Editor’s Note: Memorandum M-17-06, Policies for Federal Agency Public Websites and Digital Services, signed the Director of OMB, the Administrator of OIRA, and the Federal CIO is available here. Below is an excerpt. Cross-posted from OIRA Watch.
From: The White House
11. Ensure Information Quality and Accuracy
The Internet enables agencies to communicate information quickly and easily to a wide audience, which, while of great benefit to society, also increases the potential harm that can result from disseminating incorrect information. Taking this into account, information disseminated from Federal Government websites and digital services, or from third-party services on behalf of the Government, is expected to be authoritative and reliable.
Editor’s Note: The complete OMB Memorandum M-16-21 is available here. Below is an excerpt.
From: Office of Management and Budget | Memorandum M-16-21
By Tony Scott, United States Chief Information Officer and Anne E. Rung, United States Chief Acquisition Officer
This policy will accomplish the following objectives:
• Provide a policy to agencies 19 on considerations that must be made prior to acquiring any custom-developed code;
• Require agencies to obtain appropriate Government data rights to custom-developed code, including at a minimum, rights to Government-wide reuse and rights to modify the code. Agencies shall make such custom-developed code broadly available across the Federal Government, subject to limited exceptions;20
From: The White House
by Tony Scott, Howard Shelanski, Anne Rung, Marc Groman
Summary: Today, OMB is releasing an update to Circular A-130, the Federal Government’s governing document for the management of Federal information resources.
PRESIDENTIAL POLICY DIRECTIVE/PPD-41
SUBJECT: United States Cyber Incident Coordination
The advent of networked technology has spurred innovation, cultivated knowledge, encouraged free expression, and increased the Nation’s economic prosperity. However, the same infrastructure that enables these benefits is vulnerable to malicious activity, malfunction, human error, and acts of nature, placing the Nation and its people at risk. Cyber incidents are a fact of contemporary life, and significant cyber incidents are occurring with increasing frequency, impacting public and private infrastructure located in the United States and abroad.
Editor’s Note: A pdf of the complete Memorandum including the attachments is available here.
From: Executive Office of the President | The Office of Management and Budget
August 5, 2005
MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF ALL DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
FROM: Joshua B. Bolten, Director
SUBJECT: Implementation of Home land Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12 – Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors
On August 27, 2004, the President signed HSPD-12 “Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors” (the Directive). The Directive requires the development and agency implementation of a mandatory, government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification for Federal employees and contractors. As required by the Directive, the Department of Commerce issued Federal Information Processing Standard 201 (the Standard). This memorandum provides implementing instructions for the Directive and the Standard.
Editor’s Note: OMB Memorandum M-16-04, Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP) for the Federal Civilian Government, is attached here. Below is a brief excerpt.
The CSIP is the result of a comprehensive review of the Federal Government’s cybersecurity policies, procedures, and practices by the Sprint Team. The goal was to identify and address critical cybersecurity gaps and emerging priorities, and make specific recommendations to address those gaps and priorities. The CSIP will strengthen Federal civilian cybersecurity through the following five objectives:
1) Prioritized Identification and Protection of high value information and assets;