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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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FedRAMP Revamps Website, Guidance for Cloud Providers

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has refreshed its website to feature new guidelines and resource materials intended for agencies, third-party assessment organizations and cloud services providers, Homeland Security Today reported Tuesday. FedRAMP’s updated guidance includes digital identity requirements that are based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology as …

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FedRAMP Issues New Documents, Updates to Optimize Continuous Monitoring Process

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has released new documents and updated existing guides in an effort to streamline, clarify and optimize its continuous monitoring processes. FedRAMP said Wednesday the new and updated documents integrate feedback from cloud service providers and Joint Authorization Board review teams. The documents are intended to clarify certain elements …

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18F Cloud Platform Gets FedRAMP Provisional Authorization

The General Services Administration’s 18F organization has received a provisional authority-to-operate under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to offer a cloud platform to federal agencies. FedRAMP’s joint authorization board granted cloud.gov a moderate impact level P-ATO following the completion of a compliance and security evaluation in collaboration with third-party assessment organization Veris Group, according …

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FedRAMP Accelerated Program Seeks to Reduce Provisional Authorization Duration to 15 Weeks

Matt Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, has said the duration of the provisional authorization process for cloud service providers has been reduced from 104 weeks to 15 weeks under the FedRAMP Accelerated program. Goodrich wrote in a General Services Administration blog entry posted Thursday that the introduction of …

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Matt Goodrich Unveils FedRAMP Authorization Baseline Cost Analysis

Matt Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program at the General Services Administration, has said a mid-range cloud service provider would incur a total median cost of $2.25 million in order to get a FedRAMP authorization. Goodrich wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday a CSP would need to spend an additional $1 …

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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Training Enrollees Tripled Over 6 Months

The U.S. General Services Administration has concluded a six-month study of the government-wide, cloud computing-focused Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to gather feedback from clients on the initiative. FedRAMP had a 340-percent increase in training enrollees and the number of authorizations rose by 50 percent, FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich wrote in a GSA blog post released Thursday. …

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