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Coalfire Report: Number of FedRAMP Authorizations Rose 33% Over Three Years

Coalfire Report: Number of FedRAMP Authorizations Rose 33% Over Three Years - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Jeff Brody

A Coalfire study has found that the number of authorizations issued under the federal government’s cloud computing program grew 33 percent year-over-year between 2016 and 2018.

The company said Wednesday improvements in the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification process and a demand for cloud services in the government are among the forces that drove the increase in FedRAMP approvals.

Government cloud investments reached $6.5B during fiscal 2018, marking a 32 percent growth, according to the report.

The cybersecurity advisory company noted the average time it takes for a cloud service provider to complete the certification process went down to six months in late 2018 to early 2019, compared with 12 to 16 months in early 2016.

Software-as-a-Service applications account for more than 84 percent of CSP offerings undergoing or preparing to undergo  FedRAMP assessments.

Automated systems help providers receive audit-ready designation within a six-month period, Coalfire noted.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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