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FedRAMP’s Controls, Tasks; QinetiQ’s John Lambeth Comments

The  General Services Administration has taken another step in implementing FedRAMP by issuing new baseline security controls for federal agencies and cloud providers. The GSA included measures similar to those in a publication issued in August 2009 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, according to FedScoop. Similar measures include …

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Top TechAmerica Official Gives FedRAMP Thumbs Up

The White House released the FedRAMP cloud computing strategy Thursday. It is the first step in the process, which Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel indicated will evolve as the FedRAMP process moves forward. Jennifer Kerber, vice president of homeland security at TechAmerica, also pointed to the fact that this is a …

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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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FedRAMP Cloud Guidance Could Come Soon

Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew has signed off on the federal government’s cloud security guidance known as FedRAMP according to a Federal News Radio report. FedRAMP has been in the works for nearly 18 months through collaboration between federal agencies, private industry and academia. The OMB will …

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Government Agencies to Customize FedRAMP

The General Services Administration is about to debut FedRAMP, a cybersecurity standard meant for government agencies to help provide risk assessments and cybersecurity evaluations. FedRAMP would also provide agencies with low-to-moderate impact cloud services. At a recent AFCEA Bethesda event in Washington, D.C., Director of the Portfolio Management division at …

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Dave McClure: GSA Not Reinventing the Wheel with FedRAMP Guidelines

The General Services Administration’s Dave McClure told an AFCEA crowd this week that GSA-led “tiger teams” are working to improve the cloud-computing security guidelines FedRAMP, short for Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. But McClure said they aren’t interested in reinventing the wheel. Speculation has swirled that creating FedRamp is …

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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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Will GSA Tweak Cloud FedRAMP Requirements?

The Obama administration is taking criticism of its cloud-computing security requirements to heart and may considering making changes, according to a report on Nextgov. The Federal Risk and Authorization and Management Program, known as FedRAMP, is designed to create security standards for the federal government’s use of the cloud; the …

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