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FedRAMP Revamps Website, Guidance for Cloud Providers

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has refreshed its website to feature new guidelines and resource materials intended for agencies, third-party assessment organizations and cloud services providers, Homeland Security Today reported Tuesday. FedRAMP’s updated guidance includes digital identity requirements that are based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology as …

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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Creates Playbook to Help Accelerate Agency Cloud Adoption

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has created a playbook meant to help agencies navigate through the government’s cloud authorization process, GCN Magazine reported Monday. The FedRAMP Agency Authorization Playbook describes three phases of the authority-to-operate process, as well as the roles cloud service providers, agencies and third-party assessment …

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FedRAMP PMO Unveils Training Series for 3rd-Party Cloud Assessors

The program management office for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has introduced a training series to help third-party assessment organizations plan and audit the security of government cloud service offerings. The 300-level training program is meant to guide 3PAOs in efforts to address challenges that may arise during …

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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 …

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Matt Goodrich Unveils FedRAMP Authorization Baseline Cost Analysis

Matt Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program at the General Services Administration, has said a mid-range cloud service provider would incur a total median cost of $2.25 million in order to get a FedRAMP authorization. Goodrich wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday a CSP would need to spend an additional $1 …

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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Rolls Out Updated Marketplace Dashboard

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has unveiled the updated dashboard for the FedRAMP marketplace. FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich wrote Wednesday FedRAMP selected TrueTandem to build the marketplace dashboard through the use of the Agile blanket purchase agreement from the General Services Administration’s 18F digital services team. TrueTandem won …

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FedRAMP PMO to Revamp Program’s Cloud Tech Assessment Process

A Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program office plans to add a “readiness capabilities assessment” to the FedRAMP process in an effort to help vendors demonstrate their cloud technology and service offerings early on. The revamped process will require cloud service providers who seek a FedRAMP Ready status to complete a system evaluation with a third-party assessment organization …

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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Training Enrollees Tripled Over 6 Months

The U.S. General Services Administration has concluded a six-month study of the government-wide, cloud computing-focused Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to gather feedback from clients on the initiative. FedRAMP had a 340-percent increase in training enrollees and the number of authorizations rose by 50 percent, FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich wrote in a GSA blog post released Thursday. …

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GSA: 82% of Federal Cloud Deployments FedRAMP-Compliant

A new General Services Administration infographic shows 82 percent of more than 1,400 cloud deployments in the federal government comply with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, FierceGovernmentIT reported Thursday. GSA analyzed cloud service providers’ customer surveys and PortfolioStat data from agencies to create the initial baseline of cloud adoption across …

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