After a spate of tests and evaluations, the Joint Authorization Board certified Autonomic Resources, a small business based in North Carolina, to offer cloud services governmentwide.
But the company wasn’t the only one facing a big test. Dave McClure, the associate administrator in the General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, said the FedRAMP review process was also a proving ground for GSA.
“I think it’s a big deal because we’ve working on trying to set up a successful process to evaluate cloud security and the process has produced the first company through it,” McClure said in an interview on In Depth with Francis Rose. “That means that our operating model has been tested and that we’re capable of delivering a security assessment against a standard baseline set of controls for cloud computing.”