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Byline: Brian Chidester
Agility. Speed. Flexibility. Efficiency. These are not words normally associated with government by most people. In defense of governments, though, they have huge challenges in providing services on the enormous scale at which they function. And the US federal government operates some of the largest organizations in the world. Now, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is giving those government operations agility, speed, flexibility and efficiency and creating the framework for future successes.
FedRAMP is a set of data security guidelines established in 2011 with a direct focus on cloud-based products and services. It was created by the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) with representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Defense (DoD).