The ability to embrace cloud computing capabilities for Federal Departments and Agencies brings advantages and opportunities for increased efficiencies, cost savings and green computing technologies. However, cloud computing also brings new security risks that must be met to allow Departments and Agencies to be good stewards of government data.
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, has been established to provide a standard approach to Assessing and Authorizing (A&A) cloud computing services and products.
FedRAMP allows joint authorizations and continuous security monitoring services for Government and Commercial cloud computing systems intended for multi-agency use. Joint authorization of cloud providers results in a common security risk model that can be leveraged across the Federal Government.
Brixtel is working with leading industry Cloud Computing providers to assist in meeting the new Federal Requirements.