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FedRAMP upgrades its marketplace dashboard

FedRAMP upgrades its marketplace dashboard

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program upgraded its marketplace dashboard to make it easier for agencies to find more information about cloud service providers and third-party assessment organizations (3PAOs).

FedRAMP Marketplace was developed three years ago, and as activity in the marketplace has increased, the General Services Administration added categories such as FedRAMP Ready, In-Process and Authorized – but the site still wasn’t easy enough to navigate. The marketplace needed an easy-to-use interface and user-centric design, according to a blog post by FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich.

The Marketplace now offers a search box with filters so users can easily find what they’re looking for. They can see products, agencies or assessors and sort data by vendor name, agency or the number of authorizations.

The dashboard also compares information, like the number of CSPs authorized by one agency versus another. The marketplace will even predict when a provider is expected to reach authorization, which can be helpful for agencies looking to use a service already being processed by another agency.

Additionally, the program office included more details about the services offered by CSPs and 3PAOs, with the ability to download marketplace data in CSV format to be used offline.

The dashboard was built with the help of True Tandem LLC in eight weeks, using weekly sprints and user testing. The vendor, a technology and management consulting firm, was chosen by FedRAMP and 18F through the Agile Blanket Purchase Agreement process, which allows vendors to compete for software acquisition contracts.

Posted by Amanda Ziadeh on Aug 22, 2016 at 1:47 PM


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