a central point for collection of information as it relates to cloud computing in the government
November 7, 2010 at 3:24 pm #114323
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program or FedRAMP has been established to provide a standard approach to Assessing and Authorizing (A&A) cloud computing services and products. FedRAMP allows joint authorizations and continuous security monitoring services for Government and Commercial cloud computing systems intended for multi-agency use. Joint authorization of cloud providers results in a common security risk model that can be leveraged across the Federal Government. The use of this common security risk model provides a consistent baseline for Cloud based technologies. This common baseline ensures that the benefits of cloud-based technologies are effectively integrated across the various cloud computing solutions currently proposed within the government. The risk model will also enable the government to "approve once, and use often" by ensuring multiple agencies gain the benefit and insight of the FedRAMP's Authorization and access to service provider’s authorization packages.
FedRAMP Q&A Sessions
GSA will be holding Q&A sessions for Industry and Government during the week of November 15. In order to register and see specific times, please click here.
To Submit FedRAMP Comments
GSA in coordination with the CIO Council have posted the Proposed Security Assessment and Authorization for U.S. Government Cloud Computing for government and industry comment, as well as the reference documents referred to in the main document. Proposed Security Assessment and Authorization for U.S. Government Cloud Computing Download the Full Document Download the document by section:
To comment on the documentation, click here. Comments on the documents can be submitted using the FedRAMP online comment form through 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Thursday, December 2, 2010. Comments can be made either anonymously or by providing contact information, if attribution or follow up is requested. At the conclusion of the comment period, a joint tiger team of representatives from across government will review the comments for inclusion and update in the final documents. The first phase of FedRAMP is expected to be operational first quarter CY2011.
November 7, 2010 at 4:26 pm #114334
A tangential thought but I wish GovLoop had some type of Favorites feature so you could bookmark useful posts like these for future reference. Like Google Reader allows you to "star" items you want to keep for later study.
November 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm #114332
I’m grumpy, confused and scared. Classic signs of shock. I can only describe what I’m feeling by virtue of an analog…
There’s a scene in the movie Jaws where Chief Brody, chumming with fish guts to attract and kill the giant shark from the back of the boat called “The Orca,” meets said fish for the first time. Terrified by it’s menacing size, he informs [Captain] Quint “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
I felt like that today as I read through the recently released draft of the long-anticipated FedRAMP documents. I saw the menace briefly surface, grin at me, and silently slip back into the deep. Sadly, channeling Brody, I whispered to myself “…we’re gonna need something much sturdier to land this fish we call cloud.”
I’m not going to make any friends with this blog.
November 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm #114330
Do it all the time with FireFox: have a "folder" called Govloop, which is divided into 6 subfolders which currently holds ~40 links to Govloop postings
November 8, 2010 at 3:03 pm #114328
Yes and I bookmark too. I've just been spoiled by Google Reader's star system and was looking for a one-click solution.
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