QinetiQ North America is Accredited to Evaluate Cloud-Based Solutions for
RESTON, Va., July 24, 2013
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
(FedRAMP^SM) 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 visitwww.qinetiq-na.com and join our conversation at
703.480.5836 (m) 571.488.5404
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