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As part of the continuing effort to provide effective security standards and guidance to federal agencies and their contractors in support of the Federal Information Security Management Act and as part of the effort to protect the nation's critical infrastructure, NIST continues to work with public and private sector entities on sector-specific security issues.
Industrial and process control systems are an integral part of the US critical infrastructure and the protection of those systems is a priority for the federal government. This project intends to build upon the current FISMA security standards and provide targeted extensions and/or interpretations of those standards for industrial and process controls systems where needed. Since many industrial and process controls systems are supporting private sector organizations, NIST will collaborate with ongoing standards efforts addressing these sector-specific types of systems.