Federal 100: Bo Berlas

Bo Berlas
Senior IT Security Specialist
General Services Administration

The work: Shepherding the analysis and accreditation process for the infrastructure-as-a-service contract awarded by GSA.

The impact: Berlas’ work saved agencies and industry time and money by providing a solution that could be used across government.

The nuts and bolts: Berlas simultaneously led 12 companies through the analysis and accreditation process, evaluating 296 security controls and leading to the first-ever shared authorities to operate for three cloud service areas. His work also provided lessons learned and best practices for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which seeks to save agencies time and money by streamlining the security accreditation process for cloud services.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

John Monroe is Senior Events Editor for the 1105 Public Sector Media Group, where he is responsible for overseeing the development of content for print and online content, as well as events. John has more than 20 years of experience covering the information technology field. Most recently he served as Editor-in-Chief of Federal Computer Week. Previously, he served as editor of three sister publications: civic.com, which covered the state and local government IT market, Government Health IT, and Defense Systems.

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