Leading the United States Coast Guard (USCG) from DIACAP to RMF
The mandated transition from Defense Information Assurance and Certification Process (DIACAP) to the Risk Management Framework (RMF) frameworks was a government-wide initiative. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) retained NetCentrics to deliver RMF architecture.
NetCentrics’ Cyber Information Assurance Team led the complicated undertaking. The mission required securing and standardizing data transmission. The primary goal was interoperability across the USCG and outside partners.
For example, the NetCentrics team enhanced security by processing 400+ authorization packages for Classified LAN and Sensitive-But-Unclassified environments. We also implemented a risk-scoring model. This improves risk vulnerability reporting to the Special Command Aide (SCA) and Assignment Officer (AO). The model provides risk indicators and thresholds based on United States’ Defense Information Security Agency (DISA) criteria. These upgrades provide real-time metrics mapped to authorization timelines.
NetCentrics enabled USCG to be the first U.S. armed service to complete the transition to RMF. This was a heroic effort by a fantastic group of cyber professionals. The project required deep expertise and a collaborative attitude, demonstrated consistently both internally and externally.
NetCentrics enabled USCG to be the first U.S. armed service to complete the transition to RMF.