By Molly Bernhart Walker
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, will launch before November, according to Fred Whiteside, project manager for the National Institute of Science and Technology’s cloud computing working group.
“These projects have been underway for quite sometime, I think as most of you know. FedRAMP is due to be sort of commissioned, I want to say at the end of October–sometime around the end of October,” said Whiteside Aug. 23 while speaking at a MeriTalk event in Washington, D.C. “[Its launch will] coincide, of course, with the release of the NIST technology roadmap and completion of the assessment models. So, we’re very close to seeing all these things be put in place,” Whiteside added.
In July Ron Ross, NIST’s project leader of the FISMA implementation project, said FedRAMP was expected to be complete “sometime in the fall.”