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Smartsheet Gov achieves Department of Defense Impact Level 4 Provisional Authorization

by Ignacio Martinez

While we all work through uncertain times, we want to continue supporting our customers in all industries. Back in March 2020, we announced that governments and agencies responding to the pandemic can use our government-specific version, Smartsheet Gov, for free and without obligation.

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Today, we’re proud to share that Smartsheet Gov has been granted Provisional Authorization (PA) by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) at Impact Level (IL) 4, as defined in the United States Department of Defense (US DoD) Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (SRG).

Smartsheet Gov is a secure, reliable platform made specifically for government agencies that is built on AWS GovCloud (US) and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorized. 

Already used by several federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, National Parks Service, Library of Congress, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — the platform can now help the U.S. DoD and agency workers improve transparency, meet their missions, and collaborate with increased effectiveness.

What does DISA IL 4 PA mean?

On the authority of the DISA, their cloud provisional authorization impact levels 4 through 6 relate to “controlled unclassified information and other information categories that require higher levels of protection.” The higher impact level means that Smartsheet Gov has demonstrated compliance with FedRAMP and meets the DoD’s strict security requirements.

Overall, DISA IL4 PA provides U.S. DoD mission owners and authorized contractors with the ability to utilize Smartsheet Gov to operate with increased agility and manage their work in real time, while helping them meet their security and compliance requirements.

DISA IL4 compliance

Which US DoD professionals can use Smartsheet Gov?

U.S. DoD professionals of all kinds can use Smartsheet Gov to manage processes, programs, and projects. This goes for professionals serving in the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, and any federal agencies that work with the DoD.

So, whether you work in project management, procurement, contract management, communications, IT, or HR, you can confidently use our work execution platform to collaborate on important work and fulfill your organizational mission. 

Scale securely with confidence

Smartsheet Gov offers departments, bureaus, and agencies the assurance that they’re choosing the most secure cloud-based work execution platform available in the marketplace today. 

The platform is built on AWS GovCloud, which is designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud, adhering to compliance standards such as Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and more.

If you’re interested in learning more about Smartsheet Gov and how it can help you today, please check out these resources or contact us to get started.