Security and compliance are primary considerations for many of our customers as they begin their cloud journey. Oftentimes, public sector customers face obstacles and challenges using commercially available solutions today do not meet the security and compliance authorizations needed to operate in the public sector.
Introducing the new Authority to Operate (ATO) on AWS Program to help APN Partners running on AWS accelerate the security and compliance authorization process, reducing the time and cost it takes to achieve an ATO from their customers, which is required for production use (such as FedRAMP or CJIS).
Through the ATO on AWS Program, APN Partners receive the resources needed to build, implement, and optimize DevOps, SecOps, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), Continuous Risk Treatment (CRT) strategies and processes for their organization, as well as provide access to managed solutions that minimize the work required to achieve such authorizations.
from Recent Announcements https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2019/06/ATO-on-AWS/