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NIST's Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organization, July 2009

Published August 2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released ed this report in August 2009; it is "a major step toward building a unified information security framework for the entire federal government".

A statement by Ron Ross, of NIST's computer security division, states that the report "represents a solidification of the partnership between the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and NIST and their efforts to bring common security solutions to the federal government and its support contractors...the aim is to provide greater protection for federal information systems against cyber attacks.”

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