North America Government Ecosystem

North America Government Ecosystem

Software to simplify risk management

Demonstrate risk management excellence

With Sword Active Risk Manager, you can ensure that all your projects are managed in one system with a single view of risk.

Trusted by leading organizations

Canadian Space Agency

The Risk Management software standard

Active Risk Manager (ARM) from Sword GRC enables and supports risk management throughout North America Government Agencies, and Aerospace and Defense organizations. These include organizations such as:

  • DOE National Laboratories
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Energy
  • US Department of Defense
    • US Air Force
    • US Army
    • US Space Force
  • Canadian Space Agency
  • Infrastructure Ontario
  • Metrolinx
  • BAE Systems
  • Curtiss-Wright
  • EADS
  • Elbit Systems
  • General Dynamics
  • Moog Aerospace
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Oshkosh
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • SAIC
  • Thales
  • SeaSpan

How can Sword GRC help you?

Aerospace & Defense organizations face some of the most complex risk management requirements. Whether it is enterprise risk management or project risk management, having a single view of risk across projects, programs, and the entire organization is essential to understanding how your organization is operating. Projects need to be able to deliver on time, on budget and perfectly to specification – without exception. Across the organization, performance excellence is more important now than it has ever been and every organization needs to know where their biggest risks lie.

Active Risk Manager (ARM) is the de facto standard for the aerospace & defense industry

ARM meets all DoD requirements for qualitative and quantitative risk management

  • DOD RIO Guide
  • DoDi 5000.02
  • OMB and GAO guidelines
  • AS 9100
  • DoD IMP/IMS Prep and Use Guide
  • AFMC Pamphlet 63-5 IMP/IMS Guidance
  • AF Pamphlet 63-128
  • AFI 63-121
  • AFI 91-202
  • AFI 63-101/20-101
  • MIL Standard 882D
  • DI-MGMT-81650 – IMSANSI 748 Risk Management Requirements
  • NIST Risk Management Framework
  • AS90-100
  • DAU Guidelines
  • ISO 31000

Risk management groups require a common platform to bring together the various tools and information processes that would be flexible enough to support local working practices. As well as managing enterprise risk globally, ARM is suitable for managing risk within projects while being compatible with standards.

ARM provides a comprehensive, real-time view of risk spanning your entire portfolio of programs. Supporting features include the reassessment of risks and roll-up to the organizational level.

Communication and collaboration of up-to-date risk data are vital to reducing the impact of risks. ARM enables organizations to easily organize program risk management processes through one comprehensive system. It does this by making it easier to identify and share best practices that eliminate complex spreadsheets. It also supports unique risk management profiles for different program requirements.

ARM has a unique security matrix that that allows participation in the risk management process at the level of detail and security based on the organization’s requirements. Granular roll-based access to risk, project, and program area based on security rights granted by the administrator.

Reduce unanticipated costs and schedule slippages – ARM provides a full lifecycle risk management system to proactively identify and analyze risk at the beginning of a program or project. It delivers real-time data to all stakeholders from proposal through to completion and can be used to create accurate risk-adjusted schedules and complete Schedule Risk Assessments (SRAs).


Explore What We Do Better

Active Risk Manager provides a range of features that are all targeted to help you manage risk better. Designed with business users in mind, the software offers different interfaces to cater to different users, whether you are a risk manager or a risk owner.

Risk Express

An interface delivering more control and flexibility in the risk management process


Visualize your risk information with configurable dashboards


Improve communication of risk and help identify critical weaknesses in your control framework

One comprehensive risk management system encompassing:

Enterprise Risk Management

Compliance & Audit Management

Incident Management

Program Risk Management

Issue & Opportunity Management

Schedule & Cost Risk Analysis

ARM User Role Series: Risk Manager

This video covers the following topics:

  • Organizing and displaying risks, issues, and opportunities
  • Filtering risk data and stakeholder views
  • Using summary risks and relating common risks
  • Alternative views of risk impacts
  • Linking related information to risks

ARM User Role Series: Risk Owner

This video covers the following topics:

  • An introduction to the ARM Risk Express interface
  • View Options (risk + mitigation grid, tile view, “risk on a page”)
  • Viewing + editing risk data in risk express
  • Running reports from risk express
  • “A day in the life” of a “light-touch-user”

ARM User Role Series: Risk Analysis (Part I)

This video covers the following topics:

  • Quantitative data that feeds the analysis process
  • Roll-up views of cost exposure +other quantitative risk impacts
  • Time-based view of upcoming risks and mitigation spend

ARM User Role Series: Risk Analysis (Part II)

This video covers the following topics:

  • Built-in monte carlo simulation analysis (cost analysis)
  • Schedule risk analysis

ARM User Role Series: Risk Monitoring & Oversight

This video covers the following topics:

  • An introduction to ARM reporting
  • Examples of standard + custom reports
  • Different options for launching reports
  • ARM alerts + ARM configuration
  • An overview of ARM dashboards


Sword GRC is the proven choice for A&D companies

We work with customers across the globe and are proud to have helped industry leaders globally manage their risk with Sword Active Risk Manager.


Learn about the USAF’s goals for accelerating communication of key risks to reduce exposure


Elbit could see how an enhanced tool like ARM would help them manage and handle risks better – the multi-level reporting captured thier interest


NASA uses Sword Active Risk Manager across the Agency on different sized projects and by various functional groups because of its configurability

We are ready to be your risk partner

Get in touch today to speak to one of our consultants about your requirements.


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