Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) of 2014 requires federal agencies to develop, document, and implement an agency-wide program to provide information security for the information and systems that support the operations and assets of the agency, including those provided or managed by another agency, contractor, or other sources.
Our A&A Services
In the Initiation Phase, the policy analyst (OCIO) analyzes the security documentation supporting the information system. The purpose of the initiation phase is to ensure that the Authorizing Official (AO) and the client's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) are in agreement with the contents of the System Security Plan (SSP). In the Initiation Phase we review or update the following documentation:
The assessment is a comprehensive analysis of the management, operational, and technical security controls in an information system, made in support of A&A. The purpose of our assessment is to determine if the controls are implemented correctly, operating as intended and producing the desired control described in the System Security Plan. Activities include:
ATO is the official management decision given by a senior agency official to authorize operation of an information system and to explicitly accept the risk to agency operations, agency assets, or individuals based on the implementation of an agreed-upon set of security controls. Activities include:
Customized A&A Services
OCIO offers customized A&A services to include:
In addition to the basic A&A package, OCIO can provide assistance creating or updating the following:
No separate contract is required.
No sole source justification is required.
The OCIO ISSLOB COE is positioned to provide A&A services to DOI and federal government agencies. As an OMB designated ISSLOB, work is initiated through an Inter-Agency Agreement (IAA) with the Interior Business Center Line of Business.
The IAA will reference an agreed upon Memorandum of Understanding, with supporting Proposal, Statement of Work and Rules of Engagement documents. Authority Under Which A&A is Provided: Economy Act — 31 USC 1535 and Working Capital Fund, 43 USC 1467, 1468.
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