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The governance of FedRAMP is comprised of different executive branch entities that work in a collaborative manner to develop, manage, and operate the program. The governing bodies of FedRAMP include:

  • Joint Authorization Board (JAB): The primary governance and decision-making body for FedRAMP are the Chief Information Officers (CIOs) from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), General Services Administration (GSA), and Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB): The governing body that issued the FedRAMP policy memo which defines the key requirements and capabilities of the program
  • CIO Council: Disseminates FedRAMP information to Federal CIOs and other representatives through cross-agency communications and events
  • FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO): Established within GSA and responsible for the development of the FedRAMP program including the management of day to day operations
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Manages the FedRAMP continuous monitoring strategy including data feed criteria, reporting structure, threat notification coordination, and incident response
  • National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST): Advises FedRAMP on FISMA compliance requirements and assists in developing the standards for the accreditation of independent 3PAOs

To learn more about the governance structure of FedRAMP, please review the FedRAMP Policy Memo and the Security Assessment Framework.