IT Modernization

FedRAMP launches streamlined approvals for low-impact services

FedRAMP Tailored aims to get applications to agencies in as little as four weeks and reduce the burden on cloud providers.

IT Modernization

FedRAMP trimming approval time, officials say

The time for cloud services to clear the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program has been significantly accelerated.

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As FedRAMP gains speed, true sharing still lags

New study finds that most authorized cloud services are used by just one or two agencies, but "the scope is widening."

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Securing the government cloud

FedRAMP is a good first step, argues one security expert, but in the end, the customer is responsible for taking steps to prevent, detect and respond to cyber adversaries.

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NGA wants 24-hour cloud ATOs

One spy agency is looking to "fast architecture churn" to confound would-be cyber attackers.

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NASA's shadow IT problem

In a follow-up review of the space agency's cloud IT, NASA's IG said there are still problems with FedRAMP authorizations.

Digital Government

Cloud.gov clears FedRAMP

The General Services Administration-run Cloud.gov platform is ready for federal agencies to host online applications.

IT Modernization

Microsoft cloud gets Pentagon's top security rating

Microsoft's Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings have earned a provisional authority to operate certification at Level 5, the highest security level for unclassified information.

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Three AWS services get FedRAMP High approval

Joint Authorization Board issues provisional ATOs for database, logging and API tools in Amazon's GovCloud.

Digital Government

Connolly: Choppy waters ahead for civilian agency IT

FedRAMP, 18F and the federal workforce as a whole face uncertain futures in the next administration, according to Rep. Gerry Connolly.

IT Modernization

GAO to probe FedRAMP

GAO auditors will take a comprehensive look at the government's cloud security program by talking to agencies and commercial providers.

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Think FedRAMP is a bottleneck? Think again.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program deserves praise, not criticism, and here are four reasons why.

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Census awards $430M contract to support 2020 count

GDIT will provide contact-center systems and operations support with a FedRAMP-compliant, cloud-based platform.

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5 myths of managed services

Federal IT leaders who are reluctant to rely on managed services providers are missing out on one of the best investments they can make.

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Why contract language matters with cloud

GSA's FedRAMP is a good starting point for cloud security, but experts say agencies must fine-tune their arrangements with vendors by using service-level agreements.

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Cloud approval can cost over $2 million

Cost estimates for FedRAMP authorization aren't simple to calculate, but on average it runs about $2.25 million, according to GSA.

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Cloud security: Learning to trust the facts

The cloud can often exceed the security of an on-premises or legacy data center. Here's why.

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FedRAMP Ready or FedRAMP Irrelevant?

Despite GSA’s efforts to accelerate the FedRAMP approval process, the lack of agency reciprocity puts the program’s central goals at risk.

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5 tips for CSPs looking to leverage FedRAMP Accelerated

Paying attention to these often overlooked capabilities can help cloud service providers speed through GSA's new review process.

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FedRAMP rolls out high security baseline

Cloud service providers now have a new high-level security model to offer federal agencies.

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