FISMA Compliance Services for Federal Agencies

The Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 requires that all U.S. Federal agencies implement security controls and mechanisms to protect Federal information, information systems and networks. Agencies are also required to evaluate and report on the effectiveness of these controls on a continuous and ongoing basis to support oversight and accountability across the Federal enterprise.

COACT’s risk management consultants and security analysts have proven expertise in helping Federal agencies comply with FISMA requirements to improve their security posture.  Our FISMA compliance services help agencies implement the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) in a practical, beneficial and compliant manner. Compliance and risk management support services include assistance in setting up an enterprise information security program, enhancing an already established security program, documenting security and system documentation, assessing information systems and programs, and performing continuous monitoring activities. COACT can help your organization achieve compliance to meet all of your security and risk management goals.

FISMA Consulting Services

Many organizations understand the risk and security posture of their security programs and information systems inside and out but may lack the resources needed to implement, document and evaluate the controls required for FISMA compliance. Other organizations already recognize a need for improvement and require consultation and assistance regarding how to reform their existing information security programs. COACT can coordinate with all of your security and system stakeholders to determine and clearly outline FISMA requirements, establish the necessary objectives tailored to your specific security and compliance needs, and chart and navigate the optimal path to fulfill your mission.

Our FISMA Consulting Services Include

  • Audit and optimization services for enterprise information security programs
  • Information system boundary scoping for new and existing information systems
  • Security engineering support
  • Network architecture analysis and design
  • System Development Life Cycle support
  • Enterprise contingency planning and business continuity analysis services
  • Enterprise incident response planning services
  • Security categorization of information systems and security control selection/tailoring
  • Documentation development for security policies and procedures
  • Development of system documentation and FISMA authorization packages

FISMA Assessment Services

COACT, as an accredited Third-Party Assessment Organization (3PAO), is also available to assess your organizational information systems and continuously monitor the security posture of your information security program. Our team of qualified assessors can test and evaluate the security controls implemented in your systems to provide the information needed to make critical risk-based decisions and demonstrate compliance with FISMA and other governmental regulations. COACT utilizes proven assessment methodologies and an effective Quality Management System to ensure testing is targeted, effective, and produces actionable information for Authorizing Officials and other stakeholders.

Our FISMA Assessment Services Include

  • Continuous monitoring and ongoing authorization services
  • Plan of Action and Milestone (POA&M) development and remediation recommendations
  • Stakeholder briefings/presentations and authorization recommendations
  • Gap analyses and vulnerability assessments
  • Penetration testing
  • Security control assessments

The COACT Advantage

COACT has an accomplished and extensive record of assisting Federal agencies to attain positive results, regardless of their current level of compliance with FISMA or the security status of their information systems. We apply our accredited and standardized quality-control processes to all services and deliverables we provide, ensuring every COACT client gets our absolute best during each engagement. COACT’s client-focused and results-driven approach can help your organization identify risks, implement appropriate security controls, mitigate and eliminate gaps in security, and maintain compliance with FISMA and other governmental regulations.

If you are ready to enlist COACT to support and guide your organization through all the steps required to achieve FISMA compliance and authorize your information systems, please reach out to a COACT representative using the contact form below or email