FedRAMP closer to rollout with GSA's release of third-party assessors

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, the governmentwide standardized approach to cloud services and security, is one step closer to rollout, reports Camille Tuutti in Federal Computer Week.

The General Services Administration on May 14 released a list of accredited third-party assessment organizations -- or 3PAOs for short -- that will do initial assessments and test the controls of cloud service providers per FedRAMP requirements, and provide evidence of compliance. The 3PAOs will also have an ongoing part in ensuring cloud service providers meet requirements.

The nine organizations consist of eight from private industry and one from government:

  • COACT Inc.
  • Department of Transportation Enterprise Service Center.
  • Dynamics Research Corp.
  • JD Biggs and Associates Inc.
  • Knowledge Consulting Group Inc.
  • Logyx LLC
  • Lunarline Inc.
  • SRA International Inc.
  • Veris Group LLC

To read Tuutti’s full report click here

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