Thursday, July 11, 2013


Yesterday the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced that it had rejected the submission of the DHS information collection request for their Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) Officer Self-Assessment Questionnaire. There is no reason given beyond the stock phrase ‘improperly submitted’.

This may have something to do with the problems I noted with the 30-day ICR notice in the Federal Register.

As I noted in my post about the 60-day ICR notice this is a potentially important part of the DHS effort to protect PCII information voluntarily submitted by the private sector. This assessment of State and local government actions to safeguard PCII shared to them by the federal government is long overdue in my opinion.

BTW: My other complaint about this ICR submission has now been dealt with. A copy of the actual survey document is now downloadable. Of course, it may be changed by the time NPPD gets around to re-submitting this ICR.

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