Infor’s significant investment in, and ongoing commitment to, FedRAMP
FedRAMP has established itself as the common standard for cloud security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring across the United States Government, and increasingly for state and local agencies and businesses in the commercial sector. FedRAMP is a tough, rigorous process, and necessarily so, given the range and severity of cybersecurity threats confronting governments and industry every day.
Infor was invited recently to offer commentary about the FedRAMP Authorization Act, H.R. 3941 via a letter to US House Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Gerry Connolly and Ranking Member Mark Meadows, who are co-authoring the legislation with bipartisan support.
The bill’s purpose is:
“To enhance the innovation, security, and availability of cloud computing services used in the Federal Government by establishing the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program within the General Services Administration and by establishing a risk management, authorization, and continuous monitoring process to enable the Federal Government to leverage cloud computing services using a risk-based approach consistent with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 and cloud-based operations, and for other purposes.”
According to Bill St. John, VP and GM of Public Sector North America, Infor, “this is a critical piece of legislation that will drive innovation and modernization as governments throughout the nation transition to the cloud.”
Public sector migration to cloud-based IT serves a variety of government objectives, including greater efficiency, transparency, and delivery of services. The President's Management Agenda states that it is the objective of Federal agencies to enhance mission effectiveness by improving the quality and efficiency of critical citizen-facing services, including through the increased utilization of cloud-based solutions.
In bringing its suites of tools and commercial best practices to the U.S. Government, lnfor has invested in FedRAMP certification for more than 18 web-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications on the lnfor Operating Service platform. This platform is comprised of integrated CloudSuites that support workloads for disciplines including asset and maintenance management, human capital management, financial and supply management, and manufacturing. It provides cloud computing architecture, open-source software, and in-memory computing technology, delivering high performance, support for open standards, enhanced productivity, responsive design, and mobile access via a wide range of devices.
Its significant investment and ongoing commitment to FedRAMP security protocols afford lnfor a unique perspective on the importance of strengthening the program and the positive impact this legislation would have on the success of the program and its objectives.
“Perhaps the greatest business benefit for FedRAMP cloud migration is the requirement to develop and follow clear processes, applying standardized metrics, and ensuring that appropriate mitigation strategies are in place,” says St. John. “Ensuring that duties and responsibilities are assigned in case of a breach or loss of service--and that protocols are in place for recovery and response--improves public and executive confidence in IT system security.”
To learn more about Infor’s Government SaaS offering, with integrated FedRAMP-compliant applications and platforms, read the brochure.
For a discussion of the business benefits of FedRAMP that go beyond compliance, download the white paper.
- Asset management
- Security & Compliance
- Aerospace & Defense
- Federal Government
- Industrial Manufacturing
- Oil and Gas/Energy
- Public Sector
- State and Local Government