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Audit Set for November for FAA’s Drone Authorization Efforts

The Department of Transportation’s inspector general has announced that it will conduct an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s role in authorizing operations of small unmanned aircraft systems in  U.S. airspace.

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GAO: DoD should factor workload, unmanned aircraft use into fighter squadron requirements review

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Department reassess fighter pilot squadron requirements across military services to mirror existing and emerging conditions such as the rise in workload and use of unmanned aircraft systems. GAO said in a report publicly released Wednesday officials at the Air Force, Navy and the Marine Corps …

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Inspector General: 18 OPM IT Systems Lack Valid Authorization

The Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general has assessed OPM’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act and found that over 18 of its information technology systems operate without valid authorizations. OPM IG said in a Nov. 9 report that it performed the audit at the agency’s Washington headquarters from April 2016 to …

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Ashley Mahan: FedRAMP Cloud Service Authorizations Up 85%

The new Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification process has authorized more than 75 cloud service providers that include 41 third-party assessment organizations with 50 more CSPs in line for approval, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. David Thornton writes the program looks to streamline the time it will take a cloud …

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Matt Goodrich: GSA to Work on FedRAMP Authorization Process, Program Transparency

Matt Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program at the General Services Administration, has said stakeholders believe the program is a potential “market maker” and has influenced how industry gauges cloud security. He wrote in a blog entry posted Wednesday that cloud service providers, third-party assessors, government agencies and others have …

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FAA Implements Interim Policy for Commercial Drone Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration is implementing a temporary policy for a streamlined authorization process on commercial drone flights among operators that were granted Section 333 exemptions to the agency’s overall flight ban. FAA said Tuesday the move is intended to “bridge the gap” between the original individual-flight authorization process and future policies …

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Matt Goodrich: New FedRAMP Road Map Includes ATO Reuse Framework

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, …

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Matthew Goodrich: FedRAMP to Work on Compliance, Authorizations, Guidance

Matthew Goodrich, acting Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program director at the General Services Administration, says that FedRAMP will focus on customer engagement, documentation and stakeholder education over the next two years, FCW reported Monday. He said in an interview with Mark Rockwell that the upcoming two-year FedRAMP road map aims to continue work on facilitating …

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