[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 77 (Thursday, April 21, 2011)]
[Page 22409]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-9631]



[Docket No. DHS-2011-0012]

Nationwide Cyber Security Review (NCSR) Assessment

AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS.

ACTION: 60-day notice and request for comments; New Information 
Collection Request: 1670-NEW.


SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection 
and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of Cybersecurity and 
Communications (CS&C), National Cyber Security Division (NCSD), Cyber 
Security Evaluation Program (CSEP), will submit the following 
Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until June 20, 
2011. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and questions about this Information 
Collection Request should be forwarded to DHS/NPPD/CS&C/NCSD/CSEP, 245 
Murray Lane, SW., Mail Stop 0640, Arlington,VA 20598-0640. E-mailed 
requests should go to Michael Leking, [email protected]. Written 
comments should reach the contact person listed no later than June 20, 
2011. Comments must be identified by ``DHS-2011-0012''and may be 
submitted by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     E-mail: Include the docket number in the subject line of 
the message.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket number for this 
action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Per the House Report 111-298 and Senate 
Report 111-31, NPPD, in cooperation with FEMA and relevant 
stakeholders, shall develop the necessary tools for all levels of 
government to complete a cyber network security assessment so that a 
full measure of gaps and capabilities can be completed. The NCSR will 
be conducted via the US-CERT Secure Portal. The assessment stakeholders 
will be states and large urban areas. The NCSR is a voluntary self-
assessment designed to measure cybersecurity preparedness and 
resilience. Through the NCSR, CSEP will examine relationships, 
interactions, and processes governing IT management and the ability to 
effectively manage operational risk.
    OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
    1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submissions of responses.


    Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, 
National Cyber Security Division, Cyber Security Evaluation Program.
    Title: Nationwide Cyber Security Review (NCSR) Assessment.
    OMB Number: 1670-NEW.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Chief Information Officers, Chief Information 
Security Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and IT security personnel 
within states and major urban areas.
    Number of Respondents: 750 respondents (estimate).
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,500 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $36,630.

    Dated: April 12, 2011.
David Epperson,
Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs 
Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-9631 Filed 4-20-11; 8:45 am]