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Scoping & Gap Assessments

Scoping & Gap Assessments

NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) Scoping & Gap Assessments services for federal contractors seeking to comply with regulatory compliance reporting for federal agencies.

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NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) Scoping & Gap Assessments

Contractors providing essential services to non-Department of Defense (DoD) agencies also have strict requirements for implementing the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF). From FISMA to FedRAMP – and more – compliance regulations are alive and well for thousands of federal contractors throughout North America.

It’s therefore critical for such contractors to undertake scoping & gap assessments for adequately planning, preparing, remediating, and implementing today’s growing NIST RMF compliance mandates.

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

Four Step NIST RMF Scoping & Gap Assessment Process

Benefits of NIST RMF Scoping & Gap

  • 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 NIST RMF Scoping & Gap Assessments

  • One of the most well-known and trusted federal compliance firms.
  • Hundreds of successful NIST RMF engagements over the last decade.
  • Fixed-fee pricing for all of our federal compliance 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

Whatever the regulation is (i.e., FISMA, FedRAMP, etc.), the very first step in the scoping & gap assessment process is identifying the relevant controls in scope, gaps found, and recommendations for remediation.

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 offering tools & solutions to support the overall remediation process.

Step 2: Prioritization Plan for Remediation (PPR)

Following the Step 1 Control Framework Walkthrough, Arlington will deliver a Prioritization Plan for Remediation (PPR). Compiled and developed by our expert government compliance consultants, the PPR will detail all control gaps found, the necessary tools and solutions needed to remediate all gaps, while also providing helpful documentation – such as our policy templates – for finishing the job. The PPR serves as your 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 federal compliance experience. This includes offering our industry leading NIST SP 800 security policy templates and toolkits for rapid remediation. Because a large part of the NIST RMF remediation requires a laundry list of policies and procedures to be in place, our templates and toolkits are immensely helpful, saving federal contractors both time and money.

Step 4: Project Management Remediation & Validation

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