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Matt Goodrich: GSA Aims to Expedite Approval of Federal Cloud Offerings

cloudThe General Services Administration has created a new FedRAMP assessment category with the goal of helping vendors obtain security clearance for their government cloud products faster than usual, FCW reported Friday.

Colby Hocmuth writes the FedRAMP Ready designation will be granted to cloud-based platforms that have already undergone audits by an agency program management office and an accredited independent third-party assessor.

The system also offers potential government cloud users and authorizing personnel a means to initiate an authorization.

“Agencies can use this documentation to initiate an assessment and authorize these systems in a faster time than starting from scratch,” said Matthew Goodrich, GSA’s FedRAMP director, according to the publication.

Hocmuth reports the agency will also offer an open-source codes record for agencies to expedite cloud technology deployment.

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