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Meet the Team

The FedRAMP® Program Management Office

Brian Conrad

Acting FedRAMP Director and Program Manager for Cybersecurity

John Hamilton

Program Manager of Security Operations

Ryan Hoesing

Customer Success Manager

Program Management Office (PMO) Goals

  • Grow the use of secure cloud technologies in use by government agencies
  • Enhance the framework by which the government secures and authorizes cloud technologies
  • Build and foster strong partnerships with FedRAMP stakeholders

John Hamilton

John Hamilton is Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program’s (FedRAMP) Program Manager of Security Operations. In this role, he works to ensure effective day-to-day operations of the FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO)’s Readiness Assessment Review (RAR) process, public-facing website, customer mailbox, and secure repository. He also coordinates with FedRAMP’s Joint Authorization Board (JAB) and independent assessor accreditation body (A2LA) to ensure provisionally authorized Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and Third Party Assessment Organizations (3PAOs) meet FedRAMP performance standards and guidelines.

John previously worked for Accenture Federal Services and Booz Allen Hamilton where he served as a trusted cybersecurity advisor for the federal government. He provided leadership, strategy, and information assurance expertise to multiple federal agencies to obtain, maintain, and enhance compliance with mandated IT policies. His extensive experience in working to improve program efficiencies and understanding of systems engineering design approaches facilitated the enterprise-wide implementation of the Department of Labor’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and the Department of Defense’s secure mobility strategy.

Ryan Hoesing

Ryan Hoesing joined the team in December 2016 after serving in an executive administrative role for senior leadership at the General Services Administration (GSA). Ryan leads the team that helps manage customer engagement between agencies and Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). Ryan is in charge of making sure that authorization timelines are met through Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program’s (FedRAMP)’s ever-changing kanban boards. In doing so, Ryan helps the FedRAMP Agency Authorization team push the adoption of secure cloud technologies across the federal government.

In previous roles, Ryan has demonstrated proven leadership skills in strategy and business development that he now uses in his current role with the FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO). Ryan joined GSA in 2014 after serving as a business economic development advisor in the U.S. Peace Corps from 2012-2014. Ryan has taken classes in front-end web development that have helped fuel his interest in Internet of Things and cloud security.

Ryan holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is an avid Nebraska football fan. In 2019, Ryan completed his M.S. in Cybersecurity Management and Policy. Ryan also serves as a Contract Officer’s Representative (COR III) on all FedRAMP contracts.

Brian Conrad

Brian Conrad joined the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) team within the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in December 2018, bringing with him a wealth of technical knowledge and leadership experience.

Brian acquired his foundational leadership, technical, and project management skills while serving in the United States Marine Corps. Upon his transition from active duty, Brian joined Booz Allen Hamilton where he spent over seven years leveraging and growing his IT, cybersecurity, and project management skills supporting various clients across the Department of Defense (DOD), including the U.S. Marine Corps, United States Navy, and the Chief Information Officer for the DOD. During this time, Brian became recognized as a cloud computing/cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert within the federal government.

At GSA, Brian continues his service as the Acting FedRAMP Director since January 2021. In addition to his role as Acting Director, he leads multiple efforts associated with Joint Authorization Board (JAB) assessment and authorization activities that facilitate the authorization and adoption of commercial cloud services across the federal government.

Brian’s education includes a Senior Executive Fellowship at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, an M.S. in Information Technology Management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and a B.A. in History with a minor in Economics from the University of Memphis.