About the Series

With more cloud-based services and solutions built to support agencies with their missions, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) assures that these offerings match the government’s rigorous security and compliance requirements. In the 3rd annual GovForward™ event, FedRAMP leaders, government executives, and industry experts will convene to discuss marketplace priorities, FedRAMP’s outlook for the future, the evolution of cloud policy under a Biden Administration, the rise of cloud computing in the COVID-19 era, and more.

Featuring government keynotes and panels of industry thought leaders, the July 20 digital event will highlight the foremost innovators within the public and private sector as they showcase solutions, share best practices, and discuss the future of the Federal cloud marketplace.

Tune in to explore the following topics:

  • Current legislation for the Federal Cloud
  • FedRAMP metrics and the road ahead
  • Incorporating automation into the authorization process
  • Agency success stories
  • And much more!



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                           8:30 AM - 12:OO PM EDT

 July 20, 2021

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This agenda is subject to change

8:30 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:35 AM


The View from Capitol Hill: Cloud Marketplace Priorities

  • Gerald E. Connolly, U.S. Congressman for Virginia’s 11th District
    Sponsor of the FedRAMP Authorization Act, State of Virginia

9:00 AM


FedRAMP Office Status Report and Outlook for the Future

  • Ashley Mahan, Director, FedRAMP and Secure Cloud Portfolio, General Services Administration

9:25 AM

Thought Leader Insight Panel

10:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:10 AM

Thought Leader Insight Panel

10:45 AM

The Evolution of Cloud Policy

11:05 AM

Thought Leader Insight Panel

11:40 AM

The Rise of Cloud Computing in the COVID-19 Era

12:00 PM


Thought Leader Insight Panel


12:35 PM


Closing Remarks



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Policy Headliner


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