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April 28, 2022
4 Steps for Implementing Continuous ATO: A Guide for Achieving Success with Innovation
As federal clients continue to wrestle with inherent challenges in traditional waterfall development — lengthy delivery, inflexibility, backlogged security elements, and limited opportunities for further automation — more agencies are turning towards embracing DevSecOps development. In particular, cybersecurity can and should evolve toward continuous risk management framework (RMF) delivery such as continuous authority to operate […]
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April 14, 2022
How Achieving Continuous ATO Can Elevate the Production Environment
Authority to Operate (ATO) is an essential part of the Risk Management Framework which is necessary to: Certify that a system’s hardware, software, and connections are well established Justify the software has clear purpose or use for the organization, and that the benefits of adopting the system outweigh the risks. Traditionally, as shown in “How […]
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April 6, 2022
IT Concepts, Inc.
How Manual ATO Processes Can Limit Digitization and Innovation
Government operations require tight security protocols. While these protocols protect agencies from malicious attacks and poorly performing products, they delay new software systems from reaching the production environment. This can lead to employee frustration, wasted investments on unapproved software, and more. Traditional ATO Processes (and Their Pitfalls) ATO is an essential part of the Risk […]
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February 17, 2022
How NLP Analysis of Workforce Engagement Surveys Can Boost HR Strategy
Many organizations struggle with having a full and “on time” understanding of their workforce engagement and needs. Without this understanding, organizations risk losing high-performing personnel, hiring the wrong people, fostering toxic workplace dynamics, and underperforming.  Luckily, many government organizations’ human resources (HR) offices issue workforce engagement surveys, wherein a large portion of the organizations’ employees […]
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