Obtain Authority to Operate Faster

Deliver Secure Software at Scale

Download this guide to learn how to spend less time on documentation and compliance, affording your team more time to deliver on your agency’s mission.

“DevSecOps is the only way to do business in 2021. It enables innovation by failing fast, learning fast, fixing fast, and not failing twice for the same reason.”
Nicolas Chaillan
CTO, Prevent Breach

Expert Advice on How to Attain ATO Faster

Learn how to achieve ATO faster in this article – we are talking about weeks, not months or years. Dive deeper into automation, proactive (versus reactive) identification of software security requirements, and much more.

Secure Development at Scale in the US Government

Read this whitepaper to learn what our experts reveal about accelerating secure software development and achieving Authority to Operate (ATO) faster and at scale. They will walk you through industry shifts, challenges, and what it takes to make your security efforts succeed.

“Many organizations claim they are building software using DevSecOps principles and methodologies, but when you look under the hood, you learn they are still manually configuring applications, relying on limited security scanning and integration testing, and using manual stop gaps before applications reach production.”
Hannah Hunt
Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Army Software Factory

Infographic: Shifting Security Left

US Government agencies are facing numerous challenges as they try to balance software time to market with increasingly complex security threats.


As a result of this, government agencies at all levels (federal, state, and local) are seeing the importance of “shifting left” and integrating proactive security processes earlier in the software development lifecycle.


"To what degree is "shifting security left" in the software development process a priority within your organization?"

“Shift-left is not shifting the work left; it’s shifting the understanding of the work being done to the left. By doing this, fewer mistakes are made, more impactful changes occur, and the overall time to deployment decreases.”
Ian Anderson
Lead DevSecOps Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren

Achieving Rapid or Continuous

Duration: 25 minutes 

What you’ll learn in this course: 

1. Why would you need an ATO and the regulations surrounding the risk framework

2. The process you need to follow to acquire an ATO faster while not compromising on the risk factors

3. How you can effectively get an ATO in the DevSecOps world where you must reduce redundant controls and inefficiencies


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“Traditional ATO processes require a more-or-less freeze on development during testing. Then updates and changes have to be assessed and documented prior to release to production, which causes further delays.”
Tom Marlow
Managing Director, Dark Wolf Solutions

Obtain Authority to Operate (ATO) faster and deliver secure software at scale.

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