Tag Archives: Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program

GSA Seeks New Tech Transformation Service Commissioner

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The General Services Administration has begun its search for a new Technology Transformation Service commissioner who will work to manage the organization and the agencies it supports. GSA said Monday the new commissioner will lead efforts to help agencies develop, purchase and share technologies designed to serve the public and contribute to the government’s digital transformation. “Improving technology services …

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FedRAMP Releases Cloud Security Requirements For High-Impact Unclassified Gov’t Data

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The General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program team has unveiled a set of high baseline requirements for agencies to protect unclassified sensitive government data stored in cloud environments. FedRAMP said Friday three authorized cloud offerings from Amazon Web Services, CSRA and Microsoft meet the program’s high baseline requirements. The products are AWS’ GovCloud technology, CSRA’s ARC-P infrastructure-as-a-service platform …

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IT Alliance for Public Sector Issues Cybersecurity Recommendations for State Govt Agencies

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A division of the Information Technology Industry Council has issued a document that details six recommendations to help state and local government agencies protect their digital infrastructure from cyber threats. The IT Alliance for Public Sector’s State Cybersecurity Principals and Best Practices document calls on state governments to establish partnerships with industry through …

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MeriTalk: 79% of Federal IT Officials Doubt FedRAMP Process

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A MeriTalk survey of 150 government information technology leaders has showed that nearly 79 percent of respondent officials are not satisfied with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to authorize cloud computing products for use at agencies. MeriTalk said Monday the study also showed close to 17 percent did not include FedRAMP in their cloud considerations while …

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Agencies Strive to Meet Security Updates Deadline

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has pointed up the struggle of various agencies in implementing security patches on time for critical vulnerabilities, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Meredith Somers writes Chaffetz told committee members at a hearing Wednesday that 39 out of more than 360 vulnerabilities …

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Ashley Mahan: FedRAMP Adopts ‘Open-Door Policy’ to Help Address Agency Cloud IT Needs

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Ashley Mahan, agency evangelist for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, told Federal Times in an interview published Wednesday she will reach out to agencies that need assistance to use FedRAMP-compliant cloud products and services. “We have a very open-door policy,” Mahan said to Federal Times reporter Aaron Boyd. She added the FedRAMP team considers …

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