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FedRAMP Revamps Website, Guidance for Cloud Providers

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has refreshed its website to feature new guidelines and resource materials intended for agencies, third-party assessment organizations and cloud services providers, Homeland Security Today reported Tuesday. FedRAMP’s updated guidance includes digital identity requirements that are based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology as …

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FedRAMP Issues New Documents, Updates to Optimize Continuous Monitoring Process

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has released new documents and updated existing guides in an effort to streamline, clarify and optimize its continuous monitoring processes. FedRAMP said Wednesday the new and updated documents integrate feedback from cloud service providers and Joint Authorization Board review teams. The documents are intended to clarify certain elements …

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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Creates Playbook to Help Accelerate Agency Cloud Adoption

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has created a playbook meant to help agencies navigate through the government’s cloud authorization process, GCN Magazine reported Monday. The FedRAMP Agency Authorization Playbook describes three phases of the authority-to-operate process, as well as the roles cloud service providers, agencies and third-party assessment …

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DoD Eyes FedRAMP-Based Process for Acquisition of Mobile App Security Services

The Defense Department plans to roll out a new process for its acquisition of mobile application security services based on the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program model, Federal News Radio reported Monday. John Zangardi, acting DoD chief information officer, signed the mobile application security requirements memorandum which was designed to …

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FedRAMP Rolls Out ‘Tailored’ Baseline for Low-Risk Cloud SaaS Offerings

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has launched a “tailored” baseline designed to accelerate the process for authorizing low-impact software- as-a-service platforms for government use. A blog entry posted Thursday says the FedRAMP Tailored baseline covers low-risk systems such as collaboration platforms, project management applications and tools that support open-source code development. The baseline is also …

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CCoE Seeks Federal, Industry Input on Cloud Acquisition Guidance Documents

The Cloud Center of Excellence seeks federal and industry input on four working documents about cloud acquisition, funding challenges and security matters, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. CCoE’s working documents include a cloud dictionary which covers terms from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Federal Risk and Authorization …

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FedRAMP Adds New Requirements for ‘In Process’ Cloud Platform Designation

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has introduced new requirements for cloud service providers that aim to obtain FedRAMP “In Process” designation in cooperation with an authorizing government agency. Cloud vendors that receive In Process designation are actively pursuing FedRAMP authorization and are added to the FedRAMP Marketplace website, which provides information on …

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18F Launches Interagency Project to Accelerate Govt Adoption of Commercial Tech

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has introduced an interagency project to help federal agencies implement commercial software products faster through an updated authority-to-operate certification process, FCW reported Thursday. Project Boise aims to update the federal government’s software security compliance process that require an agency to obtain an ATO and comply …

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FedRAMP Seeks Comments on Updated ‘Tailored’ Baseline for Low-Impact Cloud Platforms

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has begun to seek public comments on the updated “tailored” baseline that seeks to accelerate the authorization of low-risk, software-as-a-service cloud platforms. FedRAMP said Thursday it will accept public feedback through July 28 with a plan to release the final version of the Tailored baseline …

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