Branch of Information Assurance BIA)
Chief, Don Henry

The Branch of Information Assurance oversees the Service’s information security program in compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), OMB memoranda and circulars, and Departmental policy. It is also responsible for compliance, managing the Service’s IT Security Policy and Training; Plan of Action and Milestones (POAM); Security Audits; Certification and Accreditation (C&A) and Internal Control Review (ICR) processes to ensure that the Service is in compliance with all applicable regulatory and oversight requirements. The Branch is responsible for ensuring that management, operational and technical security controls are properly implemented and operating as specified within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-Series. This includes implementation and management of the Service’s Continuous Monitoring program and completion of independent security assessments as required. It also works collaboratively with other Departmental bureaus and offices to ensure security actions and solutions include Service specific requirements.

Last updated: July 15, 2015