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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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Matt Goodrich: Agencies to Evaluate Low-Impact Cloud Services Under FedRAMP Tailored Baseline

Matt Goodrich, director of the General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, has said agencies will play a role in the assessment of low-impact, software-as-a-service offerings via the program’s “tailored” certification process, GCN reported Wednesday. Sarah Friedman writes GSA introduced the FedRAMP Tailored baseline in an effort to help providers complete the approval process for …

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Ashley Mahan: FedRAMP Cloud Service Authorizations Up 85%

The new Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification process has authorized more than 75 cloud service providers that include 41 third-party assessment organizations with 50 more CSPs in line for approval, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. David Thornton writes the program looks to streamline the time it will take a cloud …

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FedRAMP Accelerated Program Seeks to Reduce Provisional Authorization Duration to 15 Weeks

Matt Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, has said the duration of the provisional authorization process for cloud service providers has been reduced from 104 weeks to 15 weeks under the FedRAMP Accelerated program. Goodrich wrote in a General Services Administration blog entry posted Thursday that the introduction of …

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Matt Goodrich Unveils FedRAMP Authorization Baseline Cost Analysis

Matt Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program at the General Services Administration, has said a mid-range cloud service provider would incur a total median cost of $2.25 million in order to get a FedRAMP authorization. Goodrich wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday a CSP would need to spend an additional $1 …

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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Rolls Out Updated Marketplace Dashboard

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has unveiled the updated dashboard for the FedRAMP marketplace. FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich wrote Wednesday FedRAMP selected TrueTandem to build the marketplace dashboard through the use of the Agile blanket purchase agreement from the General Services Administration’s 18F digital services team. TrueTandem won …

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GSA Releases FedRAMP Readiness Assessment Report Template for Cloud Providers, 3rd-Party Auditors

The General Services Administration has created a pre-audit template for cloud service providers and third-party assessment organizations to demonstrate a CSP’s readiness to go through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification process. FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich wrote in a blog entry posted Tuesday that GSA released the FedRAMP Readiness Assessment Report template as …

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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Training Enrollees Tripled Over 6 Months

The U.S. General Services Administration has concluded a six-month study of the government-wide, cloud computing-focused Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to gather feedback from clients on the initiative. FedRAMP had a 340-percent increase in training enrollees and the number of authorizations rose by 50 percent, FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich wrote in a GSA blog post released Thursday. …

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Matt Goodrich: GSA to Work on FedRAMP Authorization Process, Program Transparency

Matt Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program at the General Services Administration, has said stakeholders believe the program is a potential “market maker” and has influenced how industry gauges cloud security. He wrote in a blog entry posted Wednesday that cloud service providers, third-party assessors, government agencies and others have …

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