Navy Provides the Source Code For STIG SCA Scanner to Ignyte for fixing the CMMC Market
“Currently, SCC is used by over 2000 government employees across 200 plus agencies and is used to audit computers to determine if they are compliant with Department of Defense (DoD) security requirements,” said Jack Vander Pol, SCC team lead with NIWC Atlantic. “The Navy is SCC’s largest end user with over 600 registered users. The software is used by NIWC [Atlantic] staff to perform risk management framework (RMF) validation and by system administrators across the U.S. Navy to perform self-assessments.”
The licensing partnership with the Navy will allow the Ignyte team to integrate SCAP with the existing open source ecosystem to bring the capability to a broader set of potential customers that serve the military.
“We can now integrate proven technology into the cyber risk management platform that we offer to our clients, many who already provide services to the federal government,” said Max Aulakh, president of Ignyte. “This strengthens our working relationship with the Navy and Department of Defense and also allows our clients to better support the federal government and meet its security standards.”
The NIWC Atlantic team works closely with industry partners such as Ignyte to develop and enhance existing capabilities required for the defense industrial base. This integration will accelerate the adoption of Cyber Security Maturity Model (CMMC), Open Security Control Assessment Language (OSCAL), SCAP and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Program.
Capt. Nicole Nigro, NIWC Atlantic commanding officer, signed the software license agreement on behalf of the U.S. Navy on Jan. 18, 2023.
“Agreements like these show how private industry can become instrumental partners in further developing products and technologies that allow companies to easily and more securely work with the federal government,” Nigro said. “We are proud to see the work of our talented engineers expand to have a broader impact in support of the national security mission.”
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