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DocuSign gets FedRAMP nod

Signing and approving documents often involves manual processes, paper copies, email attachments or faxes; e-signature tools are designed to make the process secure and efficient by automating and digitizing paper-based workflows that require signatures. DocuSign's cloud-based service now offers agencies a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program-approved e-signature solution.

DocuSign announced on Aug. 15 that it has received FedRAMP authorization for its DocuSign Federal software-as-a-service application at the moderate impact level. Besides secure cloud-based access to e-signature and document transaction management, Docusign Federal supports authentication through Common Access Cards and Personal Identity Verification smart cards.

The Federal Communications Commission sponsored DocuSign for its authorization to operate.  The U.S. Postal Service and Department of Energy also will be using the company's FedRAMP-approved services, and several agencies use on-premises or cloud-based versions of the DocuSign's products.

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Before joining GCN, Friedman was a reporter for Gambling Compliance, where she covered state issues related to casinos, lotteries and fantasy sports. She has also written for Communications Daily and Washington Internet Daily on state telecom and cloud computing. Friedman is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she studied journalism, politics and international communications.

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