Tag Archives: Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program

Andy Ozment, Luke McCormack Testify on DHS’ Cyber Priorities

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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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Report: Agencies Eye Cloud Encryption Gateways to Protect Data in the Cloud

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Government agencies are turning toward data encryption technology to supplement the network security standards in the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program as some agencies remain wary of cloud, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that chief information officers and chief information security officers at agencies are looking for clearer data protection …

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Matthew Goodrich: FedRAMP’s Revamped Website to Offer Training for Cloud Security Authorization Process

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The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program’s website is being updated to include training modules designed to educate agencies and vendors about the approval process for cloud offerings, Federal Times reported Thursday. Aaron Boyd writes Matthew Goodrich, FedRAMP director, said his office plans to unveil a dedicated FedRAMP portal in …

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FedRAMP Unveils Draft of High-Impact Cloud Security Standards; Matt Goodrich Comments

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The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program office seeks public feedback on a draft baseline for hosting and securing high-impact federal information systems in cloud environments, FierceGovernmentIT reported Thursday. Dibya Sarkar writes FedRAMP’s Joint Authorization Board currently only authorizes cloud offerings that require low- to moderate-level security. The higher baseline …

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Matt Goodrich: New FedRAMP Road Map Includes ATO Reuse Framework

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The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program office has released a two-year road map to outline plans to focus on awareness, intended efficiencies and adaptability of cloud computing, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Aaron Boyd writes that the FedRAMP Forward document highlighted the program office’s efforts to streamline the authorization process through a “do once, …

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FedRAMP to Release New Standards Draft for High-Impact Systems

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The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program plans to release a draft document on cloud services standards for high-impact systems this month due to demand from government agencies, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that FedRAMP Acting Director Matt Goodrich pointed to the increasing adoption of cloud and the Department of Homeland Security‘s continuous diagnostics …

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Matthew Goodrich: FedRAMP to Work on Compliance, Authorizations, Guidance

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Matthew Goodrich, acting Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program director at the General Services Administration, says that FedRAMP will focus on customer engagement, documentation and stakeholder education over the next two years, FCW reported Monday. He said in an interview with Mark Rockwell that the upcoming two-year FedRAMP road map aims to continue work on facilitating …

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Report: DISA Testing Military Systems Against New FedRAMP Security Controls

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The Defense Information Systems Agency is working with the military to identify mission-critical systems and running pilot tests for the additional Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Level 3 security requirements, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes the tests are conducted to help the Defense Department‘s risk executive function determine …

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GSA Unveils Cloud Transition Plan for Providers; Maria Roat Comments

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The General Services Administration has issued a transition plan to prepare cloud service providers for the new security standards to be released in June under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Frank Konkel writes the changes are based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s fourth revision of …

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