RMF Documents and Resources

For your convenience, ITdojo has assembled the following collection of RMF-related government publications. Please note these are UNCLASSIFIED documents with no restrictions on usage or distribution. Laws and Executive Branch Policies Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)  OMB Circular A-130 Appendix III (Security of Federal Information Systems)  Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publications FIPS 199…

Top Ten—What’s “new” in RMF for DoD IT?

By Lon J. Berman, CISSP BAI Consulting Now that DoD has “officially” begun its adoption of RMF, let’s take a look at some of the things that are “new”! 10. Cybersecurity. The word “Cybersecurity” has been part of the government IT security discussion for several years, going back to a Presidential Directive in 2008. DoD has now adopted the term Cybersecurity in…

Continuous Monitoring—It’s Not (Just) About The Tools

by Annette Leonard BAI Consulting Continuous Monitoring has long been recognized as a critical element in maintaining a strong security posture for any IT system.  In spite of this, the risk management processes used in most federal agencies have traditionally been centered around mountains of paperwork, along with “point-in-time” assessments and approvals.  With the ascension…

DIACAP Says “So Long”

On March 12, 2014 the DoD released a new policy that makes it official that the DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) is being put to bed in favor of a “new” Risk Management Framework (RMF).  The news is not a revelation as it has been in the works for a few years…

DoD Transition to RMF Imminent—Will You Be Ready?

By Lon J. Berman, CISSP For quite some time, it’s been well known that DoD would be making a transition from the legacy DIACAP Certification and Accreditation (C&A) Program to the Risk Management Framework (RMF). This transition is part of a broader effort to bring all Executive Branch departments and agencies … including DoD, the intelligence community and all “civil” departments/agencies … into a…