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Administration Releases Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) Annual Report to Congress

Today the Administration released the Fiscal Year 2016 FISMA Annual Report to Congress.  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) publishes this report annually and in accordance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014, Pub. L. No. 113-283, § 3553 (Dec. 18, 2014) (codified at 44 U.S.C. § 3553). OMB obtained information from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Chief Information Officers and Inspectors General from across the Executive Branch to compile this report. This report primarily includes Fiscal Year 2016 data reported by agencies to OMB and DHS on or before November 13, 2016 in accordance with 44 U.S.C. § 3553.

This year’s Annual Report structure “promotes transparency and enhances accessibility to information on the unique missions, resources, and challenges of each agency” by providing agency-specific narratives titled “Cybersecurity Performance Summaries.” These narratives contain four sections: CIO Assessment, IG Assessment, CrossAgency Priority (CAP) Goal Metrics, and U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) Incidents.


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