Chargie, a provider of electric vehicle charging solutions, has been granted Authorization to Operate (ATO) within federal government systems from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), and the designation of FedRAMP Authorized from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).
"Chargie's relentless focus on data security and reliability for our EV charging infrastructure sets us apart," said Scot Hester, senior vice president of service operations at Chargie. "The thorough review of our systems conducted to obtain this approval confirms our ability to meet the comprehensive standards outlined by the federal government and serve customers that require high levels of security."
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program
FedRAMP enables the federal government to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing by creating transparent standards and processes for security authorizations and allowing agencies to leverage security authorizations on a government-wide scale.
As part of the authorization process, Chargie completed a rigorous evaluation with a FedRAMP-accredited third-party assessment organization (3PAO), which included in-depth reviews of the solution's data security and internal control processes. Post-authorization, Chargie will undergo continuous monitoring procedures, which include annual assessments, security training, and incident reporting.
Transitioning to an Electric Future
In 2021, an executive order called for all federal vehicle acquisitions to be zero-emission by 2035. This transition includes 100 percent zero-emission light-duty acquisitions starting in 2027. The ability for agencies to partner with an authorized EV charging infrastructure provider is key to achieving these goals quickly and securely.
"The transition to electric vehicles will reduce carbon emissions across many critical government use cases. Reliable and secure EV charging infrastructure will power fleets, workplaces, military applications, and more," said Chargie CEO Zach Jennings. "We're proud to provide products and services federal, state, and local agencies can trust."
Chargie was awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement in 2022 from the GSA, which provides agencies with a streamlined procurement process for EV charging solutions.