November 29, 2023 3 min read

NIST RMF A&A, eMASS, DCSA ATO Consulting Services

In a world of growing cybersecurity threats, information security is an absolute must, especially for federal contractors that work with the Department of Defense (DoD) in cleared industry. Navigating the complex landscape of compliance, risk management, and assessment & authorization (A&A) can be a daunting task. This is where Arlington comes in, and can assist. We specialize in providing expert eMASS advisory services tailored to DoD cleared contractors, helping you work through the NIST RMF A&A process, ultimately achieving DCSA ATO efficiently and effectively.


Arlington is a trusted name in the world of DoD compliance and cybersecurity consulting. With a team of experienced professionals who have in-depth knowledge of the DAAPM requirements from DCSA, and all associated NIST RMF eMASS reporting obligations, we are dedicated to helping your organization secure the necessary Authorization to Operate (ATO) status from DCSA.

Comprehensive NIST RMF A&A, eMASS, DCSA ATO Consulting Services 

NIST RMF Assessment and Authorization (A&A):Arlington begins by conducting a comprehensive assessment of your organization's systems and networks. We then guide you through the NIST RMF A&A process, ensuring that your systems meet the rigorous security standards required for DoD operations. Our experts help you identify and address vulnerabilities, implement necessary controls, and compile the necessary documentation required for a successful ATO submission.

eMASS Implementation and Support:eMASS is the central platform for managing NIST RMF A&A processes within the DoD. Arlington provides expert guidance in configuring and using eMASS effectively. We help you streamline the authorization process by integrating eMASS into your workflow, allowing for better visibility, control, and reporting.

Policies and Procedures Development:  Developing the necessary NIST 800-53 policies and procedures is a critical step when working within eMASS and ensuring the security of your organization's systems and data, and ultimately, an ATO sign-off from DCSA. At Arlington, we understand the intricate requirements of NIST 800-53 and are well-equipped to guide you through this process.

Our approach involves a comprehensive assessment of your organization's unique needs and risk profile. We work closely with your team to create tailored policies and procedures that address the specific security controls and requirements outlined in NIST 800-53 that are listed in the eMASS exportable spreadsheets. 

Our experts leverage their deep knowledge of best practices and regulatory standards to ensure that your policies are not only comprehensive but also practical and effective. Through collaboration and customization, Arlington helps you establish a robust framework that not only meets compliance but also enhances your cybersecurity posture, safeguarding your critical assets and operations in alignment with NIST 800-53 guidelines.

NIST RMF A&A and ATO Consulting:Achieving DCSA ATO is crucial for DoD cleared contractors. Arlington's experts are well-versed in the DCSA's requirements within eMASS and the DAAPM and can assist you in preparing the necessary documentation and security controls to obtain your ATO efficiently.

Continuous Monitoring and Compliance Management: Compliance is not a one-time effort; it's an ongoing process. Arlington helps you establish a robust continuous monitoring program, ensuring that your systems remain compliant with evolving regulations and security threats. We’ve developed industry leading NIST 800-53 ConMon programs that are easy-to-use and implement. 

Training and Education: We offer tailored training programs to empower your staff with the knowledge and skills needed to maintain compliance and effectively use eMASS for ongoing A&A processes. Our training materials include a wide-range of topics, such as incident response training, contingency planning training, insider threat training, and much more.

Why Choose Arlington?

  • Expertise: Our team comprises seasoned professionals with extensive experience in DoD compliance, NIST RMF, and eMASS.
  • Tailored Solutions: We understand that each organization is unique, and as such, we offer customized solutions that align with your specific compliance needs and objectives.
  • Efficiency: We streamline the NIST RMF A&A compliance process within eMASS, saving you time and resources while ensuring your systems meet the highest security standards.
  • Stay Ahead: With our commitment to staying updated on the latest regulatory changes and security threats, Arlington keeps your organization one step ahead in the compliance game.

Industry Leading NIST RMF A&A, eMASS, DCSA ATO Consulting Services

Arlington is your trusted partner on the path to achieving NIST RMF A&A, eMASS implementation, and DCSA ATO for DoD cleared contractors. Our expertise, tailored solutions, and commitment to efficiency ensure that you can focus on your core mission while we handle the complexities of compliance and security. With Arlington by your side, you can navigate the world of DoD compliance with confidence. Contact us today to start your journey toward a secure and compliant future.