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Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)

FedRAMP is a US Federal Government program that promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the government by providing a standardized approach to security and risk assessment for cloud technologies and federal agencies.

MongoDB Atlas for Government is FedRAMP Ready and currently pursuing the path to FedRAMP Moderate authorization.

What is FedRAMP?

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) was established in 2011 to provide a cost effective, risk-based approach for the adoption and use of cloud services by the Federal Government. FedRAMP empowers agencies to use modern cloud technologies, with emphasis on security and protection of federal information.

What are the FedRAMP designations?

Three FedRAMP designations exist for cloud service providers (CSPs): Ready, In-Progress, and Authorized.

FedRAMP Ready indicates that a third-party assessment organization has vouched for a cloud service provider’s security capabilities, and the FedRAMP PMO has reviewed and approved the Readiness Assessment Report. The status indicates that the CSP has a high likelihood of achieving FedRAMP Authorization.

FedRAMP In-Progress is designated to CSPs actively working toward a FedRAMP authorization with the JAB or a federal agency.

FedRAMP Authorized is reserved for CSPs that have successfully completed the FedRAMP Authorization process with the JAB or a Federal Agency. It indicates that all requirements have been met and the offering is available for agencies to use.

Read more about FedRAMP designations here.

What is MongoDB Atlas for Government?

MongoDB Atlas for Government is a separate environment of MongoDB Atlas, dedicated to meeting the demanding security and privacy needs of the US Federal Government. It is available on AWS US GovCloud East/West and AWS FedRAMP Moderate East/West regions.

What FedRAMP designation has MongoDB Atlas for Government achieved?

MongoDB Atlas for Government is currently In-Process. Atlas for Government received the FedRAMP Ready designation on May 24, 2021, and the FedRAMP In-Process designation on September 7, 2021.

You can view the Atlas for Government FedRAMP designation on the FedRAMP Marketplace.

If you have questions about FedRAMP Authorization or require one or more specific Agency Authorizations to Operate (ATOs) to use Atlas for Government, please contact us here.

Who performed the independent third-party audit of MongoDB Atlas for Government for the FedRAMP Ready designation?

Who sponsored MongoDB Atlas for Government for the FedRAMP In-Process designation?

The Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring MongoDB Atlas for Government.

How can I obtain the control implementation summary and customer responsibility matrix (CIS/CRM) for MongoDB Atlas for Government?

These are available under NDA. Please contact us here with your request.

Which MongoDB products are in scope for the FedRAMP designation?

The MongoDB product in scope for FedRAMP is Atlas for Government, which includes Atlas Search capabilities. Atlas for Government is pursuing FedRAMP Moderate Authorization.

If Atlas for Government does not suit your needs, many government agencies and affiliates have found success with our self-managed solution, Enterprise Advanced.

Whom should I contact if I have questions regarding FedRAMP and MongoDB?

Please contact us here with any questions about FedRAMP and MongoDB.