Tag Archives: FedRAMP

Ashley Mahan: FedRAMP Sees Increase in Cloud Product Reusability Requests

Ashley Mahan

Ashley Mahan, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) at the General Services Administration (GSA), said in an interview with Francis Rose of Government Matters the volume of requests by agencies to reuse FedRAMP-compliant cloud products has doubled since March as government personnel shifted to remote work due to the pandemic.

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FedRAMP’s Ashley Mahan on Increase in Cloud Services Reuse

Ashley Mahan

Ashley Mahan, director of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), said that FedRAMP saw a 50 percent rise in government agencies reusing certified cloud services in fiscal year 2020 as those organizations continue to work to meet the telework requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NIST, FedRAMP Developing Programming Language to Help Automate Cloud Security Assessments

Cloud Security

The Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to implement a universal programming language that can help accelerate cloud certification and drive automation in government operations. “What normally would take an assessor weeks to do, an OSCAL tool can perform in seconds,” said David Waltermire

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Axon Wins Contract to Deliver Law Enforcement Technologies to CBP; Richard Coleman Quoted

Richard Coleman

Axon has secured a $13 million contract with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) signed to deliver Axon Body 3 cameras to 3,800 border patrol agents, the company reported on Wednesday. The order was received in the third quarter of 2020 and will ship in multiple phases throughout 2020 and 2021.

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1901 Group Completes EITOC to Advance IT Services; Sonu Singh, James Christopher Quoted

Sonu Singh

1901 Group has completed its Enterprise Information Technology Operations Center (EITOC) expansion in Blacksburg, VA, which will provide managed services for cloud migration and operations such as IT service management, IT operations management, cybersecurity, data intelligence and automation services, the company reported on Tuesday. 1901 Group has collaborated with the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VTCRC) to build the EITOC.

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BlackBerry Limited UEM Software Achieves DoDIN Approval; John Chen Quoted

John Chen

BlackBerry Limited’s Unified Endpoint Manager (UEM) software has achieved Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) approval as a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution, the company reported on Tuesday. BlackBerry UEM is the only MDM solution on the DoDIN Approved Product List (APL). The company has completed Cybersecurity and Interoperability certification across the DoDIN.  

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FedRAMP Unveils Agency Liaison Program

FedRAMP

The program management office (PMO) for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) has launched an initiative that seeks to train liaisons in sharing resources and knowledge about the cloud certification process. The new initiative seeks to help industry and agencies advance cloud adoption efforts and sets up a formal feedback mechanism for process improvement.

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ITIF Report: Congress, Administration Should Take Additional Steps to Improve FedRAMP

FedRAMP

An Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) report says the Joint Authorization Board and the program management office for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) should require agencies to designate a FedRAMP liaison and conduct pilot programs to identify ways how to streamline the program to facilitate reviews and authorization of cloud services.

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