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Independent Evaluation of NRC's Implementation of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) of 2014 for Fiscal Year 2020

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number
Report Type
Inspection / Evaluation
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Assess the NRC supply chain risk and fully define performance metrics in service level agreements and procedures to measure, report on, and monitor the risks related to contractor systems and services.

Consistently assess the criticality of POA&Ms to support why a POA&M is or is not of a high or moderate impact to the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) of the information system, data, and mission.

Conduct an organization wide security and privacy risk assessment and implement a process to capture lessons learned and update risk management policies, procedures, and strategies.

If necessary, update enterprise, business process, and information system level risk tolerance and appetite levels necessary for prioritizing and guiding risk management decisions.

Update the list of high value assets, if necessary, based on reviewing the ISA to identify risks from the supporting business functions and mission impacts.