The “Secret” Is Out – How DISA Solved the Classified Cloud Challenge for the Department of Defense

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December 5, 2023 | Originally published by DISA on November 17, 2023

Executing the vision of the U.S. Department of Defense operating securely in a cloud space was a seemingly impossible conundrum of connectivity, collaboration, and robust security – and the solution required an innovative partnership between the public sector and private industry.

Leveraging the success of the unclassified cloud joint environment, the Defense Information Systems Agency, in collaboration with General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) and Microsoft, developed Department of Defense 365-Sec (DOD365-Sec), the first of its kind hyperscale cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) on a classified mission network.