[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 151 (Friday, August 5, 2016)]
[Pages 51925-51926]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18557]



[Docket No. DHS-2015-0017]

Information Sharing and Analysis Organization

AGENCY: Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Notice of public forum and request for public comment.


SUMMARY: This Notice announces a fourth public meeting for the 
Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) Standards 
Organization (SO) on August 31 and September 1, 2016 in Tysons, VA. 
Additionally, this notice announces a second request for public comment 
on draft products produced by the ISAO SO. This is the second 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. These drafts have been updated, revised and 
consolidated from the first drafts released in May 2016.

DATES: The ISAO SO Public Forum will be held on August 31 and September 
1, 2016 in Tysons, VA. The comment period for the second iteration of 
the SO draft voluntary standards for ISAOs will be open until Friday, 
August 5, 2016. Comments will continue to be accepted after this date, 
but may not be reflected until later iterations of draft standards 

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. As part of the standards 
development process, the ISAO SO hosts public forums. This notice is to 
provide further information regarding the August 31 and September 1, 
2016 public forum in Tysons, VA.
    Additionally, this notice is to request comment on the Standards 
Organization's draft products. These drafts consolidate previous 
separate documents, comments and newly developed material. 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 the agenda and further details on the corresponding August 
31 and September 1, 2016 in person meeting in Tysons, VA, please visit 
www.ISAO.org. These meetings will be held at LMI Headquarters (7940 
Jones Branch Drive, Tysons, VA).

Submitting Written Comments

    The second 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.

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    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 
All comments must either be submitted to the online docket on or before 
August 5, 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 August 5, 2016. However, these comments may not 
be reflected until later iterations of draft standards documents.


    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 SO, 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: August 1, 2016.
Andy Ozment,
Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications, National 
Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
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