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SMS Selected to Support Cisco in Key FedRAMP Initiative

McLean, VA | March 11, 2022 – SMS announced today that the company has been selected to support Cisco Systems, Inc. (“Cisco”) in gaining FedRAMP moderate impact level status for a large-scale, cloud security solution.

FedRAMP moderate impact level is a standard for cloud computing security for controlled unclassified information across Federal Government agencies. For the past several years, SMS successfully managed the AWS GovCloud deployment in support of the Army’s Enterprise IT-as-a-Service pilot. With this experience, as well as an engineering initiative focused on understanding and building secure cloud environments, SMS was chosen as a key engineering supplier for Cisco’s FedRAMP initiative. A significant part of SMS’ expertise includes operationalizing their partner Gruntwork’s Infrastructure as Code library for use in the AWS GovCloud. The overall goal of this project is to create an ecosystem that will host a key Cisco FedRAMP offering.

Andrew Stanley, SMS’ Director of Engineering, commented, “SMS has partnered with Cisco for several decades, but this effort marks the first time that SMS engineers have supported Cisco directly as a supplier.“ Andrew added, “This important project in support of Cisco also strengthens SMS’ partnership with Gruntwork, whose Infrastructure as Code library helps enable mutual customers to accelerate the process of deploying solutions in the cloud while achieving FedRAMP certification.”

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