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18F Cloud Platform Gets FedRAMP Provisional Authorization

The General Services Administration’s 18F organization has received a provisional authority-to-operate under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to offer a cloud platform to federal agencies.

FedRAMP’s joint authorization board granted cloud.gov a moderate impact level P-ATO following the completion of a compliance and security evaluation in collaboration with third-party assessment organization Veris Group, according to 18F’s blog post published Thursday.

18F’s cloud.gov is a platform-as-a-service cloud tool that works to help organizations update and host websites, application programming interfaces and other web applications.

According to the post, cloud.gov manages 269 security controls and 41 shared controls with clients required for systems categorized under moderate impact level.

The cloud platform received the P-ATO authorization in January months after 18F started the assessment with JAB teams in August 2016 under the FedRAMP Accelerated process.

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