OATI Successfully Completes NIST800-53 Examination

Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) successfully completes examination on and demonstrates continued compliance with National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) recommended security controls for federal information systems and organizations.

Minneapolis, MN: February 18, 2014 – OATI has successfully completed its NIST800-53 examination for the second consecutive year, attesting to the integrity and security of housed data.

National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53 (NIST800-53) sets forth recommended security controls for federal information systems and organizations. As a hosting provider for federal information systems, OATI underwent an examination in 2013. The examination, conducted by Schellman & Company, LLC, an affiliate company of BrightLine, inspected OATI Data Center operations against the NIST800-53 standards.

After a thorough examination, conducted in accordance with attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, OATI was found in compliance with applicable baseline controls across all OATI operations.
OATI software solutions have earned strong reputations for security and reliability in the North American energy industry. That strength is founded upon OATI’s continuing commitment to voluntarily undergo yearly audits to establish compliance with industry standards. Each set of standards contains specific and detailed requirements related to business processes, controls, and both cyber and physical security.

OATI provides innovative software solutions that simplify, streamline, and empower the operational tasks required in today’s energy commerce and Smart Grid. With more than 1,800 customers in North America, OATI successfully deploys large, complicated, and diverse mission-critical applications committed to industry standards and stringent North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection guidelines.

OATI ( is a leading provider of Smart Grid, Energy Trading and Risk Management, Transmission Scheduling, Congestion Management, and Market Management products and services. OATI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with an office in Redwood City, California. For more information, please contact