud regions are also connected to the DISA BCAP for NIPRnet.

“Oracle continues to meet DoD demands for secure, cost-efficient, and high-performing cloud capabilities,” said Rand Waldron, vice president of the Global Government Sector at Oracle. “Agencies can take advantage of Oracle’s services to accomplish cross domain data movement and accessibility, higher-quality insights, strengthened data security, and faster reporting, all contributing to improved mission success.” Read the press release in full

Oracle Cloud for Government enables an all-domain advantage for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with cloud innovation and resilience. Oracle’s DISA IL5-authorized cloud environments support the DoD’s strategic objectives across multidomain war fighting capability and civilian mission-critical workloads.

DISA offers various compliance and security assessments to accredit cloud systems for use by DoD and federal organizations. By attaining accreditations from DISA, Oracle’s federal customers can be assured that Oracle’s cloud offerings have been thoroughly reviewed and approved by leading technology officials. The cloud services are assessed by a third-party assessment organization to complete the readiness for the authorization process and are continuously monitored for compliance requirements.

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Shweta Bhatia Gupta

Product Manager


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