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Azure Government for national security

Discover Azure Government Secret— the mission-critical cloud for classified data.

Trust Azure Government Secret—built exclusively for classified data

Get comprehensive and powerful cloud services built exclusively to support US agencies and partners working with Secret US security classification level data. Developed using the same principles and architecture as Azure commercial clouds, Azure Government Secret is enhanced for maintaining the security and integrity of classified workloads while enabling fast access to sensitive, mission-critical information.

Azure Government Secret achieved Provisional Authorization (PA) at Department of Defense Impact Level 6 (IL6) and Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503 with facilities at ICD 705. Designed and built for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Marketplace solutions, Azure Government Secret provides a broad range of commercial innovation for classified workloads. To provide the geodiversity required, Azure Government Secret delivers across three dedicated regions located over 500 miles apart.

Azure Government Secret operates on secure, native connections to classified networks with options for ExpressRoute and ExpressRoute Direct for private, resilient, high-bandwidth connectivity.

Get mission ready with a trusted Microsoft Partner

Rely on a rich partner network for specialized government cloud computing services that support your mission-critical needs, including infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and software-as-a-service (SaaS).

Azure Government Secret

Advance your classified mission

Bring your data to the cloud with confidence using dedicated regions built for US Secret classified workloads and operated by cleared US citizens.

Get fast, direct connectivity

Connect natively to classified networks or leverage options for private, resilient, high-bandwidth connectivity using ExpressRoute and ExpressRoute Direct.

Discover innovative offerings

Take advantage of cloud capabilities including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS), and marketplace offerings.

Discover fast, private connectivity

Azure Government Secret uses Azure networking technologies, delivering high-speed communications within the Continental United States (CONUS) back to exclusive datacenters over a private network.

Connect natively through US government classified networks or utilize options for private, resilient, high-bandwidth connectivity using ExpressRoute and ExpressRoute Direct. See which connectivity option best fits your agency’s needs:

Direct connection

For agencies with direct connection through US government classified networks, Azure Government Secret is natively available.


Extend your on-premises networks into Azure Government Secret regions over a private connection facilitated by a connectivity provider with ExpressRoute.

ExpressRoute Direct

Get the ability to connect directly into Azure Government Secret locations using ExpressRoute Direct.

Count on a commitment to meet the needs of government—across data classifications

Azure Government has the broadest compliance certifications of any cloud provider on the market. FedRAMP Moderate and High provisional authorizations meet DoD compliance standards at Impact Levels 2, 4, 5, and NIST 800-171 controls satisfy DFARS and ITAR requirements. Two new regions for Azure Government Secret and a third announced region provide extended support to meet Department of Defense Impact Level 6 (IL6) and Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Intelligence Community Directive (ICD 503) accreditation with facilities at ICD 705.

Trust in over twenty years of experience working across classified networks to support critical customer missions. Microsoft is committed to meeting the needs of government across the spectrum of data classifications, while providing your agency with specialized cloud services and best-in-class security.

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