Steampunk | February 14, 2023
Steampunk, an IT services and consulting company, has recently announced that it achieved the FedRAMP Technical Review and Analysis Support Services contract award.
It has been providing support to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the FedRAMP programs, with the tasks of cybersecurity, information assurance, and risk-based reviews for FedRAMP cloud service candidates of Joint Authorization Board's Provisional Authorization to Operate (JAB P-ATO) issue. It also undertakes independent cybersecurity risk assessments of cloud service for cloud service provider (CSP) candidates, collaborating with multiple discipline IT teams and resolving security or risk detection conflicts. With the support of FedRAMP, it has worked with the largest CSPs worldwide, like Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google, along with the monitorization of more than 30 CSPs.
For the task order on the DHS EAGLE II contract, it started working with FedRAMP in August 2016. It continued coordination with the FedRAMP programs for more than five years, expecting to review additional offerings over the next three years for an increase in demand for FedRAMP programs. It is also expected to partner with the General Services Administration (GSA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Defense (DoD) of the United States government, securing cloud platforms for federal agencies.
Chief Growth Officer of Steampunk, Brad Cole said, "Steampunk's information security work at DHS has been part of the foundation of our company. We are thrilled to continue partnering with DHS to enable secure cloud modernization across the federal government and to bring our focus on service design to help drive improvements in the FedRAMP review process."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Steampunk, a federal contracting company, brings innovation to clients from the Homeland, Health, Federal Civilian, and DOD sectors. With its start-up culture and human-centered delivery approach, it is assisting federal agencies from design to development, enhancing their mission impacts and user experience. Being an employee-owned company, it invests in its employees to encourage and reward them for contributing to its growth. It offers services in IT solutions, modernization, disruption, machine learning, artificial intelligence, agile, design thinking, Human Centered Design (HCD), cybersecurity, data exploitation, cloud capabilities, cloud services, big data, digital platforms, development, security, and operations, government, and federal contractor services.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY,GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
TechFlow | January 09, 2023
Logistics and digital solutions provider, Techflow, recently announced that it has received the follow-on contract to offer improvement and maintenance support services for the cloud.gov platform, by General Services Administration's (GSA) Technology Transformation Service (TTS). The total estimated value of this specific order for Labor Hours is $8,023,014.80.
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), cloud.gov, is built and operated by TTS to assist teams with delivering federal government applications, and TTS’s cloud.gov shared service handles security and maintenance of everything underneath. For federal agencies to host applications that meet FedRAMP requirements, cloud.gov holds a FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) Moderate Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO).
Techflow will operate, monitor, maintain, and update a Cloud Foundry deployment and supporting services @underlyingcloud.gov, as mentioned in the terms. It will also provide consultation to the cloud.gov development team for Cloud Foundry’s best practices for existing and new capabilities, automate procedures, and increase the system's resilience.
cloud.gov's status as a premium platform allows government organizations to harness cloud capabilities, deploy and update websites faster. In addition, easy adoption and faster processing will enable employees to focus more on application building and server infrastructure administration.
"We are honored that the GSA continues to place their trust in us to maintain and expand this important platform to enable modernization initiatives throughout the government and support key missions," Mark Carter, TechFlow President and COO.
TechFlow, with headquarters in San Diego, California and satellite offices in Washington, DC and around the United States, provides cutting-edge technology services to its clientele. TechFlow balances automation and human judgment to achieve their client's goals. TechFlow operates in mission-critical markets like digital, platform, base management/logistics, energy and mobility, for both the public and private sectors.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Skyhigh Security | February 27, 2023
Skyhigh Security, a cloud-native security solutions provider, recently announced its Skyhigh Security Edge (SSE) portfolio completed the Australian Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessment to the PROTECTED security classification level. Skyhigh Security's momentum in the federal government is continued with new assessments following its previous completed assessment in 2020, where Skyhigh Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) has been evaluated as PROTECTED. The IRAP assessment assures public sector organizations that Skyhigh Security's robust suite of data-aware cloud security technology is equipped with adequate security controls to manage highly sensitive data and the infrastructures of Australian government agencies.
The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) led initiative IRAP provides high-quality information and communications technology (ICT) security assessment services to the Australian federal government. The IRAP assessment procedure is documented in the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM), which offers cybersecurity guidance and standards to protect vital information and systems of Australian government organizations. In addition, Skyhigh SSE has the appropriate controls in place to meet the security objectives defined by the Australian Cybersecurity Centre's (ACSC) Cloud Security Assessment and Authorisation Framework.
Skyhigh Security benefited from IRAP in the Australian marketplace by demonstrating the company's commitment to security and a readiness to undergo independent assessments of its data-aware SSE technology. This assessment lets government agencies develop digital transformation initiatives and deliver improved citizen outcomes with confidence, utilizing powerful cloud capabilities delivered from Australian data centers. The Skyhigh SSE portfolio has also been evaluated by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). This U.S. government program evaluates cloud security vendors using a standardized security framework for cloud products and services.
About Skyhigh Security
Skyhigh Security, headquartered in San Jose, California, is a leading provider of cloud-native security solutions that are user-friendly and data-conscious. Skyhigh Security's cloud-native security solutions are designed to meet the evolving needs of modern organizations, ensuring that they are always protected against the latest threats. The company's expert security professionals work closely with clients to understand their unique requirements and provide tailored solutions that meet their specific needs, helping them stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing threat landscape. In addition, with its innovative Security Service Edge (SSE) Portfolio, Skyhigh Security offers comprehensive security services that extend beyond data access and prioritize secure data utilization.