Interagency Security Committee Compliance Program
The Interagency Security Committee (ISC) Compliance Program influences departments and agencies to follow ISC policies and standards through compliance reporting, assistance, and verification.
Compliance Reporting consists of providing ISC stakeholders with means to measure, report, and analyze compliance with ISC policies and standards. The ISC developed the Compliance Benchmarks and the ISC Compliance System (ISC-CS) for reporting purposes.
- The Compliance Benchmarks are a mechanism to assess the degree to which federal facilities have implemented the policies and standards of the ISC. There are three types of Compliance Benchmarks: Organization, Facility, and Multi-Tenant Facility.
- The ISC Compliance System (ISC-CS) is a means for collecting and analyzing benchmark responses to assist federal departments and agencies in reporting and measuring compliance.
Compliance Assistance helps ISC stakeholders in understanding the actions needed to become compliant, as well as how to submit information into the ISC-CS. The goal of compliance assistance is to facilitate communication between members that result in positive outcomes focused on compliance.
Compliance Verification involves confirming a department's or agency's compliance. Verification aligns with the Government Accountability Office's recommendations, enables the sharing of best practices across organizations, and increases a department or agency's confidence in their compliance efforts. The ISC staff initiated Organizational level verification in FY23 following a pilot of volunteer ISC members in FY22.