Fiscal Year 2020 CIO FISMA Metrics

Overview and Purpose

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Chief Information Officer (CIO) FISMA metrics focus on assessing
agencies’ progress toward achieving outcomes that strengthen Federal cybersecurity. In
particular, the FISMA metrics assess agency progress by:
1. Ensuring that agencies implement the Administration’s priorities and best practices;
2. Providing the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) with the performance data to
monitor agencies’ progress toward implementing the Administration’s priorities.
Achieving these outcomes may not address every cyber threat, and agencies may have to
implement additional controls, or pursue other initiatives to overcome their cybersecurity risks.