Anil Cheriyan: FedRAMP Plans to Establish Liaison, Boost Training in 2020

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Anil Cheriyan
Anil Cheriyan

Anil Cheriyan, director of the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Services, said the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program is working to create a liaison to help coordinate with civilian agencies in order to improve understanding of FedRAMP, Federal Times reported Friday.

“Where FedRAMP … works really well in an agency is when there’s dedicated folks in the agency focused on getting through the process,” Cheriyan said Friday at a Center for Cybersecurity Policy and Law event.

Cheriyan said the agency is committed to increasing training by approximately 50 percent this year to help address confusion with regard to the reuse of FedRAMP authorizations.

He noted that there was a 50 percent growth in agency reuse of FedRAMP certifications from fiscal year 2018 to FY 2019 and about 60 new cloud service providers were approved under the program in 2019.

Cheriyan added that FedRAMP has initiated efforts to automate the authorization process to speed up approvals.

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