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FITARA Cybersecurity Score Objectives

Most federal government IT projects (82%) are now being implemented using practices laid out in the FITARA scorecard. FITARA,...
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How to get an ATO in Weeks instead of Months

An Authorization to Operate (ATO) is an essential procedure a software application must undergo to ensure that it meets agency...
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Accelerating the ATO Process: How Agencies Can Best Address the Challenges in ATO Processing

Accelerating the ATO Process: How Agencies Can Best Address the Challenges in ATO Processing

Due to numerous cyber attacks on government and public utilities, an executive order was passed in 2021 to improve the nation’s...
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Authorization to Operate (ATO) and Risk Management Framework (RMF) — Overview and ChallengesAuthorization to Operate (ATO) and Risk Management Framework (RMF) — Overview and Challenges

Authorization to Operate (ATO) and Risk Management Framework (RMF) — Overview and Challenges

An Authority to Operate (ATO) is an official declaration from a U.S. government agency authorizing the use of an application,...
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What Is Assessment And Authorization (A&A) — And How Can I Manage It?What Is Assessment And Authorization (A&A) — And How Can I Manage It?

What Is Assessment And Authorization (A&A) — And How Can I Manage It?

There are always associated risks when federal government agencies undergo modernization. Information security risk is one...
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Challenges Agencies Face When They Bring New Technologies and Processes to ATOChallenges Agencies Face When They Bring New Technologies and Processes to ATO

Challenges Agencies Face When They Bring New Technologies and Processes to ATO

An Authorization to Operate (ATO) is a permit that federal agencies need to acquire before they can implement any new software...
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