Clear Government Solutions gains FedRAMP approval

Clear Government Solutions has obtained a FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board provisional authority to operate, FedScoop has learned.

With the authorization, agencies across the federal government are free to procure the company’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) architecture for their cloud computing needs.

Prior to the authorization, Clear Government Solutions has been among a handful of companies that had been granted a blanket purchase agreement through the General Services Administration for its Web hosting, storage and virtual machine offerings.

Clear Government Solutions President Chris Grady told FedScoop that obtaining the JAB was “not easy.” The review process took months and required more than 700 pages of security documents.


“It is one of the most rigorous processes you can go through in terms of assessing your infrastructure,” Grady told FedScoop.

However, with authorization in hand, Grady said he “felt privileged” to go through the process.

“I know there is a lot of angst out there in the marketplace, but frankly, having gone through the process, [FedRAMP] is one of the best-run organizations, federal or commercial, that I’ve ever encountered,” he said.

For more information, visit the FedRAMP website.

Greg Otto

Written by Greg Otto

Greg Otto is Editor-in-Chief of CyberScoop, overseeing all editorial content for the website. Greg has led cybersecurity coverage that has won various awards, including accolades from the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Prior to joining Scoop News Group, Greg worked for the Washington Business Journal, U.S. News & World Report and WTOP Radio. He has a degree in broadcast journalism from Temple University.

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