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Connolly Statement on Biden Administration’s Updated FedRAMP Guidance

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation and the author of the FedRAMP Authorization Act, released the following statement on the Biden Administration’s newly updated guidance for the FedRAMP program.

“As the author of the FedRAMP Authorization Act, the catalyst for today’s updated guidance, I am thrilled by the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) push to streamline agencies' adoption and use of secure cloud services.

Today, OMB took the first step toward updating its decade-old guidance for the FedRAMP Program.  This action implements key provisions of my FedRAMP Authorization Act, including the establishment of the FedRAMP Board, the promotion of automation and engagement with industry to drive down the cost and burden of FedRAMP authorization, and the reinforcement of the presumption of adequacy. Recognizing reciprocity is smart for vendors and smart for agencies. If you are approved at one window of government, that approval should carry with you to others.

I applaud OMB for their collaborative efforts with the stakeholder community and I look forward to their continued stewardship of this important law.”

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