RESTON, Va., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced its accreditation to evaluate cloud-based solutions for federal government agencies as a Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMPSM) Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO). The FedRAMP program was recently established by the General Services Administration (GSA) to establish a universal framework for federal cloud-based solutions.
The government-wide program provides a standardized, cost-effective approach for the federal government to adopt and use cloud services from commercial providers. In order for a federal agency to adopt a commercial cloud-based solution, GSA requires that an accredited 3PAO perform an independent assessment, which is evaluated by the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board before cloud offerings can be implemented in a federal environment.
"It is critical now more than ever to ensure our customers are adopting cloud solutions that are trustworthy," said JD Crouch, Chief Executive Officer, QinetiQ North America. "As services are steadfastly moving to cloud formats, the FedRAMP program is necessary, and one we are proud to be a part of."
This 3PAO accreditation will enable QNA to help civilian, defense, intelligence community and commercial customers as they develop their cloud migration strategy, integrate their existing cloud offerings and ensure compliance with federal regulations.
"We are excited to be one of the first in our industry to become a 3PAO," said QinetiQ North America's Chief Information Officer, John Lambeth. "We look forward to the opportunity to help our customers achieve their strategic IT goals while ensuring compliance with federal standards."
About QinetiQ North America
QinetiQ North America (QNA) is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc, the FTSE250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: QQ.L). Operating in North America, QNA delivers world-class technology, responsive services, and innovative solutions for global markets, focusing on U.S. government and commercial customers. Its engineers, scientists and other professionals deliver high quality products and services that leverage detailed mission knowledge and proven, reliable tools and methodologies to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers. QNA is headquartered in Reston, Virginia. For more information visit www.qinetiq-na.com and join our conversation at www.facebook.com/qinetiqna.
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