Reps. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C., have reintroduced a bill to codify and reform the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. The FedRAMP Authorization Act of 2019 would allot $25M for the FedRAMP Project Management Office and Joint Authorization Board to address federal cloud requirements, Connolly’s office said Wednesday.
The bill would also create new metrics to guide FedRAMP implementation activities and work to reduce the duplication and redundancy of security assessments across agencies. The legislation would also codify the Office of Management and Budget’s and the General Services Administration’s respective roles in the program.
The government would also form the Federal Secure Cloud Advisory Committee to facilitate coordination across GSA, other agencies and industry on cybersecurity issues and ways to improve FedRAMP. FedRAMP functions to standardize the security of information technology products used in the federal government.