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. Chief Information Officers from the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and the General Services Administration serve on the Joint Authorization Board (JAB).

Below are the FedRAMP duties and responsibilities for the JAB.

  • Define FedRAMP security authorization requirements
  • Approve accreditation criteria for third party assessment organizations
  • Establish a priority queue for authorization package reviews
  • Review FedRAMP authorization packages
  • Grant joint provisional authorizations
  • Ensure that provisional authorizations are reviewed and updated regularly
Last Reviewed 2016-01-05