[ISN] NIST helps on security budgets
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Fri Jul 9 06:48:26 EDT 2004
By Florence Olsen
July 8, 2004
Agency officials struggling to include information-security outlays in
their budget requests may find help in a publication released today by
the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
The draft document, NIST Special Publication 800-65, presents seven
steps to ensure that information technology budget requests meet the
requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act of
Under FISMA, federal agencies must make information security planning
part of their capital budgeting process for the first time. NIST
technical experts wrote the new document to help agencies identify
high-priority security needs that should get priority funds.
NIST officials will accept comments on the document though Aug. 12 at
sec-cpic at nist.gov.
Draft Special Publication 800-65, Integrating Security into the
Capital Planning and Investment Control Process
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