Tag Archives: Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program

StateRAMP to Open Membership Registration for Cloud Security Vetting Initiative in April

Cloud Security Vetting

Not-for-profit-organization StateRAMP will begin membership registrations for its program aimed at helping vendors and agencies comply with cloud security standards (CSP) next month, GCN reported Tuesday. CSPs must undergo a readiness assessment to validate security controls and determine their potential to pass full FedRAMP assessments within a two to four-week period.

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GSA’s Dave Zvenyach on Digital Services Unit’s Role in Assisted Acquisition, Government Service Transformation

Dave Zvenyach

Dave Zvenyach, director of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Technology Transformation Services (TTS) unit, has said that TTS has been making progress in its programs and execution of assisted acquisition authorities. TTS and the 18F digital services unit are partnering for assisted acquisition efforts to support agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families.

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GSA Launches Updated FedRAMP Website; Ashley Mahan Quoted

Ashley Mahan

The General Services Administration (GSA) has redesigned the website for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) in a move to promote the use of cloud technologies to streamline online operations. GSA said Tuesday that the updated FedRAMP website is aimed at providing easy access to information on authorization procedures while simplifying the online experience through search and filter functions.

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GSA’s Katy Kale, Sonny Hashmi on Current Admin’s Priorities, FedRAMP, CMMC Programs

Katy Kale

Katy Kale, acting administrator of the General Services Administration and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, and Sonny Hashmi, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service and fellow 2021 Wash100 Award winner, talked about the current administration’s four priorities and the future of ongoing programs. “And, as it turns out, FAS has an incredibly integral role to play in all four of them,” Hashmi said. 

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DOD Assessment Work on CMMC Reciprocity Continues; Stacy Bostjanick Quoted

Cybersecurity

The Department of Defense (DOD) is still assessing how to open up the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) initiative for reciprocity with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) and other certification programs as part of a push to help contractors save money as they comply with the new cyber standard. 

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House OKs Bill to Codify FedRAMP, Create Federal Cloud Advisory Panel

Network Infrastructure

The House has passed a bipartisan bill by voice vote that seeks to codify the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) and establish an advisory panel that would coordinate procurement and cybersecurity efforts under the governmentwide cloud computing initiative. GSA found that the number of agencies reusing certified platforms under the program rose 50 percent during fiscal 2020.

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FedRAMP’s Ashley Mahan on Increase in Cloud Services Reuse

Ashley Mahan

Ashley Mahan, director of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), said that FedRAMP saw a 50 percent rise in government agencies reusing certified cloud services in fiscal year 2020 as those organizations continue to work to meet the telework requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FedRAMP Unveils Agency Liaison Program

FedRAMP

The program management office (PMO) for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) has launched an initiative that seeks to train liaisons in sharing resources and knowledge about the cloud certification process. The new initiative seeks to help industry and agencies advance cloud adoption efforts and sets up a formal feedback mechanism for process improvement.

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