S.3474 - FISMA Act of 2008

A bill to amend title 44, United States Code, to enhance information security of the Federal Government, and for other purposes. view all titles (5)

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  • Short: FISMA Act of 2008 as reported to senate.
  • Short: Federal Information Security Management Act of 2008 as reported to senate.
  • Official: A bill to amend title 44, United States Code, to enhance information security of the Federal Government, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Federal Information Security Management Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: FISMA Act of 2008 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Federal Information Security Management Act of 2008 or the FISMA Act of 2008 - Amends federal law relating to information security to require federal agencies to perform an independent audit of their information security programs to determine their effectiveness (current law requires an ind

Official Summary

Federal Information Security Management Act of 2008 or the FISMA Act of 2008 - Amends federal law relating to information security to require federal agencies to perform an independent audit of their information security programs to determine their effectiveness (current law requires an independent evaluation).Requires each federal agency to designate a Chief Information Security Officer to protect the agency's information security network. Establishes a Chief Information Security Officers Council to assist such Officers in developing best practices and performance measures for agency information security.Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to promulgate information security regulations governing contracts between the federal government and private entities.Requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to report annually to specified congressional committees on operational evaluations and testing protocols relating to information security networks.

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