US HB21 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1)
Status: Engrossed on January 6 2021 - 50% progression
Action: 2021-01-06 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Pending: Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Provides statutory authority for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) within the General Services Administration (GSA). The GSA must establish a government-wide program that provides the authoritative standardized approach to security assessment and authorization for cloud computing products and services that process unclassified information used by agencies. Agencies must ensure that their cloud computing services meet GSA requirements. The bill establishes the Joint Authorization Board to conduct security assessments of cloud computing services and issue provisional authorizations to operate to cloud service providers that meet FedRAMP security guidelines. The GSA shall (1) publish a report that includes an assessment of the cost incurred by agencies and cloud service providers related to the issuance of FedRAMP authorizations and provisional authorizations, (2) determine the requirements for certification of independent assessment organizations, and (3) establish the Federal Secure Cloud Advisory Committee.

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FedRAMP Authorization Act Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Authorization Act of 2021



2021-01-06SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
2021-01-05HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2021-01-05HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H58-60)
2021-01-05HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 21.
2021-01-05HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H58-62)
2021-01-05HouseMrs. Maloney, Carolyn B. moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
2021-01-04HouseReferred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
2021-01-04HouseIntroduced in House


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