Today’s (Cloud) Tip…FedRAMP JAB P-ATO for Windows Azure
If you are in the Federal space, you probably know the above acronyms, but someone not in that space might be more interested in the longer descriptions:
Windows Azure, has been granted Provisional Authorities to Operate (P-ATO) from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB).
FedRAMP is a U.S. government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The JAB is the primary governance group of the FedRAMP program, consisting of the chief information officers of the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. General Services Administration.
Microsoft earned FedRAMP Approval. Go Azure!
Information Week Article: http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/microsoft-azure-earns-fedramp-approval/d/d-id/1111754