Tag Archives: Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program

FedRAMP PMO to Revamp Program’s Cloud Tech Assessment Process

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A Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program office plans to add a “readiness capabilities assessment” to the FedRAMP process in an effort to help vendors demonstrate their cloud technology and service offerings early on. The revamped process will require cloud service providers who seek a FedRAMP Ready status to complete a system evaluation with a third-party assessment organization …

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FedScoop: California Seeks FedRAMP Certification for State’s Cloud Service

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California’s department of technology has applied for a certification to cover the state’s cloud service offerings through the U.S. General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Alex Koma writes the state’s Chief Information Officer Carlos Romero announced a pending application of CalCloud for the FedRAMP certification that would make California the …

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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Training Enrollees Tripled Over 6 Months

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The U.S. General Services Administration has concluded a six-month study of the government-wide, cloud computing-focused Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to gather feedback from clients on the initiative. FedRAMP had a 340-percent increase in training enrollees and the number of authorizations rose by 50 percent, FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich wrote in a GSA blog post released Thursday. …

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

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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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Phaedra Chrousos: GSA Eyes FedRAMP, USAJobs Updates

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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

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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

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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

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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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