We need better C&A processes

I would like to generate some discussion on the certification and accreditation processes the government uses. I am particularly interested in the Defense Department Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) guidance, which seems to me to be the bargain basement approach to certification and accreditation. Used alone, DIACAP only provides an agency with the process to achieve certification, while not addressing the ongoing analysis of new threats and vulnerabilities. In fact, most processes except the one the National Institute of Standards and Technology has provided are poorly written when it comes to risk assessment.

Anonymous
SAIC

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