Department of Defense


Software to simplify risk management

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

The Risk Management Software Standard

Active Risk Manager (ARM) from Sword GRC sets the standard in risk management throughout the US Department of Defense and the UK Ministry of Defence. Programs such as US Airforce, US Army and US Airforce, along with NATO, are all supported by Defense Prime Contractors including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, General Dynamics, EADS, Moog Aerospace, Raytheon, Pratt & Whitney, Elbit Systems, Oshkosh, Curtis-Wright and Thales.

How can Sword GRC help you?

In the aerospace and defense industries, today’s contractors face increasing competition for fewer funded programs. Those firms that win need to be able to deliver on time, on budget and perfectly to specification – without exception. Reputation for performance excellence is more important now than it has ever been. Best-in-class organizations are able to meet such challenging commitments while maintaining profit levels despite taking on fewer programs. How can your company be more successful in program acuiqisition whilst maintaining profitability?

One comprehensive system encompassing

Program Management

Margin Improvement

Incident Management

Portfolio Management

Compliance Management

Schedule and Cost Risk Analysis


Explore What We Are Doing Better

Upgrade to Active Risk Manager 2020. This major upgrade to Active Risk Manager provides a range of increased usability features. Designed with business users in mind it offers six significant areas of enhancement:


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

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A completely new, intuitive custom reporting tool for business users.

Risk Express

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

Maximum Forseeable Loss

A new method for prioritizing your risks based on the worst-case scenario.

Formula Based Scoring

Enhance your risk assessment models through a customizable risk level formula for Health & Safety, Cyber Risk and more.
Active Risk Manager is the de facto standard for aerospace, defense and intelligence agencies.

It meets all DoD requirements for qualitative and quantitative risk management.

  • DoD 5000 Series
  • OMB and GAO guidelines
  • AS 9100
  • DoD IMP/IMS Prep and Use Guide
  • AF Pamphlet 63-5 IMP/IMS Guidance
  • AF Pamphlet 63-128
  • DI-MGMT-81650 – IMS
  • ANSI 748 Risk Management Requirements
  • NIST Risk Management Standard
  • AS90-100
  • DAU guidelines
  • ISO 31000

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).

ARM provides a comprehensive, real-time view of risk spanning your entire portfolio of programs.

ARM makes it easier to identify and share best practices by providing a system of record for risk management, eliminating complex spreadsheets.

Demonstrate and share an integrated risk management approach with your customers, many of whom use ARM.

Many programs are of an international nature, and thus ITAR security requirements apply. ARM has a unique security matrix that allows international participation in your ROM process whilst fulfilling your ITAR obligations.


We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

We work with customers across the globe and are proud to have helped industry leaders globally manage their risk with a Sword GRC product.


Elbit Systems

Lockheed Martin


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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