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Business Support Systems (BSS) Security Assessment and Authorization Status Report as of December 4, 2019

This report indicates the progress of each EIS contractor’s BSS FISMA Security Assessment & Authorization (A&A).  EIS requires a “moderate” authorization as defined in FIPS 199, NIST SP 800-60 and GSA Policies and Procedures.  The Process begins with the contractor’s completion of all required documentation, along with security vulnerability and system compliance scans. Upon GSA’s acceptance of the documentation and security scans, GSA’s Security Assessment Team conducts a Security A&A Initiation meeting with the contractor. The Initiation meeting officially starts the Security A&A process in accordance with the EIS contract. It is followed by review and acceptance of the Security Assessment and Authorization package by GSA, and issuance of the Authority to Operate (ATO) by GSA’s Authorizing Official (AO).

 

Each EIS contractor must receive an ATO before its system can be put into operation.

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aramey
We are preparing a final chart and will post it to the EIS web page when it has been completed
deborah.diamond
Hi - Would it be possible to update the Authority to Operate since all have achieved the ATO? The document Security_A_&_A_Status_External_Report_12042019.docx does not reflect that.Is this information published elsewhere that shows it is completed? Thank you.
aramey
All EIS contractors have achieved Authority to Operate. Therefore, we are no longer publishing this status report
deborah.diamond
HI - When will the next update be distributed concerning the BSS Status Report? Thank you.
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