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What is FISMA?

FISMA is the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002. It was passed as Title III of the E-Government Act (Public Law 107-347) in December 2002. FISMA requires each federal agency to develop, document, and implement an agency-wide program to provide information security for the information and information systems that support the operations and assets of the agency, including those provided or managed by another agency, contractor, or other source.

FISMA Establishes:

  • Specific requirements for security programs
  • Specific documentation, policies, and procedures
  • Defined processes and controls required for FISMA secure computing per NIST 800-53, a national security standard

FISMA Building Blocks

For additional information on FISMA, please visit the following websites or view the following documents:

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