Chapter 2

FISMA Trickles into the Private Sector

Abstract

Congress always intended for private companies with federal government contracts to comply with FISMA. Since the enactment of FISMA, a number of initiatives address this area. Government contracting officers are using FISMA-specific contracting language. The General Services Administration established common contract language to support FISMA compliance. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memorandum, M-09-29 established five categories of Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) required to comply with FISMA. In effect, any organization that stores or transmits government-owned data is required to comply with FISMA including State and Local Governments. Inspector Generals are increasingly ...

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