First Info Tech Receives 3PAO Accreditation
First Information Technology Services, Inc. has received certification as a Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). 3PAOs play a vital role as independent assessors in the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).
In order to receive this accreditation, First Information Technology Services demonstrated a high level of technical and compliance expertise, as “the A2LA assessment process involves a rigorous evaluation of technical competence of the 3PAOs, as well as an assessment of their compliance with international standards.” (http://www.a2la.org) First Info Tech is now authorized to perform independent security assessments of Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) to determine if their system implementations meet FedRAMP requirements.
With the 3PAO accreditation, First Info Tech is now one of only thirty-four such organizations recognized to have the technical proficiency and compliance experience to play this key role in the FedRAMP certification process.