Customized Risk Assessment Programs for Department of Defense (DoD) Contractors
Arlington offers comprehensive risk assessment services for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors implementing the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF), along with other specific DoD risk reporting requirements.
Per NIST, “The purpose of a risk assessment is to inform decision makers and support risk responses by identifying: (i) relevant threats to organizations or threats directed through organizations against other organizations; (ii) vulnerabilities both internal and external to organizations;(iii) impact (i.e., harm) to organizations that may occur given the potential for threats exploiting vulnerabilities; and (iv) likelihood that harm will occur. The end result is a determination of risk (i.e., typically a function of the degree of harm and likelihood of harm occurring).”
Risk Assessments – A Strict Requirement for DoD Contractors
Current regulatory compliance reporting (i.e., FISMA, FedRAMP, eMASS, etc.), requires DoD contractors to perform a risk assessment at least annually, and more frequently if circumstances warrant such. Arlington has successfully developed and performed a large number of risk assessments for our clients all throughout North America.
With Arlington, we have a wide-range of risk assessment programs that serve as an excellent starting point for developing, then performing the actual risk assessment. Additionally, we have extensive expertise in performing risk assessments using DoD provided templates, such as the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM) RAR form, and more.
Key Ingredients for a Successful Risk Assessment
When performing a risk assessment, DoD contractors should consider the following as essential for a well-developed and executed risk assessment program:
Identify and confirm scope
Determine which risk categories to assess
Determine methodology and assessment criteria
Report findings to leadership
Benefits of our Risk Assessment Programs
Saves federal contractors an incredible amount of time and money.
The confidence of knowing your RA program is developed to your specific needs.
RA programs that have been exhaustively vetted by federal agencies for approval.