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Terminology

3PAO – Third Party Assessment Organizations

ATO – Authority to Operate

CIS – Control Information Summary

CSP – Cloud Service Provider

CTW – Control Tailoring Workbook

FDCCI – Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative

FedRAMP – Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program

FIPS – Federal Information Processing Standards

FISMA – Federal Information Security Management Act

GSA – General Services Administration

IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service

ISSO – Information Systems Security Officer

JAB – Joint Authorization Board

JAB TR – Joint Authorization Board Technical Representatives

NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology

PaaS – Platform as a Service

P-ATO – Provisional Authority to Operate

PMO – Project Management Office

POA&M – Plan of Action/Milestones

POC – Point of Contact

RMF – Risk Management Framework

SaaS – Software as a Service

SAF – Security Assessment Framework

SAP – Security Assessment Plan

SAR – Security Assessment Report

SSP – System Security Plan

TCO – Total Cost of Ownership