USDA National Information Technology Center
The USDA’s National Information Technology Center (NITC) is a federally-owned Cloud Service Provider for systems that are owned by Federal, State, and Local governments. The NITC offers both IaaS and PaaS services.
The NITC’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud offering provides customers with the ability to deploy virtual systems using rapid on-demand self-service, flexible networking capabilities, resource pooling, rapid elasticity and a robust disaster recovery infrastructure within a Virtual Datacenter (VDC) construct on a hybrid cloud infrastructure. The IaaS VDC product is currently available in OpenStack and VMware based configurations.
- Additional information is available at: http://www.ocio.usda.gov/about-ocio/data-center-operations-dco
- The NITC Service Catalog is available at:http://www.ocio.usda.gov/document/nitc-service-catalog
The NITC’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering provides standard hardened virtualized operating systems leveraging advanced server virtualization technologies, compliant security and build standards, and economies of scale. The PaaS offering enablesrapid delivery of cost-effective, fully-managed operating platforms offering expanded controls to securely host customer’s mission critical applications. This NITC PaaS offering is currently available formultiple operating systems, including: RedHat Linux,Microsoft Windows, Oracle Solaris, and IBM AIX.
In addition to the FedRAMP Moderate security control baseline, the NITC has implemented FISMA High security controls within both service offerings.
Privacy Threshold Analysis (PTA)
Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)
System of Records Notice (SORN)
Authority to Operate (ATO)
FedRAMP (Agency) (link)
FedRAMP (CSP Package)