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ITS, Research Holding FISMA Information Sessions

Information Technology Services (ITS), in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), will host two Brown Bag presentations about SLU’s FISMA environment.

David Maddox, chief information security officer, Matthew Christian, associate vice president and chief of staff for research, and Tim Toennies, manager of business intelligence and DBA services, enterprise products group in ITS, will give the presentations.

The Brown Bags will be held on:

  • Thursday, Dec. 7, noon to 12:30 p.m., Room 113, Learning Resource Center
  • Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., Room 374, Wool Center

The presentations will be beneficial for researchers competing for grants and contracts from certain federal organizations, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) or the National Institutes of Health (NIH), that might require researchers to abide by regulations set forth in the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA). SLU’s virtual FISMA-compliant computing environment and infrastructure provides highly-secured computing-servers, database instances, and data storage. It ensures the protection of highly-sensitive research data (social security numbers, electronic health records, etc.) created, used or stored by the University’s research departments.

For questions about SLU’s FISMA environment, please visit the Web site, contact a grant administrator or the Research Technology Group or learn more about FISMA.