Xacta upgrades to handle new DIACAP

Jan. 23, 2008 at 12:04 PM
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ASHBURN, Va., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Virginia-based Xacta Corp. announced it has updated its processes to handle the new Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process.

Xacta is a federal contractor that provides organizations with compliance assistance regarding U.S. Department of Defense information security mandates. The assistant secretary of defense for networks and information integration recently released a final version of DIACAP replacing the interim version.

Company officials say its trademarked Xacta IA Manager is an effort to streamline and automate the DIACAP and Department of Defense certification and accreditation processes. "It (Xacta IA Manager) helps organizations select the appropriate security controls, and then it presents the associated validation procedures for the Department of Defense 8500.2 controls so the program can evaluate the controls in line with DIACAP's guidance," the release said.

"The final version of DIACAP includes a few changes to the system identification profile, DIACAP implementation plan and scorecard compared to the interim version," David Wilson, Xacta Information Assurance Solutions vice president of product management, said in a statement.

"Xacta IA Manager provides new templates that incorporate the changes for our customers. Xacta IA Manager generates DIACAP-compliant certification and accreditation documentation with no real impact on the customer. So if Department of Defense program is upgrading from the Interim DIACAP, we can help it quickly align its certification and accreditation processes with the newly minted procedures."

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