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KCG Granted 3PAO Status Under GSA FedRAMP Program

Company to Perform Security Assessments for Cloud Service Providers (May 15, 2012)

RESTON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/15/12 -- Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG), the leading provider of cybersecurity services to the federal government and commercial organizations, today announced that it has been accredited as a Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). As a FedRAMP accredited 3PAO, KCG is authorized to perform security assessments for Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) seeking FedRAMP provisional authorization.

"Cloud computing enables the federal government to realize cost savings and economies of scale but requires greater diligence by both the federal government and cloud providers in securing the critical information assets," said Dusty Wince, Chief Executive Officer of KCG.

FedRAMP provides a standard approach to security in the federal cloud environment, enabling CSPs to be approved once and then provisioned government-wide, rather than having each agency assess security individually. Under the program, CSPs must demonstrate that their information systems meet security requirements through an approved third-party assessment.

"KCG's designation as a 3PAO demonstrates our commitment and rigor in delivering high quality security assessments that will provide FedRAMP with an accurate representation of risk in granting provisional authorizations," said Paul Nguyen, Vice President of Cyber Solutions for KCG.


About KCG
Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG) is the leading provider of cybersecurity risk management, governance, operations, and compliance services to the federal market and a provider of business advisory services to the government market. KCG is unmatched in its ability to meet the depth and breadth of requirements needed to run cybersecurity programs, including a broad range of technical capabilities; experienced, certified cybersecurity professionals; and a strong record of past performance. KCG leverages its business strategy capabilities and industry best practices to provide business advisory services to the government market that enable business transformation and organizational change that improves operations across mission-critical functions.

Headquartered outside of Washington, D.C. in Reston, Virginia, KCG is a privately owned business. KCG holds multiple prime and subcontracts with agencies and industry partners, enabling it to provide cybersecurity services to the federal civilian, defense and intelligence, and homeland security sectors. For more information about KCG, please visit http://www.KnowledgeCG.com.

Contact:
Mary Alice Johnson
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571-323-2585, ext. 2140
maryalice@connellyworks.com


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