DoD RMF Certification and Accreditation

Benefit from more informed, risk-based decision making

The Department of Defense (DoD) Risk Management Framework (RMF) provides a set of standards that enable DoD agencies to effectively manage cybersecurity risk and make more informed, risk-based decisions.

The six-step RMF process, developed by NIST, is designed to reduce the costs associated with adhering to two different standards (DIACAP and DIARMF – now retired). Instead, the RMF creates a shared information security framework across the DoD and the DoD contractor community.

If you are a DoD contractor, Coalfire’s DoD RMF certification and accreditation service can help you assess your information systems to DoD RMF standards in pursuit of a DoD Agency Authority to Operate (ATO). Using NIST 800-53 Revision 4 guidance, our RMF approach builds on the framework’s six steps (Categorize, Select, Implement, Assess, Authorize, Monitor) and capitalizes on our extensive experience delivering RMF services to the federal civilian sector.

Coalfire can help you:

  • Deliver a unified view of cyber risk and vulnerabilities across your organization through risk-focused tools and procedures.

  • Gauge the potential impact of risk-based decision-making on the mission.

  • Reduce time spent obtaining DoD and other federal agency authorizations with reciprocal acceptance.

  • Increase the likelihood of executing future projects on time and on budget by proactively building security into systems.

  • Enhance efficiency through information assurance control inheritance and reuse.

Why Choose Coalfire for your DoD RMF Certification and Assessment

When you’re serious about cybersecurity and DoD RMF compliance, trust our experience and accreditations in helping government agencies and the contractors who serve them maintain IT compliance standards. We can help you:

  • Transition your compliance program from DIACAP or DIARMF to the DoD RMF in an efficient manner

  • Tailor the RMF to your organization and align supporting functions to realize framework efficiencies.

  • Integrate the RMF with your System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and acquisition system activities.

  • Continuously monitor and assess your systems for near real-time decisions.

Explore our Cyber Engineering Services

In addition to DoD RMF compliance expertise for DoD agencies and DoD contractors, our cyber engineering experts can help you cost-efficiently plan and engineer the right architectures, software, and tools to aid in developing resilient and secure systems, including cloud and platform migrations. Rather than rip and replace, we optimize and enhance security tools across your organization to effectively leverage your existing assets and licenses.