Where to turn for help


Besides the Office of Management and Budget guidance, there are other sourcesof information about the requirements of the Government Information SecurityReform Act.

* The act itself. It's available on the CIO Council Web site (www.cio.gov/docs/NDAA2001.htm),separate from the fiscal 2001 Defense Authorization Act.

* The National Institute of Standards and Technology draft special publication,"Self-Assessment Guide for Information Technology Systems." Available atthe Computer Security Resource Center's Web site (csrc.nist.gov). A finalversion will be available soon but won't differ much from the draft.

* The CIO Council's Information Technology Security Assessment Framework.Also available on the council's site, the framework is what the NIST specialpublication builds on.

* The CIO Council's report "Securing Electronic Government." This publication,also on the council's Web site, takes a more program-oriented view at whatsecurity is necessary for different systems and services

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