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FedRAMP names organizations to review vendors' cloud cybersecurity

Vendors wanting to provide cloud services to the government must first receive support from these nine organizations that they are meeting the cloud computing security controls.

Tags: technology , industry , cloud computing , GSA , DHS , DoD , third-party assessment organizations , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 05:22am EDT

FedRAMP almost ready to approve first outside security accreditors

GSA, NIST to name the first batch of outside organizations who will test and validate commercial cloud products against baseline security standards in the FedRAMP cloud security program in May. The Joint Authorization Board also will release guidance to industry on how to implement the security requirements in the coming months. FedRAMP still is months from approving its first set of vendors.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , third party accreditors , cloud computing , NIST , GSA , DoD , DHS , David McClure , David DeVries , Richard Spires , Jared Serbu , AFFIRM , industry , Cybersecurity Update

Monday - 04/16/2012, 05:34am EDT
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Meeting your cloud computing needs

Latisys CEO Peter Stevenson explains how his company can help your agency or business move to the cloud.
April 3, 2012

Tags: technology , Peter Stevenson , Latisys , cloud computing , data centers , data collection , compliance , SAS 70 , SSAE 16 , SOC 2 , SOC 3 , regulations , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , ARMATURE

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 10:28pm EDT
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FedRAMP, Data.gov revamp just part of GSA office's caseload

Dave McClure, the associate administrator in the OCSIT, and Kathy Conrad, the principal deputy associate administrator joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the work the office does and the progress on cloud-computing security standards in particular.

Tags: GSA , OCSIT , Dave McClure , Kathy Conrad , technology , cybersecurity , cloud computing , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 05:38pm EST
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Board created to update FedRAMP security standards

The committee charged with assuring cloud computing services meet federal cyber standards under the FedRAMP program will have seven broad responsibilities.

Tags: cybersecurity , cybersecurity udpate , DoD , DHS , GSA , technology , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 07:48am EST

GSA creating cloud marketplace for federal services

The goal is for agencies to offer on a fee-for-service basis excess cloud capacity. GSA's Dave McClure said financial management, human resources, customer relationship management and geospatial services are some of the possible offerings.

Tags: technology , Dave McClure , GSA , cloud computing , acquisition , contracting , OMB , Email-as-a-service , cybersecurity , SIIA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 04:01pm EST
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FedRAMP eases vendors' path to offer secure cloud services

Under the new concept of operations, the interagency board now is letting vendors submit their cloud services for approval without first having to have a contract. The document details three major areas of how the FedRAMP process will work. The program management office will release two other major documents in the coming months to further detail the cloud security process.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Kathy Conrad , Matt Goodrich , GSA , TechAmerica , third-party assessments , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 05:15am EST
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FedRAMP includes 168 security controls

The Joint Authorization Board releases specific requirements around each of the security controls for FedRAMP for systems needing low and moderate security levels. GSA and IAC will hold an industry day Wednesday.

Tags: technology , GSA , DHS , DoD , cloud computing , cybersecurity , third-party accreditors , NIST , IAC , Jason Miller , Cybersecurity Update

Monday - 01/09/2012, 06:10pm EST

GSA to tighten oversight of conflict-of-interest rules for FedRAMP

Under the cloud security requirements, vendors who want to be third party assessment organizations and cloud service providers must prove they have walled-off the two parts of their company. GSA released details Dec. 8 and held an industry day Dec. 16 for vendors who want to be third-party assessers. GSA expects to release the FedRAMP security controls early in 2012.

Tags: technology , GSA , Dave McClure , Kathy Conrad , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 11:03pm EST
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VanRoekel's 2012 IT goals: Crawl, walk, run

"Crawl before you can walk. Walk before you can run." That's how Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel framed his 2012 priorities in his first speech to government IT contractors in Washington. He said agencies would have to do "more with less," but he wanted to emphasize the "more."

Tags: Steven VanRoekel , technology , IT , acquisition , acquisition policy , industry , cloud computing , cybersecurity , ACT-IAC , Emily Kopp

Friday - 12/16/2011, 06:57pm EST
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