Vienna, VA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013
Veris Group, LLC recently announced that it served as the Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) for Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS GovCloud (U.S.) and all AWS U.S. Regions earned an agency level authority to operate from the US Department of Health and Human Services that meets the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP) requirements.
Veris Group, one of the nine initial 3PAO service providers under FedRAMP, worked with AWS as well as the sponsoring agency, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to navigate the FedRAMP process. As the 3PAO, Veris Group performed detailed assessments of the Cloud Service Provider’s (CSP) extensive systems and provided thorough evaluation and documentation of the CSP’s infrastructure under specific FedRAMP guidelines.
FedRAMP “is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.” The program relies on a 3PAO such as Veris Group to assess a CSP’s cloud system and provide a security assessment package for review. In December of 2012, Veris Group’s assessment of CSP Autonomic Resources resulted in FedRAMP’s first Provisional ATO.
“Veris Group is pleased to have served as the 3PAO for the FedRAMP assessment of Amazon Web Services,” noted James Leach, Veris Group Vice President, Strategic Programs. “Our comprehensive methodology and collaborative relationship with the AWS and HHS stakeholders allowed our team to independently inspect and successfully assess the AWS GovCloud (U.S) Region and all AWS U.S. Regions.”
ABOUT VERIS GROUP
Veris Group, LLC, headquartered in Vienna, VA, is a management and technology services firm and accredited FedRAMP 3PAO with a core focus on providing information assurance and cybersecurity services to government and commercial organizations. The firm is a participant in the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program and a SBA-certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and has also achieved CMMI Maturity Level 2. Our mission is to deliver high-quality management and technology services that address the critical financial, operational, and strategic needs of organizations. Veris Group has been recognized for our strategic growth via our inclusion on the Inc. 5000, the Washington Technology Fast 50, and the VA Chamber of Commerce Fantastic 50 lists.