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Census Bureau Wants to Build AI Bot to Accelerate ATO Processing

The Census Bureau aims to develop an artificial intelligence-based tool to streamline and speed up the process to grant authority to operate for new systems and applications, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The effort is being led by the Census FISMAtic team. Officials said the AI bot would work like the Clippy automated assistant that supported Microsoft Office products from 1997 to 2007.

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Air Force Looks to Use Fast-Track ATO to Accelerate Cloud Migration

The U.S. Air Force expects the new streamlined process to secure the authorization to operate certification will allow the service to move up to 100 applications to the cloud in 2019, FCW reported Friday. Bill Marion, deputy chief information officer of Air Force, said the Fast-Track ATO pilot announced that it only takes six to 18 months to obtain a certification in March.

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Navy Moves Forward in Improving Access to Sailor Data

The U.S. Navy secured an Authorization to Operate for its Sea Warrior Program, allowing the service to employ new cloud technologies in the Authoritative Data Environment. ADE allows personnel in the field to analyze data in a development testing environment before sharing it to the fleet, the Navy said Tuesday. Sailors currently use multiple computer systems to transfer information, which has high risk of moving inconsistent data from one system to another during the process. 

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Fast Track Authority Helps Air Force Deploy, Secure IT Systems

The U.S. Air Force continues to implement a new process that reduces the time required for securing authority to operate information technology tools from a year to just weeks, FedScoop reported Monday. The service is using Fast Track ATO that Matt Donovan, undersecretary for the branch, unveiled in March to allow officials to speed up deployment and assessment of new software and systems. 

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CenturyLink Becomes First Vendor to Receive Authority in GSA Infrastructure Contract

CenturyLink became the first supplier to receive authority to operate (ATO) under the General Services Administration’s 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program. EIS is  an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) program that provides federal agencies with the flexibility and agility to migrate to modern communications and IT services that meet strict government security standards.

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GSA’s 18F Integrates ‘Agile’ Methods Into IT Security Certification Process

The General Services Administration’s 18F organization has developed a security certification process for government information technology systems through the use of agile development methods, Nextgov reported Tuesday. 18F’s agile-based authority-to-operate process aims to apply an iterative approach to IT security authorizations and place security work at the start of a project. …

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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Creates Playbook to Help Accelerate Agency Cloud Adoption

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has created a playbook meant to help agencies navigate through the government’s cloud authorization process, GCN Magazine reported Monday. The FedRAMP Agency Authorization Playbook describes three phases of the authority-to-operate process, as well as the roles cloud service providers, agencies and third-party assessment …

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Marine Corps Facility Authorized to Operate Manufacturing Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Network

The Fleet Readiness Center East at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point has received authorization to operate its manufacturing Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Network that works to support the fleet’s manufacturing activities. The manufacturing network consists of systems from the industrial execution and quality assurance departments and provides connectivity between …

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