Matt Goodrich, the FedRAMP program office director, said the cloud cybersecurity effort is gaining interest, and JAB is looking to take advantage of that attention through an improved authorization process.
DoD approved IBM to be its second Level 5 security cloud provider just as FedRAMP is finalizing its high baseline standard.
Agencies have more choices than ever to buy secure cloud computing services. The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP) is finding its footing in providing access to authorized vendors to provide cloud services. The General Services Administration's Matt Goodrich is the director of the FedRAMP cybersecurity program for cloud services. He tells executive editor Jason Miller on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the progress FedRAMP has made since the summer.
The Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) received specific funding for the first year and is conducting pilots try to improve the approval process of cloud service providers.
There is a growing interest on Capitol Hill to codify some aspects of cloud computing, including the security authorization program known as FedRAMP.
Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP director at the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at GSA, wants to hear what's working and what's not as more agencies move to the cloud.
At least 38 cloud service providers are now compliant with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program -- up 41 percent over the past six months. And initial estimates show at least 700 cloud systems meet FedRAMP standards. But the General Services Administration knows there's a gap between what agencies and vendors report and what they're actually using. Matt Goodrich is FedRAMP director at the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at GSA. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that he wants to hear what's working -- and what's not -- as more agencies move to the cloud.
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.
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.
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.
Executive Editor Jason Miller looks at the news and information you may have missed or that slipped through the cracks at conferences, hearings and the like.
DoD CIO Teri Takai clarifies the Pentagon plans to use the FedRAMP baseline. DHS and GSA are working together to ensure the continuous diagnostics and monitoring program and FedRAMP are aligned. But questions remain around how other cyber initiatives fit into the cloud security program.