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Rep. Gerry Connolly to Introduce New FedRAMP Legislation

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Rep. Gerry Connolly

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), chairman of the House Government Operations Subcommittee, said a bill is being drafted to address gaps in the approval process under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, FCW reported Wednesday.

“There will be legislation in your future” that will serve as an “anchor” for FedRAMP, he said Wednesday at the House subcommittee hearing.

Connolly is working with Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) to draft the new FedRAMP measure, which would define the responsibilities and roles of agencies and third-party assessment organizations as well as establish metrics on time, assessment quality and costs and accelerate the approval process for vendor applicants. Connolly and other lawmakers held a hearing on Wednesday to discuss the challenges faced by companies with regard to the FedRAMP approval process.