January 11, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, ITI's Senior Vice President of Policy for Public Sector Gordon Bitko provided the global tech industry’s perspective on reforming the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA). In testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform, Bitko offered key recommendations to address today’s dynamic cyber threat landscape and raise the United States’ level of preparedness as lawmakers consider changes to FISMA and associated federal cybersecurity policies and frameworks.

“Constantly evolving threats necessitate a dynamic cybersecurity program that can adapt and should be evaluated based on how effective it is,” Bitko said in his testimony. “Any modernized federal cybersecurity legislation must be vastly more adaptable, facilitate better collaboration and security across-government, all while enabling standardized and high-quality ongoing assessments of agency cyber risk management resulting in government agencies that are constantly aware of and accounting for cyber risks at all levels and in real-time. Modernization of the foundational legislation that provides authorities, gives direction, sets requirements, establishes oversight, and orients resources is central to the success of future federal cybersecurity.”

Read Bitko’s testimony here.

Watch the hearing, Cybersecurity for the New Frontier: Reforming the Federal Information Security Modernization Act.

Public Policy Tags: Cybersecurity, National Security, Public Sector