Wednesday, February 4, 2015

ISCD Updates CFATS Fact Sheet

This morning the folks at DHS Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) published the latest CFATS update covering data from January. The number of approved and authorized site security plans at CFATS facilities continues to increase.

The number of covered facilities continues to decline and ISCD still fails to provide any composite data on the reasons for facilities being removed from program coverage.

The only part of this fact sheet that actually changes from month to month is the sidebar that includes the statistics. The bulk of the sheet is verbiage that describes the program basics. Until December the lack of change in that verbiage was not a real issue. But with the passage of HR 4007 last December there are a number of impending changes to the CFATS program. It would be nice if ISCD were to use this update to explain some of those changes, particularly those that effect whether or not the currently approve SSPs will have to be re-approved.

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