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General Dynamics' Cloud Attains FedRAMP Approval

The General Dynamics Information Technology Cloud, or GDIT Cloud for short, has only been in place for a few short years. Specializing in various managed services and cloud-based solutions, including email-as-a-service, software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, shared collaboration, virtualization and more, the comprehension platform is used primarily in intelligence, defense and commercial applications. Although it may not be highly publicized, the GDIT Cloud fulfills a crucial role for the Department of Defense's Enterprise Email Program, the General Services Administration, and more.

In fact, the United States Marine Corps even relies on the GDIT Cloud to accommodate the Marine Corps Enterprise IT Services (MCEITS) program, which uses a private cloud infrastructure meant to bolster data accessibility, sharing and collaboration.

Another customer, the Texas Department of Information Resources, or DIR, uses cloud brokerage solutions from General Dynamics as a means of saving money on their IT infrastructure and services. The cloud brokerage service gives the department access to a shared pool of IT resources, including network systems, servers, storage platforms and applications, through an on-demand platform that supports multiple devices.

With such a high level of mission-critical reliance on the GDIT Cloud, it's easy to see why the IT development team with General Dynamics would seek to achieve FedRAMP compliance. Originally established in 2011 in tandem with the Office of Management and Budget, FedRAMP, which stands for Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, serves as a governing body of cloud-centric cybersecurity, privacy and operations. Their primary goals, according to their website, are to accelerate cloud adoption, improve consumer confidence in security and increase automation.

Marcus Collier, senior vice president of the General Dynamics Information Technology's Health and Civilian Solutions division, explained what his company hopes to achieve through their newfound compliance. He was quoted as saying: "Federal agencies' adoption of cloud computing for mission applications is accelerating. "By meeting FedRAMP's extensive standards, we can help agencies make the move to a trusted cloud solution without sacrificing security. The GDIT Cloud is designed to specifically meet the requirements of government customers and to minimize cloud implementation and performance risks."

Primary benefits of the GDIT Cloud include optimized component integration and performance, greater transparency regarding pricing information, guaranteed quality and highly flexible deployment options that span public, private and hybrid solutions. The team with the GDIT Cloud is looking forward to upholding more stringent and standardized regulations regarding the security of their systems as well as the data of their customers.

General Dynamics has been a frontrunner in cloud services and virtualization for well over a decade. With the majority of their work falling in the industries of aerospace, marine, combat systems and information systems, the team certainly has their hands full. To find out more information about the services and solutions that General Dynamics provides, or any of the projects that they are involved in, please visit their official website at

To find out more information about FedRAMP, including helpful tips, web-based resources, online training and more, please visit their own website at


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