Meeting Government FIPS and TAA Compliance with High-Performance Computing (HPC) Solutions

With data protection being paramount at government agencies, there’s no shortage of standards that can help to achieve compliance while also ensuring that data can be fully leveraged for mission enablement.

For example, in order to protect sensitive unclassified information, government agencies need to procure solutions that meet Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) to be compliant with the Federal Information Security Management Act.

In addition, the United States Trade Agreements Act (TAA) of 1979 allows government program management offices to restrict their procurement of goods to products manufactured to TAA standards in the U.S. or in a TAA-designated country.

The key theme behind both FIPS and TAA is that government agencies seek out solutions that meet these compliance requirements while also allowing them to leverage the most optimal high-performance computing (HPC) solutions.

Security Starts at the Drive Level

To go beyond the normal methods for safeguarding government IT systems, security should always start at the drive level. By providing highly secure, top-performing, affordable solutions, Seagate® Technology is transforming the world of government data management—with security serving as the foundation.

For example, Seagate TAA and FIPS-compliant hard drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs) answer these needs by addressing every step of the supply chain while also reducing risks and meeting federal security standards.

In particular, Seagate’s TAA-compliant solutions for enterprise and notebook hard drives are the only solutions approved and recorded in the Federal Register. This eliminates the requirement of waivers for TAA storage and meets the encryption requirements set by the U.S. government for both U.S. government entities and contractors.

Ultimately, this allows government agencies to safeguard their critical data with state-of-the-art, cost-optimized architecture for getting data to all applications at lightning speed.

Koi Computers as the Solution

As a key Seagate reseller, Koi Computers can deliver scalable, HPC storage solutions that improve efficiency, reliability, and speed. These HPC and storage solutions allow any agency to meet key FIPS and TAA compliance needs.

The company’s world-class engineering team can also build custom solutions that support over government IT modernization efforts to help bring advanced data management and storage to the forefront.

In addition, the companyhas a strong track record of developing, building, and deploying HPC technology for the U.S. federal government with satisfactory ratings in Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System and Past Performance.

Koi Computers is a Prime Contract Holder of NASA SEWP V, NITAAC CIO-CS ,GSA MAS IT Category, and the 2GIT BPA.

Please contact Koi Computers here to learn more about how we can provide FIPS- and TAA-compliant HPC and storage solutions for government.