Assessment & Authorization


Slate’s team is known for our extensive experience performing Assessment & Authorizations (A&A) for federal and government agencies—including U.S. intelligence agencies. We use a systematic approach that incorporates the Risk Management Framework (RMF) to ensure compliance for your organization. Once certified that the program has incorporated the proper level of security controls along with developing the related security documentation to protect their system, an Authorization to Operate (ATO) is granted. This ATO will provide other agencies, along with the owners of the data within the program, the assurance that the program has been secured and is reliable. Once ATO is achieved, federal agencies will be allowed to share data amongst other agencies.

Slate ensures federal agencies retain ATO and maintain the appropriate security posture through Continuous Monitoring, which promotes a robust patching and evaluation process to validate that the security controls are still working at their highest levels.


Audits for Non-Federal Organizations

For organizations that fall outside of the federal government, Slate offers the same high-level Risk Management Framework (RMF) through our Audit service. Our team performs audits for organizations to determine where their security systems are deficient and how to mitigate these deficiencies.