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Waiting on FedRAMP for cloud brokers? Don’t hold your breath

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  • Fiercegovernmentit
  • 3 years ago

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. – Despite the General Services Administration’s efforts to provide agencies with tools that support the acquisition of cloud computing technologies, there’s a growing demand for neutral facilitators, or “cloud brokers,” to walk agencies through the selection of a cloud vendor.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, has played a critical role in accelerating the authorization of cloud computing services across the federal government. Some have suggested a similar program – a FedRAMP for cloud brokers – would be helpful for agencies seeking to strike up a relationship with a cloud middleman, but an official with GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service says it’s probably not feasible.

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