Why should I care about FedRAMP?
Does FedRAMP impact my organization? Hurry up and get on the FedRAMP train!
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the federal government by providing a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.
If you’re interested in offering your Cloud solutions to any Executive Agency, FedRAMP is mandatory. So it’s worth learning why your organization may want to consider joining the FedRAMP Marketplace.
- Reaching new markets – If you have solutions that the Federal Government needs, now is the time to explore FedRAMP. Costs have been a major barrier to entry for companies, but that has gone down significantly as the program has matured and competition across the 3PAO space has increased.
- Momentum continues to grow – The current administration’s renewed interested in combatting ransomware attacks and breaches prompted them to put out an Execute Order on Cybersecurity in May. This means that federal agencies are being further instructed to comply with FedRAMP standards so companies that plan to continue to work with federal agencies should monitor new policies and laws.
- Reusability – “Do once, use many times” has been the motto for the FedRAMP program which provides significant advantages for CSPs that want to sell their solutions to more than one agency. And this can apply to other markets now that the StateRAMP program was created, which offers CSPs reciprocity with their FedRAMP-authorized solutions with membership and updates to your documentation.
Overall, if you’re just starting to expand into federal, state, and local markets or wish to maintain a presence, FedRAMP and its related security controls will impact government contracting for some time. Reach out to EIT if you want to know how it will impact your business.
About Emagine IT
Emagine IT, inc. (EIT) is an information technology services and consulting company based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. EIT provides IT modernization, cybersecurity, and full lifecycle IT services to the public and private sectors. For more information, please visit their website at www.eit2.com.