Facilitating The Federal Transition To The Cloud

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 1:46 PM EST) -- The U.S. General Services Administration has released the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) concept of operations (CONOPS),[1] which outlines the procedures cloud service providers must follow to obtain provisional authority to operate cloud solutions for federal agencies.

The CONOPS contains the first detailed description of the specific processes cloud service providers, the FedRAMP Project Management Office and FedRAMP-accredited third-party assessment organizations will follow under FedRAMP’s government-wide authorization regime, and is intended to provide the relevant stakeholders — as well as any outside organizations seeking...
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