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Updates

Feb 2, 2017

cloud.gov is now FedRAMP Authorized.

Now it’s easier than ever to get started with cloud.gov.

We’re delighted to announce that cloud.gov has received a FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) at the Moderate impact level. This means that cloud.gov successfully completed a comprehensive security and compliance assessment performed by a board of the CIOs and their teams from the General Services Administration, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security. cloud.gov is the first completely open source service to receive FedRAMP authorization. Teams can now use cloud.gov with less upfront work, so they can use cloud.gov to deliver services even faster.

Read more about how this new authorization can help your team.

Other new and improved features

Native multifactor authentication

For teams that cannot integrate their agency single sign-on authentication provider with cloud.gov, or for teammates who don’t have access to agency accounts (such as some contractors), cloud.gov now provides a built-in authentication option with multifactor authentication. This is not yet included in the FedRAMP Authorization, but teams can use it if their agency approves.

Clearer pricing and product information

We’ve been making changes to the cloud.gov website in order to make our pricing model and our offerings clearer. We will continue to make improvements to the website and can only do so with feedback from our visitors. If you have anything to share with us, drop us a line at cloud-gov-inquiries@gsa.gov.

A more functional dashboard for using cloud.gov without using the command line

Our web-based dashboard gives people an easy web-based way to manage their applications. You can see an overview of your apps, spaces, and their current state. The dashboard now offers more visual clarity between activities. And now you can edit limits on your applications with a few clicks.

Demonstration of edit mode on the cloud.gov dashboard app panel. User clicks “Modify allocation and scale” to change their application’s allocated memory and disk space.

Interested in using cloud.gov?

We can help you figure out whether the platform meets your needs.

Please complete this interest survey and we will contact you with next steps shortly.

You can also try a free Sandbox account.

If you’re curious to see how the platform works, explore cloud.gov on your own with a limited free Sandbox account. If you have a GSA or EPA email address, you can just log in. Anyone else with a .gov or .mil email address can request an invitation by emailing cloud-gov-inquiries@gsa.gov. No paperwork required.