Sentar Wins Multiple FORUM Health IT Innovation Awards

Huntsville, AL – May 23, 2023 – Sentar Inc. (Sentar), a women-owned business specializing in advanced cybersecurity and intelligence solutions and technology, has been selected by FORUM (formerly FedHealthIT) as a 2023 FORUM Health IT Award recipient in collaboration with the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) and Defense Health Agency (DHA). Selected by a panel of peers for driving innovation across the Federal Health Community, Sentar is being recognized for two programs: 1) NIWC Atlantic Defense Health IT (DHIT) Joint Operational Medical Information System (JOMIS) Risk Management Support and 2) NIWC Atlantic DHIT Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Program Office (PO) Support.

NIWC Atlantic DHIT Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Program Office (PO) Support

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) has been undergoing significant enterprise changes, requiring new approaches to accomplish Risk Management Framework (RMF) activities. Each medical enterprise system offers distinct capabilities, involving an in-depth RMF evaluation while pursuing an Authorization to Operate (ATO) on the enterprise network. Sentar’s collaboration with NIWC Atlantic, Enterprise RM Program Office Support, innovates processes to capture risk data, create shared artifacts, and build custom security plans using automation for over 140 unique system enclaves. The ERM PO Support Team created mechanisms to accelerate ATO periods for enclaves and medical devices alike while also delivering services compliant within DoD RMF constraints. This Team’s achievements differentiate them as a catalyst for continuous Enterprise Risk Management.

NIWC Atlantic DHIT Joint Operational Medical Information System (JOMIS) Risk Management Support

The Joint Operational Medical Information System (JOMIS) RMF Support Team consistently innovates processes to meet the increasing demand of rapid acquisition and securely provisioned systems. NIWC Atlantic’s DHIT JOMIS Risk Management Support Team has developed a pathway to combine both acquisition and authorization processes into a flexible and comprehensive agile approach that allows for development and accreditation of systems within constrained timelines. The JOMIS RM Team’s innovative process adapts the DoD Risk Management Framework to a fast-paced operations environment while simultaneously targeting software development to deployment initiatives.  

“Both award-winning teams, the ERM PO Support Team and the JOMIS RMF Support Team, are the result of the alignment of Sentar’s mission with the goals of NIWC Atlantic,” said April Nadeau, Senior Vice President of Sentar. “Most importantly, both programs achieved milestones in continuous monitoring to enhance medical device security. Our valuable industry collaboration with NIWC Atlantic, as well as our continued recognition from FORUM, serves as a high standard that the Sentar team strives to uphold.”

Sentar and its government customers will be recognized at the FORUM Innovation Awards and Networking Reception to be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, from 1:30-4:30 PM ET at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

About Sentar, Inc.

Sentar is a leading cyber intelligence solutions provider focused on the National Security sector. Its cyber domain solutions blend expertise in cybersecurity, systems engineering, intelligence, and analytics into holistic solutions that combine these disciplines to deliver superior results to mission partners. Key clients include the Defense Health Agency, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and Missile Defense Agency. Sentar has offices in Huntsville, Alabama; Charleston, South Carolina; San Diego, California; Columbia, Maryland; and San Antonio, Texas. Visit for more information.


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