“Agency reuse of cloud products authorized by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) continues to increase, with the program management office (PMO) automating parts of the process in fiscal 2021.
Reuse of security authorization packages is up 85% compared to pre-pandemic levels, and agency demand for cloud products grew 60% in the first half of fiscal 2021 compared to the first half of fiscal 2020.
Increases in reuse and demand coincide with the FedRAMP PMO’s work with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to standardize authorization packages and automate their review with the Open Security Controls Assessment Language (OSCAL)…”
“Another area the FedRAMP PMO wants to automate is continuous monitoring, having developed a web services application programming interface (API) specification allowing CSPs already using OSCAL to push and pull data to and from a secure repository — eliminating manual processes…” Read the full article here.
Source: Agency reuse of FedRAMP-approved cloud products climbs with automation – By Dave Nyczepir, July 20, 2021. FedScoop.