The Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA) requires agencies to develop, document, and implement an information security program to protect their information and information systems, including those provided or managed by another agency, contractor, or source. FISMA also requires agencies to have an annual assessment of their information systems.
We contracted with the independent certified public accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen LLP to conduct an audit of MCC’s compliance with FISMA during fiscal year (FY) 2018. The audit firm concluded that MCC generally complied with FISMA requirements by implementing 66 of 74 selected security controls for selected information systems. However, MCC did not implement eight controls, which fall into five of the eight FISMA domains that Federal inspectors general used in FY 2018 to assess their agencies’ information security programs. To address the weaknesses identified in the report, OIG made five recommendations. After reviewing the accounting firm’s evaluation of MCC’s management comments, we consider all five recommendations resolved but open pending completion of planned activities.