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GSA Predicts 'Steady Rollout' of FedRAMP Cloud Evaluation Process; Dave McClure Comments

GSA Predicts 'Steady Rollout' of FedRAMP Cloud Evaluation Process; Dave McClure Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

gsa logoThe General Services Administration predicts a “steady rollout” of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program cloud security evaluation process, Federal News Radio reports.

It was reported last week that Autonomic Resources’ cloud solutions were approved under the new FedRAMP standards, the first company to receive certification from the program.

(Click Here, to read about Autonomic Resources' cloud solutions being given FedRAMP approval.)

GSA Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies associate administrator Dave McClure said the approval shows that “operating model has been tested and that we’re capable of delivering a security assessment against a standard baseline set of controls for cloud computing.”

The rollout is in an “initial operating capability status” and McClure said process time has been longer than expected.

Currently there are about 78 cloud companies or products in the FedRAMP-review pipeline, McClure said.

“What we want to accomplish with this program is leverage,” McClure said. “We want to stop the repetitive, redundant security evaluations processes of government and do it one time well and then leverage the use of that review many times across agencies trying to do the same implementation.”

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Written by David J. Barton

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