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CGI Receives FedRAMP Cloud Services Approval; Donna Ryan Comments

 

Donna Ryan
Donna Ryan

CGI Federal has received approval from a board comprised of federal chief information officers to provide cloud computing services to U.S. agencies under a governmentwide compliance program.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program seeks to help agencies adopt new cloud technology by standardizing the approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services, the company said Tuesday.

Chief Information Officers from the departments of Defense and Homeland Security and the General Services Administration comprise FedRAMP’s joint authorization board, responsible for granting agencies provisional authority-to-operate.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology also helps manage FedRAMP.

“Improving real-time security visibility and transparency of operations between agencies and cloud providers is critical to achieving the benefits of cloud,” said Donna Ryan, CGI Federal president.

Ryan said the company will help agencies migrate and integrate cloud software and applications, as well as provide agencies consulting services.

“Since every agency's cloud strategy is different, CGI thinks about cloud holistically,“ said James Pyon, CGI vice president and cloud offering executive.

The company said it received the board’s approval after documenting and implementing FedRAMP security controls on its cloud offerings and an independent FedRAMP-accredited third party assessment organization audited the company’s work.

CGI is one of three companies awarded positions on both of the General Service Administration's governmentwide cloud vehicles for infrastructure-as-a-service and email-as-a-service.

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