Lauren Knausenberger: Air Force Accelerating Accreditation Process for SaaS Apps

Lauren Knausenberger, director of cyberspace innovation at the U.S. Air Force, said the service is developing methods to speed up the accreditation of software-as-a-service applications to handle controlled unclassified information, FedScoop reported Thursday

Knausenberger said at the Security Through Innovation Summit Thursday that she is working with Wanda Jones-Heath, the Air Force’s chief information security officer, on a pilot that intends to accelerate the assessment and authorization of SaaS apps used to handle data at Impact Level 4 based on the Department of Defense’s cloud security requirements.

“I expect that we will be able to accredit some SaaS offerings in a month or less. It could be faster if they had everything ready to go and we had a team ready to go test anything that was needed to be tested,” she said at the event.

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