Government Contractors – FISMA

The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) is a U.S. federal government law intended to bolster computer and network security within the government and affiliated parties such as government contractors by mandating yearly audits. It requires each federal agency to develop, document, and implement an agency-wide program to provide information security for the information and information management systems that support the operations and assets of the agency, including those provided or managed by another agency, contractor, or other source. The information contained on RFID tags, which sometimes contains sensitive data, is one major application area.