ATO as a Service™ Included in ATARC Cloud Security Working Group Report

Participating in the ATARC Cloud Security Working Group Agile ATO project was a great honor! This project proves that ATO as a Service™ can be a part of an advanced Agile ATO and Zero Trust architecture for federal government.

Jasson Walker, Jr.

LARGO, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, Marcy 9, 2022 / — cFocus Software announces that ATO as a Service™ is included in the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) Cloud Security Working Group project for Agile ATO.

About the ATARC Cloud Security Working Group Agile ATO Project

In September 2019, ATARC launched the Cloud Security Working Group with representatives from private and public sector. The Group proposed a proof of concept or Agile ATO pilot that aimed to demonstrate trending technologies and concepts applied to cloud environments:

(1) Zero-Trust Architectures (ZTA) and principles,

(2) DevSecOps’ integrated processes of development and operations,

(3) agile Authorizations to Operate (ATO) through automation of the assessment and authorization (A&A) process with NIST’s OSCAL and

(4) Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) 3.0 – network requirements.

The pilot was named Orion and in 2021 it became Orion JK21. The ORION JK21 team felt strongly that being able to provide a proof of concept for each of these emerging trends would move forward cloud security and compliance automation.

ATO as a Service™’s Role in ATARC Agile ATO Project

ATO as a Service™ was used to auto-generate System Security Plans (SSPs) as part of the Agile ATO project. ATO as a Service™ utilizes the Open Security Controls Assessment Language (OSCAL) to auto-generate SSPs in a machine readable format.

For more information about OSCAL, click here.

Click here to download the report.

Want to learn more about ATO as a Service™?

Click here for a free ATO as a Service™ trial!

About cFocus Software

Established in 2006, cFocus Software has 15+ years of experience providing outstanding cybersecurity and enterprise IT solutions to civilian and DoD federal agencies.

Our exclusive ATO as a Service™ software automates FISMA/RMF/FedRAMP compliance and reporting for government agencies and cloud service providers.

Contact cFocus Software

Contact Form:



Phone: (301) 499-2650