2. Get organizational buy-in and commitment
Executive Leadership and buy-in is important. Keep in mind that pursuing a FedRAMP Authorization requires potential support from technical teams such as system/database administrators, developers, and architects. The FedRAMP Authorization process runs smoothest when these three best practices are followed: a) your executive leadership agrees on the value of pursuing an authorization and provides the necessary directive and investment, b) your team is comprised of staff who are familiar with other forms of IT audits (e.g., SOC, PCI, ISO, etc.), and c) you have support from your organization’s technical teams to meet the federal security requirements as early as possible in the process.