With each passing year, the public sector is under increasing pressure to deliver on the agency’s mission and maintain service levels, while balancing shrinking budgets. Continuing resolutions temporarily extend budgets, but without a clear picture of the future, it is nearly impossible to keep everything running smoothly. In this environment, how can you ensure the success of each of your individual programs, without schedule slippage or budget overruns? How do you identify risks across your portfolio of programs?


Active Risk understands the unique challenges faced by government entities, and has extensive experience helping our government customers manage risk. By implementing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) practices, government agencies can run more like a business and proactively manage risk across their entire portfolio of programs. Managing risks across the portfolio helps break down the inherent silos between each program to provide improved transparency across departments. It helps anticipate the impacts of short-term budgets “fixes,” enabling leaders to ensure that programs are delivered on time and within budget.


Active Risk Manager (ARM) is the de facto risk management software for civilian, intelligence and defense agencies including the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), NASA, Department of Energy (DOE), Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), National Geospatial Agency (NGA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and many others. ARM is one of the most audited risk management solutions available and is certified on most government networks – even classified programs. In addition to being listed on GSA, Active Risk was awarded a Multiple Award Schedule contract through January 2015, simplifying the procurement process.


Government agencies use ARM to comply with many regulations, including:

  • OMB300
  • OMB123
  • GAO and IG reports
  • GIPRA requirements
  • The Federal IT 25 Point Implementation Plan
  • The Federal Shared Services Initiative
  • DCA 21 Point Schedule Risk Assessment
  • Safety Management Systems (SMS)
  • Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
  • NISST 800-37 Report
  • NISST-7756


Learn more about these and others by visiting our Government Resources page.


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