Thursday, April 21, 2011

NPPD Cyber Security Evaluation ICR – 60 Day Notice

DHS published an initial information collection request (ICR) in today’s Federal Register (76 FR 22409) to allow them to collect information in support of their new cyber security evaluation program. According to the ICR, this program was mandated by Congress in “House Report 111-298 and Senate Report 111-31” as part of an effort to develop tools for “all levels of government to complete a cyber network security assessment so that a full measure of gaps and capabilities can be completed”.

This a program targeted at government agencies (Federal, State and local) and it has no apparent affect on industry in general or specifically on the chemical security community. I only mention it here because it is an example of the kind of information collection that really needs to take place to establish the current state of cyber security.

Public comments on the ICR are requested. Comments can be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (, Docket# DHS-2011-0012). Comments should be submitted by June 20, 2011.

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