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Update on Three FISMA Publications Ongoing Authorization Supplemental Guidance, SP 800-37, Rev 1 (Errata), SP 800-53A Rev 2 (IPD)
May 20, 2014

The FISMA Implementation Project is announcing the following schedule for three publications.

  • First, a new publication, Supplemental Guidance on Ongoing Authorization: Transitioning to Near Real-Time Risk Management, will be released within the next ten days. This 13-page publication responds to a requirement from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in Memorandum M-14-03, Enhancing the Security of Federal Information and Information Systems, and provides clarifying and amplifying guidance on the application of current NIST guidelines to the security authorization process to facilitate the transition to ongoing authorization.
  • Second, an errata update for NIST Special Publication 800-37, Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: A Security Life Cycle Approach, will be released within the next fifteen days. This update will ensure that the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process is consistent with the new federal policy on ongoing authorization and tightly coupled to the emerging continuous monitoring activities within the federal government.
  • Third, NIST Special Publication 800-53A, Guide for Assessing the Security Controls in Federal Information Systems and Organizations: Building Effective Security Assessment Plans, will be released as an Initial Public Draft within forty-five days. This update will ensure that the security assessment procedures are consistent with the security controls in NIST Special Publication 800-53, Revision 4. In addition, to help facilitate ease of use for our customers, the revision number of SP 800-53A is being changed to Revision 4, to be consistent with the current revision number of SP 800-53.


Created December 21, 2016, Updated June 22, 2020