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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

FISMA Act of 2008
Federal Information Security Management Act of 2008

Short Titles as Introduced

FISMA Act of 2008
Federal Information Security Management Act of 2008

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend title 44, United States Code, to enhance information security of the Federal Government, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
10/01/2008Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Lieberman without amendment. Without written report.
09/11/2008Introduced in Senate

All Actions (5)

Date
10/01/2008Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 1105.
Action By: Senate
10/01/2008Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Lieberman without amendment. Without written report.
09/23/2008Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
09/11/2008Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8389-8391)
Action By: Senate
09/11/2008Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S8388-8389)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Lieberman, Joseph I. [ID-CT]* 09/11/2008
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] 09/16/2008
Sen. Coleman, Norm [R-MN] 09/16/2008

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs09/11/2008 Referred to
09/23/2008 Markup by
10/01/2008 Reported by

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Latest Summary (2)

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Reported to Senate without amendment (10/01/2008)

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Federal Information Security Management Act of 2008 or the FISMA Act of 2008 - Amends federal law relating to information security to require federal agencies to perform an independent audit of their information security programs to determine their effectiveness (current law requires an independent evaluation).

Requires each federal agency to designate a Chief Information Security Officer to protect the agency's information security network. Establishes a Chief Information Security Officers Council to assist such Officers in developing best practices and performance measures for agency information security.

Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to promulgate information security regulations governing contracts between the federal government and private entities.

Requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to report annually to specified congressional committees on operational evaluations and testing protocols relating to information security networks.