Yesterday, Salesforce announced Salesforce Government Cloud was granted a provisional Impact Level 4 (IL4) authorization by the Defense Information Systems Agency and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

The authorization, announced at the Salesforce annual World Tour in Washington, D.C., aims to use to the cloud platform for the public sector to facilitate the modernization of aerospace and defense agencies. Additionally, the role based security and encryption functions will work to help DoD personnel, contractors, and stakeholders manage Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), including Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (PHI), consistent with law, regulations, and government-wide policies.

Through the IL4 authorization, Salesforce Government Cloud will enable agencies to leverage and build apps capable of managing CUI data as well as monitor and store data interactions while providing an intuitive user experience and modern system.

“As a Salesforce partner and platform advocate, this is exciting news,” said John Harlow, MIL Federal Salesforce Practice Director. “It’s another great benefit of government platforms. Salesforce’s GovCloud was seamlessly upgraded to adhere to this standard for Federal Defense and now all U.S. government agencies on Salesforce are operating under the same Federal Defense standard.”

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Alex Tzavellas serves as Practice Marketing Manager where he supports MIL’s cloud solutions marketing and sales efforts. He specializes in developing and executing strategies for federal and non-profit clients.