FedRAMP declares initial operating capability

A new program to start issuing governmentwide security certifications for cloud computing products is officially up and running. The agencies in charge of managing the FedRAMP program have declared initial operating capability. That means commercial cloud service providers will be able to start applying to have their products certified under FedRAMP, which is intended to let the government certify a solution once and use it multiple times across agencies. It will take another six to 12 months before the first cloud product is approved.