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3PAO Proficiency Testing Activity Takes Effect in Phased Approach

FedRAMP and A2LA, in partnership with the Baltimore Cyber Range (BCR), is implementing a three-phased approach for FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organizations (3PAOs) to pass the BCR Cybersecurity Technical Proficiency Activity. It’s the responsibility of each FedRAMP 3PAO to ensure assessors participate in the testing activity and provide a Technical Proficiency Activity Participation Plan to A2LA ( and the FedRAMP...

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FedRAMP Updates 3PAO Requirements

Third Party Assessment Organizations (3PAOs) play a critical role within the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). Their independent assessments serve as the basis for which the federal government can make authorization decisions regarding Cloud Service Offerings (CSOs). Ensuring 3PAO competency is essential to the program. FedRAMP, in partnership with the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), updated the...

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FedRAMP Connect Business Cases Due November 9th

With the due date for FedRAMP Connect Business Cases quickly approaching on November 9th, we want to remind CSPs of the resources available to help you through the JAB prioritization process. As you may remember, FedRAMP Connect is part of the first step in pursuing a Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB). The FedRAMP PMO...

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Find Resources Easier with New Updates to

The FedRAMP PMO is excited to share some new updates to the website. In response to customer feedback and website analytics, we’ve updated the side bars on the Partners We Serve pages to include “action boxes” that bring visitors to specific resource pages. These new pages provide information about the FedRAMP related action and consolidates all the relevant resources in...

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Profiles in Cybersecurity - Steve Hunt, NASA

In June 2018, FedRAMP launched the inaugural FedRAMP 5 Awards, recognizing the members of the FedRAMP community that have contributed to the program’s success over the years. To honor their contributions, FedRAMP is spotlighting some of the winners for their impact on the program. Steve Hunt, IT Governance Lead of NASA’s Enterprise Managed Cloud Computing office, has championed FedRAMP since...

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