FedRAMP Provides Efficiency and Synergy for Government Agencies and Cloud Service Providers
By standardizing the FedRAMP FIPS requirements, disparate agencies can reap the benefits of selecting products from a pool of already-vetted Cloud solutions, accelerating deployment and simplifying the process.
Since FedRAMP’s standardized security framework is recognized by all executive branch federal agencies, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS vendors only need to go through the FedRAMP Authorization process once for each of their Cloud Service Offerings (CSOs).
FedRAMP, like so many other U.S. federal technology governance requirements, is tied directly to the frameworks established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
FedRAMP relies on NIST’s Special Publication (SP) 800-53 for best practices in federal information systems and organizations. Adhering to FedRAMP FIPS compliance requirements is crucial. Hence, FedRAMP can be interpreted as “clarifying 800-53 controls for Cloud deployment.”