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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) from OMB Memorandum 02-01, NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1
NIST SP 800-137 from OMB Memorandum 02-01
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Plan of Action and Milestones from OMB Memorandum 02-01
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Plan of Action and Milestones from OMB Memorandum 02-01
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2 under plan of action and milestones
NIST SP 800-39 under Plan of Action and Milestones from OMB Memorandum 02-01
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under Plan of Action and Milestones from OMB Memorandum 02-01
NISTIR 8170 under Plan of Action and Milestones or POA&M from OMB Memorandum 02-01
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 [Superseded] under Plan of Action and Milestones from OMB Memorandum 02-01
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Plan of Action and Milestones from OMB Memorandum 02-01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)

  A document that identifies tasks that need to be accomplished. It details resources required to accomplish the elements of the plan, milestones for meeting the tasks, and the scheduled completion dates for the milestones.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 under plan of action and milestones

  A document for a system 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.” [13]
Source(s):
NISTIR 8286 under Plan of Action and Milestones from NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2 - Adapted