Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program

FedRAMP is the U.S. government’s mandatory approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. FedRAMP is required for Federal Agency cloud deployments and service models at any risk impact level and is required to receive an Authority to Operate or Provisional Authority to Operate. Obtain security controls above the NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4 baseline that address the unique elements of cloud computing.


Auditor required to apply?
Yes. A third party assessment organization is required in most cases.

Federal, state, or industry requirement?
Yes. Mandatory for federal agency cloud deployments and service models at the low, moderate, and high-risk impact levels.


  • Receive an Agency Authority to Operate.
  • Conduct business with U.S. federal agencies.
  • Meet requirements as a federal agency cloud deployment or service model.
  • Establish confidence in the security of your services.

A Typical FedRAMP Engagement

Timeline: 3-6 months for initial certification

Day 0

Project initiation and kickoff

Day 1

Begin categorizing information system

Day 7

Finish low-medium-high impact levels

Day 14

Conduct a risk assessment

Day 21

Research execution of security controls

Day 30

Develop 33% of policies and procedures

Day 45

Conduct incident response exercise

Day 60

Develop 66% of policies and procedures

Day 90

Provide 100% of policies and procedures

Day 120

Provide 50% of FedRAMP Package

Test system with 3PAO or IA

Day 150

Provide plan of action and milestones

Provide 100% of FedRAMP Package

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