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OMB Seeks to Scale FedRAMP to Increase Authorized Cloud Offerings

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OMB Seeks to Scale FedRAMP to Increase Authorized Cloud Offerings

The Office of Management and Budget is planning to expand the scope of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to provide agencies with more cloud-based services for accelerating their operations. 

In a draft guidance outlining the planned changes to FedRAMP, the OMB noted the need for agencies to work together in evaluating cloud offerings to speed up the issuance of FedRAMP authorizations and increase the number of products and services available to them. The OMB also recommended that multiple agencies use a single authorization.

The agency is seeking comments on the draft guidance. Submissions will be accepted until Nov. 27, the White House said.

According to Clare Martorana, federal chief information officer, the OMB is soliciting input from government and industry players on their FedRAMP process experience to inform how the agency could improve the program.

FedRAMP was launched in 2011 to enable the adoption of cloud products in a secure manner and eliminate the need for each agency to perform its own evaluation of cloud offerings. The OMB said the changes aim to address the latest cloud challenges, including the evolving security landscape and the increasing diversity of cloud services.

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