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Authorization to Operate

An Authorization to Operate (ATO) is a formal declaration by a Designated Approving Authority (DAA) that authorizes operation of a Business Product and explicitly accepts the risk to agency operations. The official management decision given by a senior organizational official to authorize operation of an information system and to explicitly accept the risk to organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation based on the implementation of an agreed-upon set of security controls.


LP3 ATO subject matter experts (SMEs) will provide:

  • Complete documentation (as needed, including POA&Ms, & SSPs)
  • Incorporate applicable Risk Management Framework NIST SP 800-53 controls
  • Artifact creation & testing
  • eMASS uploads
  • Engineering Scans
    • Vulnerability assessments
  • Vulnerability scans and configuration
  • Reporting tool to support your continuous monitoring requirements
  • Track data transfers across your cd and flash drive (Link to DTA page)
  • Environment & Network Buildouts
    • SIPRNet and NIPRNet build-outs
  • Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) evaluations, in-depth Application Security assessments, and System Hardening

LP3 SMEs will help you find a cost-effective plan to engineer your software, architectures, cloud migrations, and tools to aid in developing secured systems.
We maximize and enhance your cybersecurity across your entire organization by effectively leveraging your existing assets and licenses.

We are on a mission to PROTECT your data, privacy, and infrastructure.

Let us help you keep your organization safe from a cyberattack.

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