Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Thrift Savings Plan, discusses how the TSP is working to increase their FISMA scores for next year, and new rules about withdrawals as a result of the government shutdown.
Under the Federal Information Security Management Act, federal agencies need to make sure their IT infrastructure is. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board recently had a FISMA audit, which ranked their security at two out of four. Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Thrift Savings Plan, says that they are planning to do better next year, and instituting a “readiness pilot.” “It’s okay for now. We want to be better. Next year… We are planning to be at a two across all the FISMA domains, and a three in at least two. And so what we are doing the with the [readiness pilot], we are replicating along the FISMA domains, and we are going to repeat it,” Weaver said. “It is proven to work, and we believe in doing that, we will be able to move through the FISMA domain maturity cycle.”