United States

Seizing the opportunity to protect information from cyber attacks through OMB Circular A-130

Nov 15, 2016
From the Government Institute

On July 28, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the first update to Circular A-130 since 2000. The revised Circular recognizes the dramatic changes in the information and IT landscape and the rapid pace of change. In addition, the revised Circular recognizes the critical importance of managing “information systems in a way that addresses and mitigates security and privacy risks associated with new information technologies and new information processing capabilities.”

This issue brief provides an overview of the information security and privacy aspects of Circular A-130 and offers perspectives on critical elements of an information protection strategy.