GSA announces membership changes to Federal Secure Cloud Advisory Committee

New chair and cloud experts join committee in its second year

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced changes in the membership and chair of the Federal Secure Cloud Advisory Committee (FSCAC), effective May 15. 

With input directly from industry and federal agencies, the committee advises the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). This committee helps ensure effective and ongoing coordination of agencies’ adoption, use, authorization, monitoring, acquisition, and security of cloud computing products and services to help them meet their mission and administrative priorities. 

“The inaugural committee has provided great value and insight over the past year to help ensure secure adoption of cloud computing products and services across agencies,” said GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan. “We are grateful to all our committee members for bringing their wealth of cloud expertise to help the committee continue equipping agencies with what they need to address ever-evolving threats in order to securely deliver for the American people.” 

The committee has 15 members who are - according to the committee’s charter - “qualified representatives and regular government employees” from the public and private sectors, appointed by the GSA Administrator, in consultation with the OMB Director. Appointed representatives serve three-year terms, except that the initial terms for members were staggered into one, two, and three-year terms. No member may be appointed for more than two consecutive terms. 

The committee’s chair will be Lawrence Hale, GSA’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information Technology Category Management, Federal Acquisition Service. As chair, he will have primary responsibilities to lead the committee, act as a liaison between the committee and Designated Federal Officer, and serve as a spokesperson for committee work products. 

Additions to the committee include:

  • Two new members will fill vacant seats:
    • Josh Krueger, Chief Information Security Officer of Project Hosts, will represent the viewpoint of “a small unique business that provides cloud computing products or services.” He will serve through July 9, 2026.
    • Kayla Underkoffler, Lead Security Technologist of HackerOne, will represent the viewpoint of “a unique business that provides cloud computing products or services.” She will serve through May 14, 2025.
  • Another new member’s term will be for the full three years, ending on May 14, 2027:
    • Carlton Harris, Senior Vice President of End to End Solutions, will represent the viewpoint of “a small unique business that provides cloud computing products or services.” 
  • Additionally, a current member who served an initial one year term was reappointed to a full term:
    • Michael Vacirca, Senior Engineering Manager of Google, represents the viewpoint of “a unique business that provides cloud computing products or services.” He will serve through May 14, 2027.

GSA established the FSCAC in February 2023 to comply with the FedRAMP Authorization Act of 2022, part of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act. Since then, FSCAC has delivered two memos to the GSA Administrator, providing feedback [PDF - 318 KB] on the Office of Management and Budget’s draft FedRAMP memo and recommendations on FedRAMP’s 2023 priorities, which were incorporated into the new FedRAMP Roadmap

The work of the FSCAC complements the work of the FedRAMP Technical Advisory Group, an advisory body of federal technical experts, as well as the FedRAMP Board, an executive board that oversees and governs the FedRAMP program. 

The committee will determine their next priorities in their upcoming open meeting on Monday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET. Interested participants can register for the meeting. Additional details about this meeting are available in the Federal Register

For more information, please visit GSA’s FSCAC web page.


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