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Final TIC Guidance to Cover Support for Multi-Architecture Security


Final TIC Guidance to Cover Support for Multi-Architecture Security

The remaining documents of the Trusted Internet Connections 3.0 guidance will round out the government's efforts to support multiple architectures for agencies' network security, according to an official.

TIC program Director Sean Connelly said such use cases were first outlined in an Office of Management and Budget memo finalized in September 2019.

“Even when those are released, we know we’re still on the hook for a number of other use cases. The OMB memo also has in place a remote user use case, infrastructure as a service, software as a service, platform-as-a-service, email," Connelly said during an event hosted by Scoop News Group. 

Connelly said the TIC program and the Office of Management and Budget are in the “final stage" of preparations for the documents' release. 

The U.S. Digital Service, Federal Chief Information Security Officer Council and General Services Administration are also coordinating with the TIC program on releasing Traditional TIC and Branch Office use case documents within the next two months. 

The first of the documents to be released is the Remote User Use Case, which Connelly said will replace the TIC 3.0 Interim Telework Guidance by the end of 2020.

Connelly said the interim guidance was released in April in response to vendor inquiries about how they can help government agencies with the surge of telework

“There was that massive, immediate shift, so I think that’s important in terms of looking at how not only to secure those environments: secure the client side, secure the remote user," Connelly said. 

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