“Agencies continue to lose out on potential savings because the federal process for authorizing and continuously monitoring the security of cloud services remains lengthy, costly and inconsistent, according to the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.”
“The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) made “significant improvements” since it began in 2011, but more reforms are needed, ITIF says in a new report. Among the suggestions are the wider use of liaisons who find ways for agencies to save money on cloud services and the broader use of pilot programs that test ideas for overhauling FedRAMP.”
“Currently, the Joint Authorization Board reviews about three cloud service providers a quarter and agencies take an average of six to 12 months to issue…” Read the full article here.
Source: FedRAMP agency liaisons and pilots are key to streamlining program, ITIF report says – By Dave Nyczepir, June 17, 2020. FedScoop.