Clear Government Solutions gains FedRAMP approval

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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.

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Agencies, Chris Grady, Clear Government Solutions, Departments, General Services Administration (GSA)
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