Cybersecurity company Coalfire, IT solutions provider Carahsoft Technology Corp., and Google Public Sector have entered into a partnership to accelerate FedRAMP Authority-to-Operate (ATO) certification and public sector opportunities for customers deployed on Google Cloud.
“With the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program now the law of the land, achieving FedRAMP certification has quickly evolved from cost burden to exponential business opportunity,” said Troy Bertram, managing director of Google Cloud’s Public Sector Partner Ecosystem.
The collaboration enables Google Public Sector and Carahsoft clients to accelerate their digital transformation and enter new federal markets through Coalfire’s FedRAMP advisory services. These offerings allow customers to more quickly and cost-effectively understand gaps and build required architectures and documentation to achieve FedRAMP authorization, thereby reducing financial barriers to entry. Once clients achieve ATO, they are positioned to sell across multiple agencies, instead of just one. Clients retain ownership of all technology deliverables.
“From gap and desired architecture analysis to audit-ready, this partnership with Coalfire enables Carahsoft technology partners operating in Google Cloud to confidently accredit and deploy FedRAMP-compliant environments within an accelerated timeline,” said Carahsoft President Craig P. Abod. “Carahsoft and its ecosystem of partners are excited for the opportunity to offer public sector customers a greater variety of FedRAMP-certified solutions deployed on Google Cloud to achieve their mission goals.”
The roadmap is designed to provide a threat-informed approach to risk management, opening new opportunities for companies to test once and certify many times under the FedRAMP Authorization Act passed in December.