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March 2015 Newsletter

New FedRAMP Website!

After months of research, development, and design, the revamped FedRAMP website is ready to launch. The new focuses on creating a user experience that enables users to gain  a deeper understanding of FedRAMP.

The desire to create a great user experience, combined with  feedback gathered from customer interviews, drove the redesign of FedRAMP’s website. The new provides an easily navigable site that helps visitors:

  • Understand FedRAMP and its strategic direction
  • Quickly find current templates and key documents
  • Access on demand educational opportunities and information on FedRAMP events

Take some time to familiarize yourself with the redesigned FedRAMP website, its new layout, and features. Remember, the website will be continuously updated. The Project Management Office encourages everyone to check the site regularly and contribute feedback by emailing

On-Demand Training Now Available In addition to unveiling the website, FedRAMP is launching a training program aimed at educating our stakeholders on the FedRAMP program. The e-learning training provides users with an understanding of the program and the level of effort required to comply with FedRAMP requirements. A course listing is available on the website under the “Resources” tab. FedRAMP currently offers an on-demand introductory course about the process. The aim is for users to take advantage of the  training course to increase their knowledge and understanding of FedRAMP and the program’s requirements for authorizing cloud computing solutions for the Federal Government. Announcing FedRAMP’s New Twitter Handle Twitter_logo_blueThe FedRAMP PMO has updated its official Twitter handle to @FedRAMP. Twitter is today’s conversation tool, so be sure to get involved with FedRAMP’s twitter and stay current with news, events and program information. To make sure you are kept up to date with the latest on FedRAMP please follow us by clicking here! Make sure to follow the FedRAMP Director, Matt Goodrich, at @MrFedRAMP as well!

REV 4 Test Case Released

FedRAMP released the test cases based on the NIST Special Publication 800-53A, Rev4 Transition Guide, Assessing Security and Privacy Controls in Federal Information Systems and Organizations: Building Effective Assessment Plans and incorporating FedRAMP requirements.

The workbook provides a standard risk and controls template for assessing baseline controls and helps to drive consistency in the annual assessment testing performed by Third Party Assessor Organizations (3PAOs). 3PAOs use this workbook to test selected baseline controls per required test procedures and document any control deficiencies and findings.


In November 2014, the FedRAMP PMO updated the program’s logo as well as the use standards for all FedRAMP graphics. The new logo should be used in conjunction with all qualified documents or services. The FedRAMP PMO actively monitors the use of the FedRAMP logo and those found in violation of using the mark will be contacted by the office. Improper use includes using an out-of-date, graphically edited, or unapproved logo. Consult the FedRAMP Branding Guidance to make sure you are properly using the FedRAMP symbol. If you have questions regarding FedRAMP logo use, please contact the FedRAMP PMO at

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