FedRAMP Seeing More Authorization Reuses During COVID

November 24, 2020

Federal agencies are leveraging past work on authorizations to operate (ATO) to bring in more cloud tools covered by the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Brian Conrad, FedRAMP Cybersecurity Program Manager.

Speaking on November 20 at GovernmentCIO Media’s Cloud Summit event, Conrad noted that the variety of FedRAMP-approved services gave agencies a lot of options to use during the government’s large-scale move to telework this year.

“We keep track of the number of authorized cloud services that are reused across the government, and as you can imagine, this year that number skyrocketed,” he said. “Through FedRAMP, we enable the Federal government to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing by creating those transparent security standards,” he added.

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