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Bernard Del Rosario: DISA’s Cloud Architecture Helps Users Meet Security Req’s

Bernard del Rosario, a chief engineer for the Defense Information Systems Agency, said at an AFCEA symposium in Maryland that the Secure Cloud Computing Architecture helps accelerate the "authority to operate" process, DISA said Wednesday. The agency's SCCA platform enables the Department of Defense’s partner entities to optimize security and management features to meet requirements for migrating workloads to the cloud. 

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GSA Eyes FedRAMP Training Program for Federal Security Officials

General Services Administration officials said they plan to provide federal security officers hands-on training on the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, FedScoop reported Wednesday. “We’re going to start bringing security officers into our office, give them some training on FedRAMP, radicalize them to our methodologies,” Zach Baldwin, program manager at FedRAMP, said Tuesday at the Cloud Security Alliance’s federal summit. 

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FedRAMP Issues 3 New Documents on Continuous Monitoring Process

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has released three new documents to clarify its process for continuously monitoring FedRAMP-authorized cloud service providers. FedRAMP said Tuesday the new continuous monitoring documents include a draft of the “Automated Vulnerability Risk Adjustment Framework Guidance,” which is intended to help CSPs build and deploy …

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Profile: Scott Kaplan, NGA Chief of Cloud Security

Scott Kaplan serves as chief of cloud security at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency  and works in the cloud security division of NGA’s Office of the Chief Information Officer and IT Services directorate, or CIO-T. He brings years of information technology, security, operations and business experience to his current position and aims to …

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DISA Releases Update to DoD CIO’s Cloud Security Guide for Service Providers

The Defense Information Systems Agency has published an updated version of the Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide by the Defense Department chief information officer in response to feedback from industry and mission partners. DISA said Monday the CC SRG v1r2 release also includes a revision history and a comment matrix, which work to facilitate understanding …

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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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Michaela Iorga: NIST’s New Cloud Security Guidance Puts Focus Beyond FedRAMP Baseline

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is developing new guidelines on cloud security controls to supplement the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program’s baselines and impact levels, FierceGovernmentIT reported Thursday. Molly Bernhart Walker writes that Michaela Iorga, NIST’s senior security technical lead for cloud computing, said the future NIST Special Publication 800-174 …

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