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DoD grants new security approvals to 23 cloud providers

On Monday, the Pentagon made good on its promise to make more use of the government's FedRAMP process, certifying 23 cloud products as secure enough to host DoD low-level data.

Tags: DoD , Technology , DISA , cybersecurity , cloud computing , industry ,

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 05:21am EDT

DHS trying to smooth the integration of cloud, network security programs

The Homeland Security Department and the FedRAMP program management office released a draft crosswalk between the cloud cybersecurity program and the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) initiative. The goal is to make it easier for federal workers to access their network and apps securely through mobile devices.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Trusted Internet Connections , DHS , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 10:00am EDT

FedRAMP launches website, training to clear up confusion

The program that certifies the security of cloud-services providers will launch a namesake website next month in hopes of wooing cautious and confused agencies and vendors.

Tags: Matt Goodrich , cloud computing , cybersecurity , GSA , Emily Kopp

Friday - 02/20/2015, 12:37pm EST

How former Director Maria Roat bought into FedRAMP

Maria Roat, former FedRAMP director and current CTO at Transportation, sat down with the Women of Washington radio show to discuss her work on FedRAMP and the challenges she faced in its implementation.

Tags: Maria Roat , DoT , Navy , Women of Washington , Gigi Schumm , Aileen Black , leadership , management , CTO

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 02:07pm EST

DoD rewrites cloud security rules in move toward risk acceptance

New security guide places more trust in governmentwide FedRAMP program to secure unclassified data in commercial clouds, but retains tougher restrictions for more sensitive information.

Tags: DoD , Technology , DISA , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Mark Orndorff , Dave Mihelcic , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 11:07am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Get rid of data centers and start using cloud computing. It seemed like a simple directive from the White House. But nothing in the federal government is that easy. Confusion over how to incorporate cloud security standards into cloud contracts has reached a breaking point. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is jumping in to clarify the best ways for agencies to use the Federal Risk Authorization and Management (Fed-RAMP) standards in solicitations. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the expected changes to Fed-RAMP in 2015.

Tags: Jason Miller , OFPP , cloud computing , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 11:32am EST
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Confusion over FedRAMP? OFPP to clarify contracting language

Agencies are struggling in how they describe the requirement for cloud services to meet the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program cyber standards. The FedRAMP program management office details programmatic goals for 2015, including new metrics to determine governmentwide uptake of the standards.

Tags: Technology , cloud computing , GSA , cybersecurity , Matt Goodrich , Kathy Conrad , industry , OFPP , Acquisition policy , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 03:55am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Confusion over how to incorporate cloud security standards in procurements has reached a breaking point. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is writing a new policy to give agencies some guidance on how to include the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program, or FedRAMP, standards in solicitations. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the new policy and other expected changes to FedRAMP in 2015.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jason Miller , cloud security ,

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 04:48pm EST
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Matt Goodrich, Acting Director, FEDRAMP

Demand is finally pushing the cloud services cybersecurity program known as FedRAMP to develop standards for high impact systems. The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program will send a draft baseline standard for FISMA high systems around the government for comment in the next month. Matt Goodrich, acting director of the FedRAMP program, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the changes that are coming.

Tags: Matt Goodrich , In Depth , cloud computing , Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 05:03pm EST
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FedRAMP developing a FISMA high baseline in 2015

The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program will send a draft baseline standard for FISMA high systems around the government for comment in the next month. Matt Goodrich, the acting director of the FedRAMP program, said the high-impact baseline would apply only to non-classified technology systems as characterized under the Federal Information Security Management Act.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , Matt Goodrich , GSA , DoD , DHS , Trusted Internet Connections initiative , continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , Joint Authorization Board , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/28/2014, 07:33am EST
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