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Oracle selected to secure top secret government information
Wed, 16th Aug 2023

Oracle has announced the U.S. Intelligence Community has authorised Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to host Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) missions.

With fully redundant and geographically dispersed data centres, Oracle National Security Regions (ONSRs) are secured to the highest U.S. government classification levels for Top Secret/SCI workloads and are supported by government-cleared U.S. citizens, and only connected to U.S. government classified networks.

Operations are performed from securely managed Cloud Network Operations Centres (CNOCs) by US Government-cleared engineers.

This new accreditation provides the Department of Defence (DoD) and Intelligence Community access to Oracle Cloud innovations and expands Oracle's enterprise accreditations to support unclassified, controlled unclassified information (CUI), and top-secret workloads, the company states.

Oracle also offers customers access to dedicated cloud regions authorised at FedRAMP High/DISA IL2-4, DISA IL 5, and FedRAMP+.

TS/SCI authorisation brings the Intelligence Community and the DoD closer to achieving their multicloud vision and accelerates adoption of commercial innovation for sensitive missions.

Oracle's next-generation cloud delivers consistent high performance and resiliency for data-centric and performance-hungry national security systems on a cybersecurity infrastructure architected with zero trust principles.

With this new authorisation, the Intelligence Community gains access to more than 50 Oracle Cloud services on Top Secret networks, with more services planned to become available in a continuous accreditation process.

These services include not only core-networking, compute, and storage services, but also a broad range of integrated and modern cloud native services to advance mission success.

Capabilities include:

  • Oracle Modern Data Platform including Oracle Autonomous Database and Exadata Cloud Service
  • Cloud-native VMware services using vSphere console and APIs rather than VMC
  • Oracle Fast Connect to build out direct network connections
  • Advanced Analytics
  • HPC and GPU accelerated infrastructure

Kim Lynch, Executive Vice President, Government Defence and Intelligence, Oracle, says, "As an established partner to the IC and DoD, Oracle is proud to bring our next generation cloud services to bear against their most important work. This latest authorisation reinforces our commitment to accelerating our nations decision advantage to protect and advance our country."

Oracle is a long-standing strategic technology partner of the U.S. Government. With a full range of modern data management services, Oracle Cloud supports open cloud and data standards with an architecture powered by embedded AI and machine learning.

The U.S. Intelligence Community and Department of Defence use Oracle to securely collect, process, analyse, and disseminate data and applications across the enterprise. Globally, more than 1,000 public sector organisations are benefitting from Oracle's technologies and superior performance.