2016 Fed 100
Federal 100: Michael Carter
Name: Michael Carter
Title: Vice President
Governance, Risk and Compliance
Company: Veris Group
FedRAMP facilitator. As "cloud first" evolved from a federal aspiration to an actual practice, 2015 saw a surge of cloud service providers seeking authorization under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. Each one required a third-party assessment organization, and Carter's team guided more of them through the process than any other 3PAO. A former government IT specialist himself, Carter has worked on FedRAMP since the program's beginning, collaborates closely with the General Services Administration on possible improvements and has established himself as a key resource for the government's cloud security community.
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