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House OKs FedRAMP Authorization Act

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The House on Wednesday passed a bill that would codify the General Services Administration’s Federal Risk Authorization Modernization Program, Federal Times reported Wednesday.

“The bill reduces duplication of security assessments and other obstacles to agency adoption of cloud products by establishing … an assumption of adequacy for cloud technologies that have already received FedRAMP certification,” Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said Wednesday on the House floor.

The FedRAMP Authorization Act would authorize the reuse of cloud platforms that have secured reauthorization to operate, create the Federal Secure Cloud Advisory Committee and direct GSA to determine ways to automate the FedRAMP certification process.