[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 91 (Wednesday, May 11, 2016)]
[Pages 29289-29290]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-11128]



[Docket No. DHS-2015-0017]

Information Sharing and Analysis Organization

AGENCY: Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: This Notice announces a request for public comment on draft 
products produced by the Information Sharing and Analysis Organization 
(ISAO) Standards Organization (SO) in partnership with the six 
established ISAO SO Standards Working Groups (SWG). This is the first 
iteration of draft products that will be used in the development of 
voluntary standards for Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations 
(ISAOs) as they relate to E.O. 13691.

DATES: The comment period for the first iteration of the SWG draft 
voluntary standards for ISAOs will be open until Friday, June 17, 2016. 
Comments will be accepted after this date, but may not be reflected 
until later iterations of draft standards documents.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions concerning the 
draft voluntary standards documents, please contact the ISAO Standards 
Organization at [email protected].


Background and Purpose

    On February 13, 2015, President Obama signed E.O. 13691 intended to 
enable and facilitate ``private companies, nonprofit organizations, and 
executive departments and agencies . . . to share information related 
to cybersecurity risks and incidents and collaborate to respond in as 
close to real time as possible.''
    In accordance with E.O. 13691, DHS has entered into a cooperative 
agreement with a non-governmental ISAO SO led by the University of 
Texas at San Antonio with support from the Logistics Management 
Institute (LMI) and the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-
CISC). The ISAO SO is working with existing information sharing 
organizations, owners and operators of critical infrastructure, 
relevant agencies, and other public and private sector stakeholders to 
identify a common set of voluntary standards or guidelines for the 
creation and functioning of ISAOs.
    As part of this collaborative, transparent, and industry-driven 
process, the ISAO SO has established six working groups to assist in 
the development of voluntary standards. This notice is to request 
comment on the initial working group draft products. Your participation 
in this comment process is highly encouraged to ensure all equities are 
being met. To join a working group or to find out how else you can best 
participate, please visit www.ISAO.org or email [email protected].

Meeting Details

    To view details on the corresponding May 19, 2016 in person meeting 
in Anaheim, CA, please visit the Notice of Public Meeting Federal 
Register Notice and visit www.ISAO.org.

Submitting Written Comments

    The initial draft documents can be found and comments submitted 
directly to the ISAO SO at https://www.ISAO.org/products/drafts/. This 
method is preferred by the ISAO SO.
    You may also submit written comments to the docket using one of the 
following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Although this is not a rulemaking action, comments are being submitted 
to the Federal eRulemaking Portal in an effort to provide transparency 
to the general public.
    (2) Email: [email protected]. Include the docket number in the 
subject line of the message.
    (3) Mail: ISAO Standards Organization, c/o LMI, 1777 NE Loop 410, 
Suite 808, San Antonio, TX 78217-5217.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 
All comments must either be submitted to the online docket on or before 
June 17, 2016, or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.
    Comments may be submitted directly to the ISAO SO using the method 
described above after June 17, 2016. However, these comments may not be 
reflected until later iterations of draft standards documents.

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    Executive Order 13691 can be found at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/02/13/executive-order-promoting-private-sector-cybersecurity-information-shari.
    For additional information about the ISAO Standards Organization, 
draft products, and how you can best participate in the standards 
development process, please go to www.ISAO.org or email 
[email protected].

    Authority: 6 U.S.C. 131-134; 6 CFR 29; E.O. 13691.

    Dated: May 9, 2016.
Andy Ozment,
Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications, National 
Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2016-11128 Filed 5-10-16; 8:45 am]