July 18, 2023 2 min read

DCSA DAAPM Requirements for Continuous Monitoring (ConMon)

DCSA personnel will want to gain a strong understanding of an organization’s continuous monitoring initiatives, which means cleared contractors need to have in place a documented and formalized continuous monitoring program (ConMon).  Per a recent presentation by DCSA personnel:

“Continuous Monitoring (ConMon) is an important aspect of the overall security because it communicates to DCSA how controls are going to be assessed for continued effectiveness over time.”

“ConMon strategies should include details related to steps that “will be” taken by the defined frequency to check on controls.”

Therefore, a well-developed ConMon program should include the following:

  • Control Number Listing
  • Control Title
  • Security Control Designation
  • Continuous Monitoring Program Frequency
  • Continuous Monitoring Strategy
  • Listing of Tools Used for Verification
  • Listing of Personnel Responsible for Performing ConMon Tests
  • A Detailed Test Schedule
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  • Continuous Monitoring (ConMon) Services

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