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FedRAMP | Federal Assessments

By: Marci Womack
November 10th, 2023

On October 27, 2023, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a draft memorandum titled Modernizing the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). Savvy readers may have noticed the parallelism of the 2011 and 2023 FedRAMP memorandums to those for FISMA in 2002 and FISMA 2014—for FISMA, the latter memo focused on "Modernization" in comparison with the former one regarding "Management."

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FedRAMP | Federal Assessments

By: Andy Rogers
October 3rd, 2023

To become FedRAMP authorized, you must pass the initial, rigorous FedRAMP assessment. But in the following years, you’ll also need to complete Annual Assessments performed by a third-party assessment organization (3PAO) if you’re interested in maintaining that compliance.

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FedRAMP

By: Nate Waddell
June 5th, 2023

Given its standardized approach to assessing, authorizing, and continuously monitoring cloud services used by federal agencies, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) has been a critical component of the U.S. government's cloud security strategy since its inception in 2011.

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FedRAMP | Federal Assessments

By: Charles Turnbow
March 9th, 2023

If you’ve ever signed up for a race, you may have had a few options to choose from. Sometimes, there’s a 15k, a 10k, an 8k, and, of course, a 5k, which is generally the starting standard for amateur runners and/or walkers. Each option has a certain degree of difficulty, and all of them require intentional steps for completing the race successfully.

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FedRAMP | Federal Assessments

By: Andy Rogers
January 12th, 2023

Ever watched Jeopardy? Even if you haven’t, you’re likely familiar with the iconic theme music that plays every time contestants deliberate over their answers—it’s such an iconic tune that it’s become synonymous with waiting for a conclusion that takes quite a while.

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FedRAMP | Federal Assessments

By: STEPHEN HALBROOK
December 7th, 2022

You’ve heard of the Bermuda Triangle, right? It’s that mysterious region in North Atlantic Ocean where it’s said that more than 50 ships and 20 airplanes have disappeared without a trace. Fascinating and discomforting as that may be, the real trouble with the Triangle is that its boundaries are only loosely defined, which no doubt leads to uncertain pilots steering into a bad situation.

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FedRAMP | Federal Assessments

By: Andy Rogers
November 29th, 2022

Ever watched a personal trainer conduct a workout on social media? Throwing up weights like they’re nothing or repping for what seems like hours before a water break—they make it look so easy. So much so that many people watching leap up to join them, only to realize that, no it’s not that easy, and these trainers operate at the level they do thanks to their dedication and massive, invested effort.

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FedRAMP | Federal Assessments | ISO Certifications

By: JORDAN HICKS
September 28th, 2022

Ever seen those jugglers that manage to balance multiple spinning plates at the same time? As impressive as it is, you figure you’d be happy to spin just the one plate successfully. For cloud service providers (CSPs), you have lots of different proverbial compliance “plates” to choose to channel your effort into—the trick is knowing the differences and which is best for you.

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