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FedRAMP PMO Releases First Set of 3PAOs

These companies are accredited to perform initial and periodic assessment of cloud service provider (CSP) systems

Late today the FedRAMP Program Management Office released the first list of certified Third Party Assessment Organizations (3PAOs). These companies are accredited to perform initial and periodic assessment of cloud service provider (CSP) systems per FedRAMP requirements, provide evidence of compliance, and play an on-going role in ensuring CSPs meet requirements.  FedRAMP provisional authorizations must include an assessment by an accredited 3PAO to ensure a consistent assessment process. he initial set of 3PAOs announced today are (see http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/131991):

Organization POC Name POC Email
COACT, Inc. Brian Pleffner [email protected]
Department of Transportation (DOT) Enterprise Service Center (ESC) Douglas Holland [email protected]
Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) Preston Gale [email protected]
J.D. Biggs and Associates, Inc. James Biggs [email protected]
Knowledge Consulting Group, Inc. Sherrie Nutzman [email protected]
Logyx LLC Robert Dumais [email protected]
Lunarline, Inc. Waylon Krush [email protected]
SRA International, Inc. William Bell [email protected]
Veris Group, LLC Douglas Greise [email protected]


In becoming a 3PAO, these companies successfully completed a NIST coordinated conformity assessment process. This conformity assessment process qualifies 3PAOs according to two requirements:

  • Independence and quality management in accordance with ISO standards
  • Technical competence through FISMA knowledge testing



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Kevin Jackson, founder of the GovCloud Network, is an independent technology and business consultant specializing in mission critical solutions. He has served in various senior management positions including VP & GM Cloud Services NJVC, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and VP Program Management Office at JP Morgan Chase. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Jackson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide. Kevin is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, a widely followed blog that focuses on the use of cloud computing by the Federal government. He is also the editor and founder of “Government Cloud Computing” electronic magazine, published at Ulitzer.com. To set up an appointment CLICK HERE