FedRAMP to approve 3rd party accreditors

The first outside firms who will make sure cloud computing providers meet federal security guidelines under the new FedRAMP program will be announced by the end of May. The General Services Administration and the National Institutes of Standards of Technology have been sorting through applications for months. The third parties are an instrumental part of FedRAMP, and they'll be subject to conflict of interest rules designed to make sure accreditors aren't also providing cloud computing services to the federal government.