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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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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Creates Playbook to Help Accelerate Agency Cloud Adoption

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has created a playbook meant to help agencies navigate through the government’s cloud authorization process, GCN Magazine reported Monday. The FedRAMP Agency Authorization Playbook describes three phases of the authority-to-operate process, as well as the roles cloud service providers, agencies and third-party assessment …

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FedRAMP PMO Unveils Training Series for 3rd-Party Cloud Assessors

The program management office for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has introduced a training series to help third-party assessment organizations plan and audit the security of government cloud service offerings. The 300-level training program is meant to guide 3PAOs in efforts to address challenges that may arise during …

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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 Rolls Out Updated Marketplace Dashboard

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has unveiled the updated dashboard for the FedRAMP marketplace. FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich wrote Wednesday FedRAMP selected TrueTandem to build the marketplace dashboard through the use of the Agile blanket purchase agreement from the General Services Administration’s 18F digital services team. TrueTandem won …

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FedRAMP PMO to Revamp Program’s Cloud Tech Assessment Process

A Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program office plans to add a “readiness capabilities assessment” to the FedRAMP process in an effort to help vendors demonstrate their cloud technology and service offerings early on. The revamped process will require cloud service providers who seek a FedRAMP Ready status to complete a system evaluation with a third-party assessment organization …

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