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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 , FedRAMP , Cybersecurity , Matt Goodrich , Industry , OFPP , Acquisition policy , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 03:55am EST

Kathy Conrad, acting Associate Administrator, GSA OCSIT

Customer service initiatives are popping up all across government. Many them are based in customer service work the General Services Administration does in the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies. Kathy Conrad is acting Associate Administrator at GSA's OCSIT, and was at the Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how she'll take home lessons learned and put them to work at her agency.

Tags: GSA OCSIT , GSA , In Depth

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 05:43pm EDT

First set of cloud providers to get cyber approval by Dec. 31

FedRAMP is reviewing six applications from vendors and plans on awarding at least three with the authority to operate by the end of the year. GSA's Kathy Conrad said a survey identified more than 80 opportunities for cloud services. GSA to hold FedRAMP webinar tomorrow.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity , Industry , GSA , FedRAMP , Cloud computing , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , Jaosn Miller

Tuesday - 11/06/2012, 07:24pm EST

Advising the OCSIT Associate Administrator

Ms. Conrad is the primary advisor to the OCSIT Associate Administrator on citizen services/engagement and innovative technology programs and strategic direction

Tags: Business of Government Hour , management ,

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 01:33pm EDT

In Depth interviews - September 13

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Lauren Thompson , Barry Pavel , Richard Painter

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 04:38pm EDT

FedRAMP, 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 , technology , Cybersecurity , Cloud computing , FedRAMP , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 05:38pm EST

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 , FedRAMP , Cloud computing , Cybersecurity , Matt Goodrich , GSA , TechAmerica , third-party assessments , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 05:15am 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 , Cloud computing , Cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 11:03pm EST

Agencies gravitate to low-cost contests as celebrates its first birthday

In its first year, the website let agencies add public contests as a low-cost way to find innovative solutions to their problems. Officials at the General Services Administration, which runs the site, say challenges offer a lower-cost alternative to procurement or grants and speak to a different audience. GSA would like to see challenges standardized across the government in the coming year but worry that the site may lose funding.

Tags: management , David McClure , e-government , robynn sturm-steffen , GSA , , technology , innovation , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:38am EDT
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