After a rigorous and comprehensive assessment, Appian has received an Authority to Operate (ATO) from the U.S .Department of Education for the Department's Appian Anywhere BPM (Business Process Management) application, which is built on AWS. Appian Anywhere provides IT request management, marketing request management, and project management using a SaaS model.
The assessment covered the solution's management, operational, and technical security controls and was performed under the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA for those of you inside of the Capital Beltway). The FISMA framework is used for managing information security for all information systems used or operated by a U.S. federal government agency or by a contractor or other organization on behalf of a federal agency.
Net-net, Government agencies will now have access to a cloud computing solution from Appian and Amazon Web Services that has gone through the rigorous Certification and Accreditation based on the government’s FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002).
If you are in the Washington DC area, check out the AWS Cloud for the Federal Government event (September 23 in Crystal City).