FedRAMP

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  • FedRAMP Plan

    FedRAMP Plan

    Step-by-step implementation plan outlines every FedRAMP control and requirement

  • Customized Policies

    Customized Policies

    Our automated policy builder ensures your policies meet FedRAMP requirements

  • Cloud Monitoring

    Cloud Monitoring

    Easily collect data with automated security monitoring, security assessments, and remediation tools to make actionable insights on your cloud environment

  • Policy Management

    Policy Management

    Reduce admin time with automated employee reminders and tracking

  • Security Awareness Training

    Security Awareness Training

    In-platform Carbide Academy videos on security and privacy best practices with a template library for common requirements

  • Evidence Collection

    Evidence Collection

    100+ technical integrations connecting to your tech stack to automatically capture your compliance with FedRAMP

  • Audit Support

    Audit Support

    Save time by giving auditors a read-only view of your FedRAMP reporting dashboard

  • Robust Ecosystem

    Robust Ecosystem

    Carbide’s security and privacy services and network of audit partners help you meet requirements faster

  • Multi-Compliance by Design

    Multi-Compliance by Design

    Comply with multiple frameworks & regulations with our unified platform

Frequently Asked Questions

What is FedRAMP?

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) was created to provide standardized security requirements, a conformity assessment program, authorization packages of cloud services, and standard contract language for cloud service providers (CSP) and cloud service offerings (CSO) that wish to provide products and services to US federal agencies.

FedRAMP is based on the NIST 800-53 controls, with additional guidance surpassing the NIST baseline, and specifically addresses the unique aspects of cloud services.

Who enforces FedRAMP?

FedRAMP is governed by 4 different US government executive branch entities, the Joint Authorization Board (JAB), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council, and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) who develop, manage, and operate it. The JAB is the main governing body for FedRAMP and includes the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and General Services Administration (GSA). The JAB can also revoke a CSP’s Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO), which would prevent them from working with federal agencies.

What is the FedRAMP authorization process?

Becoming FedRAMP authorized opens you to new opportunities working in the federal government’s cloud services ecosystem. There are two pathways to achieving FedRAMP authorization. The first is path is a JAB Provisional Authorization and the second is through an Agency Authorization. The JAB selects 12 cloud service offerings (CSO) a year to work with for a JAB Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO).

Both paths involve 3 phases: Preparation, Authorization, and Continuous Monitoring. And the CSP, in coordination with the JAB, a 3PAO and/or their agency partner, must complete the security authorization package (SSP, SAP, SAR, and  POA&M, before they can achieve either their Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the JAB or an Authorization to Operate (ATO) from their partner agency. Ultimately, once these are achieved the CSP’s offering can then be listed on the FedRAMP marketplace with the stamp of approval from the government. Listing in the FedRAMP marketplace makes you much more likely to get additional business from government agencies.

Who needs to comply with FedRAMP?

FedRamp applies to all cloud service providers (CSP) and cloud service offerings (CSO) that wish to provide products and services to the US government. They must demonstrate that they meet all FedRamp requirements.

Is FedRAMP mandatory?

Any cloud services with federal information must be FedRAMP authorized, and it is mandatory for all federal agency cloud services, regardless of their impact level. Learn more in the  FedRAMP Policy memo