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Reps. Gerry Connolly, Mark Meadows Bring Back Bill to Codify FedRAMP

Reps. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C., have reintroduced a bill to codify and reform the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. The FedRAMP Authorization Act of 2019 would allot $25M for the FedRAMP Project Management Office and Joint Authorization Board to address federal cloud requirements, Connolly's office said Wednesday

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Rep. Gerry Connolly to Introduce New FedRAMP Legislation

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), chairman of the House Government Operations Subcommittee, said a bill is being drafted to address gaps in the approval process under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, FCW reported Wednesday. "There will be legislation in your future” that will serve as an “anchor” for FedRAMP, he said Wednesday at the House subcommittee hearing.

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OPM Experiences Data Center Outage as Administration Pursues GSA Merger

The Office of Personnel Management experienced a disruption to its information technology systems due to a data center outage at OPM’s headquarters last week, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. “Significant OPM programs and missions were impacted for multiple hours last week during an incident that impacted OPM information technology,” Stephen Billy, deputy chief of staff at OPM, told the publication. 

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House Lawmakers Call for Contractor Back Pay in Appropriations Bill

A group of House lawmakers called on the House Appropriations Committee to include a provision to compensate federal contractor workers for their lost wages in upcoming funding measures as the result of a 35-day partial government shutdown. The lawmakers sent a letter Thursday to Committee Chairman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-Texas) citing the financial impact of the shutdown on employees of federal contractors.

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House Assigns IT, Government Operations Oversight to Single Panel

The House plans to combine the subcommittees that handle information technology oversight and government operations to help in technology modernization across the government, FCW reported Tuesday. The decision comes amid the growing number of government operations relying on IT, Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said in a statement. 

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Rep. Gerry Connolly Introduces Bill to Revamp FedRAMP Certification Process

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., has introduced a bill that would reform the government’s process for authorizing commercial cloud products and services through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. Connolly’s office said Friday FedRAMP Reform Act of 2018 would also institute agency compliance measures and create new metrics to properly implement such measures. He noted …

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