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Certification & Accreditation Transformation

by Jennifer M. Ellett - October 27, 2011

Certification and accreditation (C&A) transformation is an initiative to align processes, terminology and frameworks for assessing information security risk across all federal agencies, including the defense and intelligence communities. This effort will provide efficiencies, standardization and support to reciprocity.

DoD Releases Information Systems Certification and Accreditation Reciprocity Memo

August 3, 2009

The Department of Defense has recently published the DoD Information Systems Certification and Accreditation (C&A) Reciprocity Memo signed by the DoD Principal Accrediting Authorities - senior officials who represent the interests of the Global Information Grid Mission Areas for C&A.

DON IA and C&A Process CONOPS Signed

May 26, 2009

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer recently signed the DON Information Assurance and Certification and Accreditation Concept of Operations (CONOPS).

FISMA Goals Outlined for FY 2009

January 13, 2009

The Department of the Navy released its Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Goals for FY09 in Naval message DTG 081605Z JAN 09. This Naval message provides requirements for individual systems to achieve and maintain 100 percent compliance with the required certification and accreditation, annual security review, annual testing of security controls, and annual evaluation of contingency plans.

Memo Ensures Risk Management Consistency

January 9, 2009

In light of the increased reliability on information systems and an increased visibility of cyber security and number of attacks on systems, the criticality of consistent and thoughtful risk management has been recognized by senior leaders throughout the government.

DON DIACAP Transition

by Yuh-Ling Su - October 29, 2008

Process and Security Improvements Under DIACAP On November 28, 2007, the most significant change in security policy in 10 years occurred when the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) replaced the DoD Information Technology Security Certification and Accreditation Process (DITSCAP). The Department of the Navy commenced full transition to DIACAP on March ...

DON DIACAP Handbook Is Released

July 21, 2008

The DON DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) Handbook provides a comprehensive guide for executing certification and accreditation (C&A) processes within the Department of the Navy.