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FedScoop: California Seeks FedRAMP Certification for State’s Cloud Service

CloudCalifornia’s department of technology has applied for a certification to cover the state’s cloud service offerings through the U.S. General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, Fedscoop reported Tuesday.

Alex Koma writes the state’s Chief Information Officer Carlos Romero announced a pending application of CalCloud for the FedRAMP certification that would make California the first state to get the certification for its cloud service.

“What I see is, down the road, I think we’re going to see more and more agencies starting to move into cloud computing,” Ramos said at a California state assembly committee hearing, according to the report.

Ramos noted the state’s cloud service complies with the FBI‘s Criminal Justice Information Services standard and Federal Information Security Management Act benchmarks.

He added that other states and local governments such as Seattle have approached him to inquire about California’s cloud services.

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