by CIO Staff

CIO Council Releases Updated Info-Sharing Guide

Jul 25, 20061 min
IT Strategy

The federal CIO Council released the third version of its Federal Enterprise Architecture Security and Privacy Profile, which is meant to assist agencies in securing sensitive information that they share with outside parties, Federal Computer Week (FCW) reports.

The guide features 63 pages of information on best practices for ensuring compliance with information security and privacy requirements, and it suggests ways in which agencies can work those requirements into their large-scale information technology acquisitions, according to FCW.

The document touches on 34 different facets of information security and privacy employing a three-step method, FCW reports: first, to rank a program’s importance; second, to examine the costs and potential savings associated with a program; and finally, to request the necessary cash.

The recent guide is the third such document released by the CIO Council—the first two were made available in August 2004 and July 2005—and it was vetted and amended accordingly based on feedback from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to FCW.

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