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News | April 13, 2021

The National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) celebrates Its 2nd Anniversary

The National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS), the official database of record for government and cleared industry members engaged in the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Assessment & Authorization (A&A) process has reached a significant milestone with their 2nd Anniversary on May 6, 2021. This anniversary announcement comes as NISP eMASS reports a record landmark with 1,502 eMASS Containers; 3, 700 users; and 6,292 systems. These numbers continue to grow every single day. NISP eMASS is the second largest instance within the Department of Defense as the Navy holds the record having been in use over 8 years. NISP eMASS maintains its positive impact based on relationships built by the Information Systems Security Professionals and Team Leads that work on a daily basis with both government and cleared industry users.

Continued strong partnerships with DISA enabled the small NISP Authorization Office (NAO) NISP eMASS Team to create efficiencies by publishing user guidelines, working on deploying updates efficiently, and evaluating how to bring new partners onto the eMASS application.

"May 6 celebrates/marks another successful year for NISP eMASS," said David Scott, newly selected NAO. "Working closely w/DISA on system enhancements and our relationships has resulted in several upgrades including a future deployment that will reflect the significant implementation of NIST 800-53 reversion 5. At the same time, we continue investing in and training our field ISSP teams and providing them with tailored solutions which closely match our users evolving needs."

The NAO would like to take this opportunity to thank our DCSA partners and specifically the OCIO for their continued efforts and support. This milestone would not be possible without their cooperation. NAO is looking forward to another year of growth and enhanced operations.