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Acronym Definition
3PAO Third Party Assessment Organization
AO Authorizing Official
ATO Authorization to Operate
CIO Chief Information Officer
CSP Cloud Service Provider
DoD Department of Defense
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FIPS Federal Information Processing Standards
GSA General Services Administration
IaaS Infrastructure as a Service
LISaaS Low Impact Software as a Service
OMB Office of Management and Budget
FedRAMP Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program
FISMA Federal Information Security Management Act
JAB Joint Authorization Board
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
PaaS Platform as a Service
P-ATO Provisional Authorization to Operate
PII Personally Identifiable Information
RMF Risk Management Framework
SaaS Software as a Service
SP Special Publication