[ISN] FedRAMP Cloud Security Approval: Look Who Applied

http://www.informationweek.com/government/cloud-computing/fedramp-cloud-security-approval-look-who-applied/d/d-id/1114101 By Wyatt Kash InformationWeek Government March 4, 2014 FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program), the program that helps agencies migrate to the cloud securely, is making public the names of cloud service providers that are in the process of obtaining the government’s security certification. The information appears in a new FedRAMP resource section on the Federal CIO Council’s cloud.cio.gov site. FedRAMP.gov visitors were redirected to the site beginning last week. The new site provides a range of materials that agencies and cloud providers need to meet FedRAMP requirements. The new FedRAMP site identifies, among other information, 10 previously undisclosed ”cloud systems in process” seeking FedRAMP certification for new or additional cloud infrastructure, platform, and software services. The site provides details on the services under review from CenturyLink Technology Solutions, Clear Government Solutions (CGS), Economic Systems, Fiberlink (a unit of IBM), Hewlett-Packard, Layered Tech Government Solutions, Microsoft, Oracle, SecureKey Technologies, and Virtustream. CA Technologies also is reportedly seeking FedRAMP certification. FedRAMP has already certified 14 cloud services from 12 providers, including an Oracle PaaS offering approved on Feb. 24. […]