Program Automates NIST Risk Management Framework Process in Sensitive and Classified Environments
ASHBURN, Va. – November 13, 2013 – The Department of Homeland Security Office of the Chief Information Officer has completed its transition to Telos Corporation’s Xacta® IA Manager for enterprise-wide IA compliance. Xacta IA Manager has been deployed enterprise-wide to nearly one thousand systems throughout DHS, including all department components.
Telos’ cybersecurity professionals have completed a full migration of data from DHS legacy systems and operationalized the department’s implementation of the six-step NIST Risk Management Framework. DHS is using Xacta IA Manager for managing, monitoring and tracking authorizations to operate, plans of action and milestones, control assessments, and ongoing authorizations.
“Xacta IA Manager is going to bring great efficiency to the DHS Security Authorization Process,” remarked DHS Branch Chief for Technology Implementation Richard Johnson. “We have implemented common controls across the entire enterprise; this alone will save our ISSOs hours of duplicative work, allowing them to focus on reducing risk to the department.”
“Xacta IA Manager automates tasks associated with authorization to operate while providing much greater visibility into the process,” added Turner Kobayashi, vice president of Enterprise Solutions for Telos Corporation. “Managers, authorizing officials and executives are able to monitor progress and provide direction.”
The company will also use Xacta IA Manager to implement FedRAMP workflow and controls to assist DHS in complying with federal cloud security requirements.
Under the contract, Telos works as a subcontractor to ICS, Inc. Over one thousand users benefit from training and helpdesk support provided by Telos and ICS, Inc.
About ICS, Inc.
International Computing Systems, Incorporated (ICS) was founded near the nation’s capital in 1996. It provides a variety of IT consulting services which range from Information Assurance and Program Management to IT Design and Deployment. As a multi-lingual and international company, ICS provides services domestically and internationally to both military and non-military clients. The efforts of its engineers and IT specialists are directed toward cost-effective and dependable solutions for all of its clients. ICS currently holds several contracts with government agencies such as the US Army, the Department of Homeland Security (US DHS), and others in conjunction with corporations such as Arrow-point and General Dynamics (GDIT). Past contracts have been held with the Department of Defense (DOD), United States Forces Korea (USFK), and Lockheed Martin. These contracts among others have been fundamental to building ICS’ foundation and knowledge base for the past 17 years and have contributed greatly to its expanse and growth as a corporation.
About Telos Corporation
Telos Corporation has provided innovative IT solutions and services to the federal government for more than 30 years, focusing since 1997 on cybersecurity. Telos solutions ensure that the government’s most security-conscious organizations comply with demanding federal and DoD information security mandates. Offerings include Xacta® IA Manager for enterprise IT security management, enterprise security consulting services, secure networks, secure enterprise messaging, and secure identity management solutions. Solutions are represented to the federal government on Telos’ GSA schedule. For more information, visit www.telos.com.