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Control Spreadsheet Assistance

Offering NISP eMASS DCSA controls export spreadsheet assistance for helping cleared DoD contractors earn Authority to Operate (ATO) designation.

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NISP eMASS DCSA Controls Export Spreadsheet Assistance for Cleared DoD Contractors

Arlington offers cleared DoD contractors comprehensive assistance in completing the MS Excel “Export” Spreadsheets as required for eMASS submission. The eMASS spreadsheets are essentially the control families and supporting controls derived from the NIST SP 800-53 publication, an incredibly in-depth document that’s become the gold standard for information security. The end result is ”Export” spreadsheets from eMASS with upwards of 1,650 rows that require detailed information to be input.

As for eMASS, it's a government owned, Department of Defense (DoD) web-based application with a broad range of services for comprehensive fully integrated cybersecurity management. Features include dashboard reporting, controls scorecard measurement, and the generation of a system security authorization package. In short, eMASS is used to help automate the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process, and while a large part of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) is indeed automated with eMASS, there's still manual processes that have to be performed.

DoD Experts at Completing NISP eMASS DCSA “Export” Spreadsheets

Along with developing information security policies and procedures as part of the A&A process for hopeful Authority to Operate (ATO) designation, DoD contractors will also need to complete the MS Excel “Export” Spreadsheets. This can be a very expensive, laborious, and time-consuming process for DoD contractors unfamiliar with eMASS.

What We Offer for NISP eMASS DCSA Spreadsheet Completion

Getting it wrong the first time creates immense challenges with the DCSA in trying to earn ATO designation. Getting it right the first time is what you want, and with the experts at Arlington, we’ll support the entire eMASS process all the way to ATO designation for our clients.

Our NIST RMF/eMASS Spreadsheet services include the following:

  • Assistance in developing customized, non-boiler plates answers as needed and expected by DCSA.

  • Thorough inspection and review of all fields and comments prior to submission.

  • Correction of any areas of clarification in terms of answers, if requested by DCSA.

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Benefits of NISP eMASS DCSA Spreadsheet Completion

  • Saves DoD contractors an incredible amount of time and money.

  • Clear and concise answers for all “Export” spreadsheet fields.

  • Our spreadsheets have been vetted by DCSA personnel through our hundreds of successful NISP eMASS DCSA engagements.

Why Arlington for NISP eMASS DCSA Spreadsheet Completion

  • Vast experience with all environments (MUSA, SUSA, Interconnected, etc.).

  • Efficient, yet comprehensive methodology for rapid completion of eMASS spreadsheets.

  • Complete support for the entire A&A process from beginning to end, and until ATO is achieved.

Why Arlington?

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