from the uptime-is-not-a-mandate dept.
wiredmikey writes "Amazon Web Services today announced 'AWS GovCloud,' a new AWS Region designed to allow U.S. government agencies and contractors to move IT applications and systems into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. Previously, government agencies with data subject to Compliance regulations such as the International Trade and Arms Regulation (ITAR), which governs how organizations manage and store defense-related data, were unable to process and store data in the cloud that the federal government mandated be accessible only by U.S. persons. AWS said that it will screen customers prior to providing access to the AWS GovCloud, helping to ensure customers are 'U.S. Persons,' not subject to export restrictions."
"Card readers? We don't need no stinking card readers."
-- Peter da Silva (at the National Academy of Sciencies, 1965, in a
particularly vivid fantasy)