Completing the FedRAMP Security Authorization Process

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Matt Goodrich & Katie Lewin, GSA

On-Demand Webinar

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This webinar describes what a cloud service provider should expect to receive and include when having their assessment conducted by a Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO). Also, you’ll get information about what to include when developing the final security authorization package.

What You'll Learn  

  • The use of conformity assessment in the FedRAMP process and the role of Third Party Assessment Organizations in the assessment process
  • The process for completing testing, documenting the results, and planning remediation
  • Properly preparing a complete package for submission to the FedRAMP secure repository
  • The start of the security lifecycle once a package has been submitted to the FedRAMP secure repository

About the Presenters

Matt Goodrich is the program manager for FedRAMP at the GSA. In 2011, Matt spent 6 months in the e-Government office at the OMB. During his tenure at OMB, Matt focused his efforts on government-wide cloud computing policy issues, drafted a white paper providing guidance to agencies on how to procure cloud services, and helped oversee agency IT portfolios. Matt began his federal government career at the GSA as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF). As a PMF, Matt worked on the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative as project manager for, helped in the creation of multiple cloud procurements, and led the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) development.

Matt has a BBA in Computer Information Systems from the University of Miami and a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver.   

Katie Lewin is the Program Manager for Cloud Computing at GSA. The program was established to drive the government-wide adoption of cost effective, green and sustainable federal cloud computing solutions. The Program has four major initiatives:, E- mail in the Cloud, Security as a Service, and Data Center Consolidation. In her role as Program Manager, Katie is responsible for identifying, developing and delivering methods for agencies to use cloud computing capabilities. Previously, she served as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Information Officer (CIO), U.S. General Services Administration. Previous to her work at GSA, Katie was an information technology consultant at SRA International and Lockheed Martin working with clients at the Internal Revenue Service, other financial management agencies, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

She has a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University and an undergraduate degree in American History from Trinity University.  


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