The US government has a program called FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) that standardizes security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring of cloud products and services by federal agencies. Cloud services need to get FedRAMP approval to have most US federal agencies as customers. Today, GitHub announced that GitHub Business Cloud is now authorized via the FedRAMP Tailored baseline of security controls. Already several governments around the world use GitHub to build software, this approval means that they can continue to use GitHub with the confidence.
With GitHub’s FedRAMP Authorized service, agencies can:
- Securely collaborate in the cloud
- Foster innovation and continuously test new ideas
- Modernize the way you build software