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Matt Goodrich: New FedRAMP Road Map Includes ATO Reuse Framework

Matthew Goodrich
Matthew Goodrich

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program office has released a two-year road map to outline plans to focus on awareness, intended efficiencies and adaptability of cloud computing, Federal Times reported Wednesday.

Aaron Boyd writes that the FedRAMP Forward document highlighted the program office’s efforts to streamline the authorization process through a “do once, use many times.”

“If you do one, another agency does one, you’re all going to benefit in the end. The entirety of government is going to save in the end,” FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich told reporters ahead of the road map’s release, according to the report.

Boyd reports the program will form cross-agency working groups to drive collaboration in authorizations of cloud service providers.

The FedRAMP road map also indicates program goals with milestones in the sixth, 12th, 18th and 24th months.

According to the report, goals for the sixth month include the publication of an authorization methodology for multiple agencies and guidelines for third-party assessment organizations, as well as the relaunch of the FedRAMP.gov website.

For the 12th month, the program aims to develop training modules for agency procurement leaders and 3PAOs.

The 18-month milestone focuses on documentation, automation and the final version of the FedRAMP assessment overlay framework.

Boyd reports that the FedRAMP program office plans to transition the continuous monitoring work from a Joint Authorization Board-centralized model to a multi-agency model.

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