RMF DCSA for Defense Contractors
Our team of experienced professionals aids DoD contractors in achieving, maintaining, and renewing their Authorization To Operate (ATO). Our Subject Matter Experts (SME) have guided numerous companies through the entire seven-step Risk Management Framework process, as outlined by the Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency (DCSA). Our assistance includes policy development and adjustment, security control implementation and validation, and package submission. We support our clients from security impact categorization through the ATO review process, and also assist with ongoing RMF continuous monitoring activities. Our team approaches the seven-step RMF Framework using the guidance and requirements defined within the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM).
Partners in RMF Compliance
Simplify your path to pursuing a DCSA ATO and reduce your risk exposure by becoming RMF compliant. Whether you have a one-time project or need continuous evaluation/support, we’ll guide your team until your organization receives an Authorization to Operate.
7-Step RMF Process for Companies Meeting DCSA Requirements:
Categorize the system and the information processed, stored, and transmitted by the system based on an analysis of the impact due to a loss of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Select an initial set of baseline security controls for the system based on the security categorization, tailoring and supplementing the security control baseline as needed based on an organizational assessment of risk and local conditions.
Implement the security controls and describe how the controls are employed within the system and its environment of operation.
Assess the security controls using appropriate assessment procedures to determine the extent to which the controls are implemented correctly, operating as intended, and producing the desired outcome with respect to meeting the security requirements for the system.
Authorize system operation based on a determination of the risk to organizational operations and assets, individuals, other organizations, and national security resulting from the operation of the system.
Monitor the system and associated security controls on an ongoing basis to include assessing control effectiveness, documenting changes to the system or its environment of operation, conducting security impact analyses of the associated changes, and reporting the security state of the system to designated organizational officials.
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Partner with our team to prepare for—and receive—your ATO.