Dakota Consulting Renews Accreditation as FedRAMP 3PAO

July 24, 2015

Dakota Consulting renewed its accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), as part of the ISO 17020 Inspection Body Accreditation Program. Concurrent with this accreditation, Dakota was re-accredited by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) as a Third-Party Assessment Organization (3PAO). As an accredited 3PAO, Dakota provides independent cybersecurity assessment services to Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) seeking to achieve FedRAMP compliance.
“Increasingly, cloud-based solutions offer efficiencies that enterprise organizations—both Federal and commercial—need to remain agile and effective. Our accreditations provide the ability to ensure these benefits outweigh the potential liabilities of those efficiencies. We have the expertise to identify and recommend solutions to risks that can become liabilities and impede successful outcomes," said Gary Jacobs, Dakota’s FedRAMP Technical Program Manager.