Editor’s Note: See, Why OIRA Needs to Coordinate Federal Cyber Security Regulation.
By Sara Friedman
As state governments continue to consolidate their IT operations to reduce costs, they are faced with disparate cybersecurity compliance requirements that impede their progress. These mandates — and accompanying audits — for individual agency IT environments’ compliance with federal standards strains states’ limited staff resources and finances.
On Nov. 6, the National Governors Association and National Association of State Chief Information Officers sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney asking OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to work with two groups to harmonize federal cybersecurity regulations and standardize the federal audit process.