Tag Archives: Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program

A2LA to Audit FedRAMP 3rd Party Reviews; Dave McClure Comments

The U.S. General Services Administration has selected the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation to assess third-party reviews of cloud computing providers under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. The FedRAMP approach works to assess, authorize and monitor cloud products and services with the goal of helping the government reduce …

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FedRAMP Gives Contractors, Agencies Guide to Securing Clouds

The long-anticipated guidance regarding how contractors can provide the federal government cloud solutions was unveiled Thursday after nearly two years of being in the works. Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel issued a policy memo detailing how agencies will use the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, to …

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GSA’s Bhagowalia: Cloud Economics ‘Driving the Transformation’

The General Service’s Administrations point-person for all things cloud computing said, like almost every new technology, the economics “are driving the transformation.” Speaking at the Cloud/Gov 2011 conference, Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia, deputy associate administrator at the General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, said the government’s recently …

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After FedRAMP, Cloud Questions Ramp Up Too

While cloud computing has been touted as the next big thing, Federal News Radio reports the latest tech trend is also gathering its share of naysayers. Last week, the General Services Administration unveiled new security requirements designed to smooth the transition as the feds increasingly begin taking to the clouds. …

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