October 17, 2023 2 min read

Introduction to eMASS for DoD/Cleared Industry 

Per the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), “eMASS is a government owned web-based application with a broad range of services for comprehensive fully integrated cybersecurity management. Features include dashboard reporting, controls scorecard measurement, and the generation of a system security authorization package. eMASS provides an integrated suite of authorization capabilities and prevents cyber-attacks by establishing strict process control mechanisms for obtaining authorization decisions.” 

Look at eMASS as the system of record for assessment and authorizations of industry classified systems.

Therefore, U.S. Government policy is that all classified information must be appropriately safeguarded to assure the confidentiality and integrity of that information, as well as its availability when required by contract. As such, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM) is intended for use by cleared contractors participating in the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).

The Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) web-based application is thus the very vehicle for which cleared contractors use for Assessment and Authorization purposes.

From Beginning to End, Complete Project Management for NIST RMF A&A within eMASS

With Arlington, we can manage your entire NIST RMF A&A process within eMASS from beginning to end (i.e., from the initial NIST RMF eMASS scoping & gap assessment to post-Authorization to Operate (ATO) activities), providing essential services for getting you to the finish line in terms of your ATO.  Core services and solutions offered include the following:

  • Scoping & Gap (i.e., Readiness) Assessments
  • Remediation Services (Policy and Procedures writing)
  • Remediation Services (Technical and Operational)
  • System Security Plan (SSP) Development
  • Completion of eMASS Export Control Spreadsheets
  • Continuous Monitoring (ConMon) Services

100 + NIST 800-53 Templates Available for Download for Cleared Industry

The solution for cleared industry is the Arlington Security Portal (ASP), an online repository of world-class, industry leading security and privacy policies & procedures, programs, plans – and other highly essential documents & templates developed specifically on NIST SP 800-53, Revision 5. 

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