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Technology Transformation Initiative Powered by GSA and MeriTalk

With new leadership and initiatives, GSA’s focused on accelerating government technology innovation and cloud transformation.  But to get there we need open, interactive public-private communication and collaboration.  GSA’s CIO, David Shive is the new Commissioner for GSA’s Technology Transformation Service (TTS) — which means he’s responsible for FedRAMP and 18F.

MeriTalk and GSA are working together to connect the new TTS leadership with industry and government to enhance collaboration on key issues – FedRAMP and 18F.

MeriTalk and GSA will hold a GSA Forum on FedRAMP and TTS/18F on September 13th at the Newseum in Washington D.C.  where David and his GSA colleagues will talk about the future for FedRAMP and TTS.  Get the discussion started now by joining in on the online conversation — we’ll consider your input to help shape the agenda for September 13th.  We’re all ears.


GAO Official Urges OMB for Standardized Definition to Track FedRAMP Costs

Jennifer Franks, director of information technology and cybersecurity at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), is calling on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop a standardized definition of what the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) costs and how government agencies should evaluate costs when moving their services into the cloud.


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StackArmor Teams With Red Hat to Accelerate ROSA FedRAMP ATO

stackArmor announced today that the company is working with Red Hat to accelerate the FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO) project for Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA). 


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Senate Panel Advances Bill to Codify FedRAMP

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted today to advance the Federal Secure Cloud Improvement and Jobs Act of 2021, sending the bill to the full Senate for consideration.


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Senators, Industry Discuss FedRAMP Bill, Security Issues

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a roundtable discussion on Nov. 30 with Federal officials and industry experts about proposed reforms to the General Service Administration’s (GSA) Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).


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Online portal dedicated to FedRAMP transparency and accelerating the government’s cloud migration. This resource empowers agencies to track your vendors of choice through their certification.

Non-profit, non-partisan coalition of technology companies and industry groups focused on educating lawmakers and the public about cloud computing, as well as other information technology issues.

Provides industry perspective in order to support, inform, and accelerate FedRAMP and broader cloud adoption across government.

MeriTalk - Cloud Computing Exchange

Platform dedicated to supporting public-private dialogue and collaboration. The Cloud Computing Exchange brings together Federal leaders, project managers, industry, and other government IT community stakeholders for public-private collaboration and best-practice exchange.

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