The Federal Secure Cloud Advisory Committee (FSCAC): Ensuring the Secure Adoption of Cloud Computing by the Federal Government
T-Metrics Inc., as part of the Federal Secure Cloud Advisory Committee (FSCAC), contributes to the mission of advancing secure cloud adoption in federal agencies.
The FSCAC is a statutory advisory committee established in accordance with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization Act of 2022. The FSCAC is responsible for providing advice and recommendations to the Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), the FedRAMP Board, and federal agencies on technical, financial, programmatic, and operational matters regarding the secure adoption of cloud computing products and services. The committee is composed of a balanced mix of regular government employees and representative members from industry-leading organizations.
We are privileged to be part of the distinguished roster of the Federal Secure Cloud Advisory Committee as a representative of small business cloud service providers. Our representative, Jim Beckner III, works alongside esteemed committee members, including Chairperson Ann Lewis from the General Services Administration (GSA). The committee also boasts representatives from several key organizations such as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Veterans Administration (VA). As a part of this esteemed committee, we are dedicated to supporting the committee's objectives and contributing our expertise to the realm of secure cloud computing.
The FSCAC is an important body for ensuring the secure adoption of cloud computing products and services by the federal government. The committee's advice and recommendations will help the GSA and federal agencies to make informed decisions about cloud adoption and to ensure that cloud computing is used in a secure and compliant manner.
Their duties extend to:
• Examining the operations of FedRAMP to identify ways to improve its authorization processes.
• Suggesting measures to reduce the burden, confusion, and cost associated with FedRAMP authorizations for cloud service providers and agencies.
• Collecting information and feedback on agency compliance with and implementation of FedRAMP requirements.
• Facilitating communication and collaboration among the FedRAMP stakeholder community.
The FSCAC is a valuable resource for the GSA, federal agencies, and the cloud computing industry. The committee's advice and recommendations will help to ensure that cloud computing is used in a secure and compliant manner and that the federal government can reap the benefits of cloud computing without compromising its security posture.
The future of cloud computing in the federal government is bright. The FSCAC is playing a key role in ensuring that the federal government can adopt cloud computing in a secure and compliant manner.
The FSCAC is open to public participation. You can learn more about the committee and how to get involved at https://gsa.gov/fscac.