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Pentagon issues new guidance to address industry gripes about ATO process

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Summarized by the Alliance for Fort Eisenhower
Published May 15, 2024

In direct response to recent complaints from industry officials about how the authority to operate (ATO) process is hindering rapid technology and software innovation, Department of Defense leadership issued new guidance aimed at resolving risk management and cybersecurity reciprocity challenges.

Reciprocity essentially enables federal entities to reuse another internal or external organization’s assessments to share information — and ultimately reduce associated costs in time and investments that accompany approving IT systems to operate on the information networks.

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