Tag Archives: Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program

Phaedra Chrousos: GSA Eyes FedRAMP, USAJobs Updates

Phaedra Chrousos, a General Services Administration official, has said GSA has started to work with Federal CIO Tony Scott to update the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program four years after the agency created FedRAMP, FCW reported Thursday. “The world changes quickly, and we should reimagine [FedRAMP],” said Chrousos, associate administrator …

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Ashley Mahan Named FedRAMP Agency Evangelist

Ashley Mahan, a 10-year cybersecurity adviser to the federal government, has joined the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program team as an agency evangelist. Mahan will assist the FedRAMP team in consolidating FedRAMP and cloud computing into the information technology portfolios of the agency, FedRAMP said Wednesday. Since 2014, Mahan has …

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Kelly Olson: Challenge.gov to Expand Coverage, Open Fed Marketplace to More Innovation

Kelly Olson, senior innovation adviser and director of the General Services Administration‘s Challenge.gov website, has described the online crowdsourcing portal as a tool that opens government contracting sector to more ideas in an interview with FCW posted Monday. Olson told FCW that Challenge.gov also aims to minimize risk in acquisition and enable agencies to select the best from a …

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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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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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Andy Ozment, Luke McCormack Testify on DHS’ Cyber Priorities

Andy Ozment, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at the Department of Homeland Security, testified before a Senate panel on the $1.4 billion proposed cyber budget for fiscal year 2016 at DHS, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Sean McCalley writes that Ozment highlighted DHS’ desire for the increased budget to support DHS …

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