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NISP eMASS DAAPM DCSA & NIST RMF - A Natural Evolution

Version 2.2 (31 August 2020) of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM) clearly state how “Federal agencies have adopted the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF) as a common set of guidelines for the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) of Information Systems (IS).”

And likewise, “The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) adopted these standards in an effort to streamline and build reciprocity across all federal agencies and to ensure all cleared contractor systems that process classified information as part of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) are authorized under the RMF A&A process.”

Dig a little deeper, and what it really means is that cleared industry will need to adopt and implement the controls from NIST SP 800-53, Revision 4 (and now Revision 5) with regards to the A&A process.  A core component of successfully integrating the lengthy set of NIST SP 800-53 controls into one’s environment is developing all the required policies, procedures, plans and programs that accompany each respective control family.

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