Unisys, a global information technology company, recently announced that the company is one of three cloud service providers selected by the US General Services Administration (GSA) to assist in their pilot program for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Accelerated process.
The FedRAMP Accelerated pilot program aims to reduce authorization timeframes from the current range of six to 18 months down to less than six.
“We look forward to working with Unisys to help expedite the FedRAMP approval process for them as well as other vendors," said Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP director at GSA. “Ultimately, this will mean greater availability of high-quality and more secure cloud services for government agencies.”
Unisys says its Service Management Government Cloud offering has passed the initial FedRAMP security assessment and is now in the process of undergoing more detailed reviews. The platform was designed to provide government agencies with the capabilities required to optimize their IT infrastructures and improve services to end users.
The pilot initiative is expected to wrap up in July 2016.
“We are pleased to have been selected by the government to participate in the FedRAMP Accelerated pilot program,” said Jim Leake, vice president of end user services at Unisys Federal. “Completion of this process will allow our clients like the US Army to leverage a compelling commercial capability that conforms to high standards for security and quality.”