Accelerating FedRAMP ATO on AWS – Tips From The Trenches

FedRAMP Is a Government-wide Program for Authorizing Cloud Services that was established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and managed by GSA. The FedRAMP program is intended to provide a standardized approach to securing systems, assessing security controls, and continuously monitoring cloud services used by federal agencies. The FedRAMP program allows commercial organizations to streamline the compliance and certification process by “certify once, use many times” across agencies. While the program has had its challenges and there continue to be adoption issues, FedRAMP certification is gaining traction and is rapidly a “must-have”. US Government & Defense Agencies are modernizing using FedRAMP accredited cloud services.