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Scoping & Gap Assessments

Scoping & Gap Assessments

National Industry Security Program (NISP) eMASS DCSA Scoping & Gap Assessments services for DoD & cleared contractors seeking to comply with regulatory compliance reporting for DCSA.

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NISP eMASS DCSA Scoping & Gap Assessments | DoD Cleared Contractors

Arlington is a leading provider of NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) for cleared defense contractors all throughout North America. Our NISP eMASS DCSA Scoping & Gap Assessments are a critical first step for assisting cleared contractors participating in the National Industry Security Program (NISP) for earning Authority to Operate (ATO) designation.

NISP eMASS DCSA Scoping & Gap Assessments

A critical element for eMASS success – and earning Authority to Operate (ATO) designation – is identifying all compliance gaps for the prescribed control families within the NIST RMF environment, then performing remediation. With Arlington, our NISP eMASS DCSA Scoping & Gap Assessments rapidly identifies such gaps, provides a prioritization list for correcting them, while also offering numerous tools and solutions for quick, yet comprehensive remediation.

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Get Access to 100 + NIST RMF security and privacy policies & procedures, programs, and plan templates.

Four Step NISP eMASS DCSA Scoping & Gap Assessment Process

Benefits of NISP eMASS DCSA Scoping & Gap Assessments

  • Quick & efficient process for identifying control gaps.

  • Dozens of helpful tools for correcting technical and documentation gaps.

  • Industry leading methodology for rapid remediation with no POAMs.

Why Arlington for NISP eMASS DCSA Scoping & Gap Assessments

  • One of the most well-known and trusted DoD Compliance firms.

  • Hundreds of successful NIST RMF engagements over the last decade.

  • Fixed-fee pricing for all of our DoD services.

Why Arlington?

Decades of Defense Industry Expertise. Recognized leaders in all things DoD. World-Class Arlington Security Portal (ASP).

Passion. Integrity. Innovation. Impact.

Step 1: Control Framework Walkthrough

Control Framework Walkthrough: eMASS produces what’s known as “Export” MS Excel spreadsheets – hundreds of rows (up to 1,650 rows) of NIST 800-53 derived control domain tests and related procedures that must be documented for earning hopeful ATO designation. These spreadsheets undergo a deep dive by our seasoned DoD experts, essentially reviewing all control domain requirements with your IT personnel for determining gaps that potentially exist. Arlington’s Control Framework Walkthrough activities quickly and efficiently identifies all security/technical, operational and documentation gaps that potentially exist. The end result is a complete listing of gaps found, steps needed to remediate them, along with guidance on procuring security tools & solutions to support the overall remediation process.

Step 2: Prioritization Plan for Remediation

Compiled and developed by our expert DoD consultants, the Prioritization Plan for Remediation will detail all control gaps found, the necessary tools and solutions needed to remediate all gaps, while also providing helpful documentation – such as our NIST 800-53 policy templates – for finishing the job. Regardless of who undertakes remediation – yourself or us – the PPR serves as your “go to” roadmap for helping ensure all gaps are worked, closed, and hopefully, no Plan-of-Actions and Milestones (POAMs) are left open.

Step 3: Tools & Templates Support

With Arlington, you receive unparalleled support from a firm with decades of DoD experience. This includes offering our industry leading NIST SP 800 security policy templates and toolkits for rapid remediation. Because a large part of NISP eMASS DCSA remediation requires a laundry list of policies and procedures to be in place, our templates and toolkits are immensely helpful, saving defense contractors both time and money. We offer policy templates that map directly to the actual NIST SP 800 control families, beginning with the Access Control (AC) domain. Additionally, we offer DoD specific documentation relating to incident response, contingency planning, insider threat training, and so much more.

Step 4: Project Remediation & Validation

Once your control gaps have been identified and all the relevant tools & solutions are provided to you, Arlington can project manage the entire remediation efforts. From developing information security policies and procedures in accordance with NIST SP 800-53 to validating SCAP /STIG compliance - and more – our seasoned DoD consultants will ensure all known gaps are worked and closed.