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National Security, Cybersecurity & NIST RMF Advisory Services & Solutions for the U.S. Defense Industrial Base (DIB).
We are Arlington, A team of innovative, solution-oriented, highly agile, and well-versed professionals with decades of experience in working with America’s defense industry.

From emerging cybersecurity regulations to helping our clients solve complex security & compliance solutions – and so much more – you can trust Arlington, the firm that’s Dedicated to Defense®. Our professionals are seasoned veterans in the DoD sector, men and women who’ve walked the halls of the Pentagon and many other agencies within America’s intelligence apparatus.

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Arlington offers the following eMASS support services for helping cleared contractors that are participating in the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) obtain Authorization to Operate (ATO) from DCSA.
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eMASS Policy Templates

The Arlington Security Portal (ASP) is an industry leader in providing comprehensive NIST 800-53 policy templates for eMASS, offering cleared contractors a powerful resource to fortify their classified information systems.

Our well-written
NIST 800-53 policy templates are specifically designed to align seamlessly with the rigorous requirements set forth in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-53, (and the DAAPM) which serves as a cornerstone for cleared contractors seeking to earn ATO from DCSA. What sets our templates apart is their exceptional depth and customization, catering to the diverse needs and operational intricacies of cleared industry, ensuring that cleared contractors not only achieve compliance, but also tailor their security posture to their unique requirements.
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eMASS Implementation

Arlington understands that a successful eMASS implementation is the foundation of your ATO journey. We work closely with your organization to set up and configure the eMASS system to meet DCSA requirements.

This involves creating the necessary accounts, roles, and permissions for your team, customizing workflows to match your organization's processes, and ensuring that eMASS aligns with your specific security needs. Our experts ensure that your eMASS implementation is seamless and fully compliant, so you can confidently move forward in the RMF Assessment & Authorization (A&A) process.
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eMASS Scoping & Gap Assessment Support

Our eMASS team assists you in preparing for the overall A&A process, identifying vulnerabilities, and implementing remediation measures.

We work closely with you to ensure that security controls are effectively tested and evaluated. Our goal is to help you achieve a successful A&A journey and minimize potential roadblocks on your path to ATO.

eMASS “ControlInfoExport” & “TRExport” Spreadsheet Assistance

One of the most demanding and time consuming aspects of working within eMASS is completing the spreadsheets containing all the rows of NIST 800-53 derived controls.

DCSA is looking for highly accurate, detailed information in each of the necessary fields, and with Arlington’s expertise, we provide just that. Save hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars when using our services for eMASS spreadsheet assistance.
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Industry Leading NIST RMF Documentation

Arlington takes pride in providing industry-leading NIST 800-53 policy templates, designed to streamline and fortify your organization's cybersecurity posture. Our policy templates are meticulously crafted to align with the stringent security controls outlined in NIST Special Publication 800-53.

These templates serve as a solid foundation for your organization's security policies, ensuring compliance with NIST standards and other relevant regulations. We understand the complexity of NIST guidelines and have tailored these templates to simplify the policy creation process, saving your organization time and resources while maintaining a high standard of security. What sets Arlington's NIST 800-53 policy templates apart is our commitment to staying current with evolving threat landscapes and industry best practices.

Our templates are regularly updated to reflect the latest cybersecurity trends and vulnerabilities, ensuring that your policies remain resilient in the face of emerging threats. By leveraging our industry-leading NIST 800-53 templates, organizations can establish a robust cybersecurity framework that not only meets compliance requirements but also serves as a proactive defense against cyber risks, ultimately safeguarding critical assets and maintaining operational integrity.
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Comprehensive Awareness & Training Manuals

Effective security awareness training is crucial for maintaining compliance and mitigating insider threats. Arlington provides tailored training programs for your organization, covering essential topics such as cybersecurity best practices, data privacy, and insider threat awareness.

We ensure that your personnel are
well-informed and well-equipped to identify and respond to security concerns, helping to create a culture of security throughout your organization.

Incident Response Plans

Arlington is a recognized leader in providing specialized incident response planning programs tailored specifically for DoD cleared contractors. Our expertise in this area extends beyond mere compliance to a holistic approach that ensures organizations are well-prepared to effectively respond to any cybersecurity incident. We understand the unique challenges that defense contractors face, and our incident response plans are meticulously crafted to address the sector's stringent requirements.

Our team works closely with clients to identify potential vulnerabilities, assess critical assets, and develop comprehensive response strategies. From threat detection to containment, eradication, and recovery,
Arlington's incident response plans are designed to minimize downtime, protect sensitive data, and maintain the operational integrity of defense-related projects.

Contingency Planning Programs

Arlington is a trusted leader in providing comprehensive contingency planning programs tailored exclusively for DoD cleared contractors. Our extensive expertise in this field is rooted in a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by organizations operating within the defense industry. We recognize that continuity of operations is paramount, and our contingency planning programs are meticulously crafted to ensure that your organization can swiftly respond to unexpected disruptions.

From natural disasters to cyberattacks, our team collaborates closely with clients to identify critical assets, assess vulnerabilities, and develop
robust NIST 800-53 CP plans and strategies that encompass disaster recovery, business continuity, and crisis management. Arlington's approach to CP not only aligns with Department of Defense (DoD) requirements but also the DCSA DAAPM, while also leveraging industry best practices, equipping your organization with a resilient and adaptable framework for maintaining operational integrity during challenging times.

Insider Threat Programs

Arlington excels in developing tailored insider threat programs for organizations, leveraging our extensive expertise to safeguard against internal risks and vulnerabilities. Our approach involves a comprehensive assessment of your organization's unique needs and potential threats, followed by the design and implementation of a robust insider threat mitigation strategy. We focus on not only detecting but also preventing insider threats through a combination of advanced technology, employee education, policy enforcement, and continuous monitoring.

By fostering a culture of security awareness and providing proactive measures, our
insider threat programs empower organizations to protect their valuable assets and sensitive information effectively. To further assist organizations, we offer a downloadable insider threat program that can serve as a valuable resource in kickstarting your own comprehensive program, customized to your specific requirements and compliance needs.
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CP and IR Tabletop Exercises

Arlington is dedicated to ensuring organizations are well-prepared for unforeseen disruptions and cybersecurity incidents. We offer highly effective contingency planning and incident response tabletop exercises for download to enhance your organization's readiness. Our tabletop exercises have been designed to simulate real-world scenarios, providing a hands-on opportunity for your team to practice and refine their response strategies.

These exercises encompass various crisis situations, including natural disasters, cyberattacks, and other critical incidents. By
downloading our tabletop exercises, you gain a valuable resource that facilitates team collaboration, assesses your contingency and incident response plans, and strengthens your organization's resilience. Arlington's commitment to proactive readiness extends to providing these downloadable resources, empowering organizations to better protect their operations, mitigate risks, and maintain business continuity.
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Customized Continuous Monitoring (ConMon) and Reporting

Arlington offers tools and expertise for continuous monitoring of security controls with our ConMon program, available for download today at the Arlington Security Portal (ASP). NIST 800-53 continuous monitoring is a systematic and ongoing process in accordance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-53, designed to assess and maintain the security controls and risk management of information systems.

This approach involves real-time monitoring, assessment, and reporting of security controls and vulnerabilities to ensure that an organization's IT environment remains compliant and secure. By constantly monitoring and analyzing the security posture,
NIST 800-53 continuous monitoring helps identify and address emerging threats and vulnerabilities promptly, allowing for adaptive and responsive security measures to protect sensitive data and critical assets.

eMASS Security Consultation

Arlington offers ongoing security consultation to help you stay ahead of evolving threats and maintain a robust security posture. Our security experts provide strategic guidance, assess emerging risks, and recommend proactive security measures to enhance your organization's overall security resilience.

We work collaboratively with you to identify and implement security enhancements that align with your organization's goals and priorities. With Arlington's
comprehensive eMASS support services, you gain a dedicated partner with the expertise and resources to guide you through the complex process of obtaining ATO from DCSA. Our commitment to excellence and attention to detail ensure that your organization can achieve and maintain compliance with confidence.
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