Friday, March 20, 2020

Where is NVIC 01-20 – MTSA Cybersecurity Guidance?

Yesterday the Federal Register Public Inspection web site announced that the Federal Register would publish a Coast Guard notice today on “Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular: Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act Regulated Facilities”. According to the (formally) unpublished copy of that notice this would be NVIC 01-20. That notice did not show up in today’s Federal Register, at least it was an hour ago.

As I write this today’s issue of the Federal Register is ‘not available’. It was available earlier and the copy of the two emails that I received on today’s FR publication have been withdrawn.

Hold, just got an email from the Office of the Federal Register (the second one today, the first was erased) announcing the Federal Register Table of Contents for today and it does list the Coast Guard notice (more on that later).

It will be interesting to see if the National Archives has anything to say about this.

I am very concerned about the Federal Register making changes to their official publication site without making announcements. We are supposed to be able to rely on the accuracy of the Federal Register. That is now called into question.

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