Joint Authorization Board (JAB)
The Joint Authorization Board (JAB) is the primary governance and decision-making body for the FedRAMP program. The JAB reviews and provides joint provisional security authorizations of cloud solutions using a standardized baseline approach.
JAB membership includes the following:
Teri Takai is the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration and the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (ASD (NII) / DoD CIO). She serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management/Information Technology and Information Assurance and provides strategy, leadership, and guidance to create a unified information management and technology vision for the Department.
Ms. Takai previously served as Chief Information Officer for the State of California. As a member of the Governor's cabinet, she advised the governor on the strategic management and direction of information technology resources as the state worked to modernize and transform the way California does business with its citizens.
Richard A. Spires was appointed in September 2009 to serve as the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this capacity, Mr. Spires is responsible for the department’s $6.4 billion investment in Information Technology (IT). He leads and facilitates the development, implementation, and maintenance of the department’s IT architecture. Mr. Spires is the chairman of the DHS Chief Information Officer Council and the Enterprise Architecture Board. He strongly supports the Secretary’s goal of unifying and maturing DHS–one DHS, one enterprise, a shared vision, with integrated results-based operations. Mr. Spires also serves as vice chairman of the Federal CIO Council, and co-chairs the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative.
Mr. Spires held a number of positions at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from 2004 through 2008, including roles as the Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support, IRS CIO, and lead for the IRS’ Business Systems Modernization program (one of the largest and most complex IT modernization efforts undertaken to date).
Ms. Casey Coleman is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). As CIO she is responsible for managing the agency’s $600 million IT budget and ensuring alignment with agency and administration strategic objectives, information security, and enterprise architecture. During her tenure, Ms. Coleman implemented an agency-wide infrastructure consolidation and standardization program that resulted in significant cost-savings and improvements to security and performance, as well as an agency-wide transition to cloud-based e-mail and collaboration.
Ms. Coleman served in several other leadership roles at GSA, including CIO for the GSA Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) and Federal Technology Service (FTS). She is the recipient of the public sector MIT Sloan CIO Symposium 2010 Award for Leadership in Innovation, along with being a two-time Fed 100 award winner.