Okta for US Military: A New milestone in DoD IL4 Identity

The Department of Defense (DoD) is America’s largest government agency, with nearly 3 million active duty personnel, civilian employees, and reservists in more than 160 countries. It supports military families, dependents, veterans, and millions of recruits each year. Every Identity is vital to the DoD’s mission: protecting our national security. 

Mission data that supports DoD operations, including personally identifiable information, is Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) which requires Impact Level 4 (IL4) protection under the DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide. Therefore, as the Department modernizes and matures its adoption of the cloud, it needs an IL4-ready mission partner for Identity: Okta. 

A new milestone in DoD IL4 Identity

In May 2021, Okta achieved a conditional DoD IL4 Provisional Authorization (PA), an important step in our ongoing commitment to the Department. Today, I’m pleased to announce an exciting new milestone in DoD IL4 Identity readiness: Okta for US Military. 

Okta for US Military is our all-new IL4 Identity environment designed exclusively for the DoD and approved mission partners. Hosted on the .mil domain (okta.mil) and built atop AWS GovCloud, Okta for US Military meets the stringent security requirements necessary for Controlled Unclassified Information. It also connects through a Boundary Cloud Access Point (BCAP) to protect the Defense Information Systems Network.

Okta is the DoD mission-ready Identity partner

Okta for US Military enables the Department to modernize Identity, adopt the cloud, and accelerate Zero Trust architectures. We are the DoD’s mission-ready Identity partner because we focus on what matters most: 

  • Universal. Our Identity platform is neutral and independent, enabling a wide range of technology integrations without vendor lock-in. The federal government is one of Okta’s top company-wide priorities, and we continue to grow investment in our people and technology to ensure its success–today and tomorrow. 
  • Complete. We provide a complete set of modern Identity capabilities, and we use the power of our global network to detect and stop Identity-based threats. 
  • Easy. We simplify experiences for end users and administrators, accelerating the time to value and reducing friction. We make Identity easy to deploy, manage, and integrate into modern DoD apps. 
  • Reliable. With 99.99% uptime and a scalable, cloud-based architecture, we easily handle billions of logins each month. Identity is critical infrastructure, and service reliability is just as important as platform security and integrity. 

Explore Okta for US Military today

Learn more about Okta for US Military at https://www.okta.com/resources/datasheet-okta-for-us-military/.

On behalf of Okta Federal, it’s an honor and privilege to serve the Department of Defense, and we strive every day to be your trusted Identity mission partner.