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Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

POA&M
POAM

Definition(s):

  A document that identifies tasks needing to be accomplished. It details resources required to accomplish the elements of the plan, any milestones in meeting the tasks, and scheduled completion dates for the milestones.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under plan of action and milestones(POA&M) OMB Memorandum 02-01, NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1
NIST SP 800-137 OMB Memorandum 02-01
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Plan of Action and Milestones OMB Memorandum 02-01
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Plan of Action and Milestones OMB Memorandum 02-01
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 under Plan of Action and Milestones OMB Memorandum 02-01
NIST SP 800-39 under Plan of Action and Milestones OMB Memorandum 02-01
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Plan of Action and Milestones OMB Memorandum 02-01
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under Plan of Action and Milestones OMB Memorandum 02-01
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2 under plan of action and milestones
NISTIR 8170 under Plan of Action and Milestones or POA&M OMB Memorandum 02-01

  A document that identifies tasks needing to be accomplished. It details resources required to accomplish the elements of the plan, any milestones for meeting the tasks, and scheduled milestone completion dates.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-115 under Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M)