A Playbook for Faster RMF Authorization through Teamwork

Dale Bingham
3 min readDec 15, 2023


OpenRMF Professional enables you to totally revolutionize the RMF, FedRAMP, StateRAMP and Cyber Compliance processes through automation. And it does it with collaboration across your entire team. Using the scans and data you already have.

To borrow a sports metaphor … it is a playbook for repeatable, successful RMF where everyone can see the same information. Just through their own lens, showing their role in the plays that you run and how to execute them well. And then know what is left to be done (the next play). Using the strengths of your team.

RMF + teamwork + automation = faster ATO

Current Application of Risk Management Framework (RMF)

Most current work performing the RMF process is difficult, disjointed, and massively manual. And groups still think “throwing people at the problem” to get more work done will solve the issues.

It will not.

We need a fresh look at this process.

We need to do proper cyber compliance to start. On the way to better cyber hygiene. So we can put better cyber security in place. And we need to get people and IT systems into this decade around automation, API integration, and sharing data to do it properly.

Throwing people at the workload of RMF does not make it better — it may make it worse

Transform how you look at RMF

Enter OpenRMF Professional — a collaborative solution to ingest cyber compliance data, aggregate it, and then correlate it through a single pane of glass.

Automatically track open vulnerabilities, link to a live POAM, generate compliance, answer data calls. And track proper configuration management on changes, scans, uploads, and data while doing it.

And do it with hyper automation wherever you can.

Automate your scans and push data to OpenRMF Professional with our API. Integrate with reporting applications and other best-of-breed cyber tools and solutions. And allow your team to do their part for successful RMF.

And understand their part in the process as well. All at the same time.

Automate Tasks, Use Information and Skills Instead

By automating the checklist data from scans, tracking trends, generating quick answers to data calls and automating the POAM, you free up your personnel to do the skilled jobs they love to do.

Tasks such as uploading scans, tracking vulnerability numbers, updating POAMs, generating reports, even generating a PPTX summary can now be automated through OpenRMF Professional. That frees up your top talent (who are not cheap) to do hard skilled jobs based on the data and information generated and aggregated for them automatically.

And basing their decisions and actions on information from real scans equals more truthful data and a better glimpse into your RMF package, status, and work left to do for authorization and continuous monitoring as well.

See For Yourself

Evaluate OpenRMF Professional for yourself and see how it helps you and your team perform better, structured RMF process. And achieve a faster ATO through automation. With consistent, repeatable results. Using the same team. With a LOT LESS stress on them! And letting your cyber engineers be engineers, not cyber administrators and documentation specialists.

You can download a prebuilt OVA to quickly stand up a virtual machine on your computer or network. Or you can download the installation and set it up yourself on your own equipment.

We give you a 30-day license that fully unlocks the power of OpenRMF Professional. Check out our documentation, blogs, YT videos or even schedule a demo or quick conversation on your use cases and questions.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain! Time is one of our most valuable resources. As are the people on your team. Get them the solution they need.

Get them OpenRMF Professional.



Dale Bingham

CEO of Soteria Software. Developer on OpenRMF. Software Geek by trade. Father of three daughters. Husband. Love new tech where it fits. Follow at @soteriasoft