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IT Regulatory Compliance in North America by Alan Calder

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CHAPTER 11: FEDERAL INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT ACT (‘FISMA’)

The E-Government Act 2002 recognized the importance of information security to the economic and national security interests of the United States.

Title III of the E-Government Act, entitled ‘Federal Information Security Management Act’ (‘FISMA’), requires each federal agency to develop, document and implement an agency-wide program to provide information security for the information and information systems that support the operations and assets of the agency, including those provided or managed by any other agency, contractor or other source.

FISMA, along with the Paperwork Reduction Act 1995 and the Information Technology Management Reform Act 1996, explicitly emphasizes a ...

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