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December 2018

OMB Memo M-19-03 “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Agencies by enhancing the High Value Asset Program”

From: Office of Management and Budget


This memorandum provides guidance on the enhancement ofthe High Value Asset (HV A) program operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in coordination with the Office of Management and Budget (0MB). It outlines expectations for the following areas:

  • Establishing Enterprise HVA Governance;
  • Improving the Designation ofHVAs;
  • Implementing Data-Driven HV A Prioritization;
  • Increasing the Trustworthiness1 ofHVAs; • Protecting Privacy and HVAs; and
  • Defining HVA Reporting, Assessment, and Remediation Requirements.