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FedRAMP OnRAMP eases cloud compliance

Mar. 3, 2014 - 06:00AM   |  
By MICHAEL HARDY   |   Comments
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Secure cloud (-Dant- / Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The General Services Administration and MeriTalk are teaming to create the FedRAMP OnRAMP, an online portal intended to speed the government’s move to cloud computing. According to Meritalk, the portal gives government agencies “360-degree visibility” into their current cloud offerings and information about new cloud services that will be certified in the near future.

“There has been a lot of talk about the value of cloud in the government,” said Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., who serves as ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Government Operations. “FedRAMP OnRAMP provides tangible metrics and critical insight on a program that is critical to accelerating the modernization of government through the adoption of cloud computing. I commend GSA on the progress it has made so far in implementing FedRAMP and look forward to seeing the resulting savings grow over time.”

FedRAMP, which stands for Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, is a program GSA launched to ensure that cloud solutions the government uses meet certain minimum levels of security. By June, agencies are expected to ensure that all of their cloud solutions are FedRAMP certified.

Access FedRAMP OnRAMp at www.meritalk.com.

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