The links below serve as helpful background.
FISMA – Federal law mandating increased focus on information security and stronger security controls for information systems in the Federal Executive branch.
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) – Office responsible for executing the President’s directives in a variety of areas, one of them being federal financial information management.
OMB Memoranda – Memoranda are updated every year, changing the numbers and titles each time. Check this link for the most current memoranda.
National Institute of Standards and Technology – Government organization tasked with arbitrating the standards and producing the publications that govern FISMA.
FedRAMP – Process developed for Cloud Service Providers who want to sell their services to federal agencies.
CIO Metrics – Federal CIO Council’s oversight and assessment concerning cybersecurity of federal agencies by FISMA and agency-specific standards.