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DISA Develops, Implements Application for Automated Authorization of System Access Requests

The Defense Information Systems Agency has developed and implemented a program to automate the authorization of systems access requests.

DISA’s Ecosystem Cyber Services Line of Business created the System Access Management application in aims to automate the process for the Defense Department‘s Form 2875: System Authorization Access Request, the agency said Tuesday.

The agency has recently completed the creation of accounts and process access requests for around 6,000 DISA personnel who can use the application for systems such as those on the Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network and the Secure Internet Protocol Router Network.

The SAM module is integrated into the Enterprise Security Posture System and features auto-population of information for subsequent entries and form data storage that allows the creation of reports to address insider threat vulnerabilities.

DISA expects the application to reduce the request process to days or minutes and facilitate the elimination of paper use and form transfers through email and local access databases and shared drives.

Teams from the agency’s computing ecosystem will work for the continuous development of the module that includes compliance with the requirement to revalidate privileged system accounts every 90 days.

The agency intends to open SAM for its mission partners by summer.

DISA currently develops a dashboard for the accreditation of mission partners and for the creation of reports on real-time user access to systems.

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