ISC Standards Publications


2021 Edition - The Risk Management Process for Federal Facilities: An Interagency Security Committee Standard (RMP)

The Risk Management Process (RMP) for Federal Facilities: An Interagency Security Committee Standard defines the criteria and processes that those responsible for a facility’s security should use to determine its Facility Security Level (FSL). This Interagency Security Committee (ISC) standard provides an integrated, single source of physical security countermeasures and guidance on countermeasure customization for all nonmilitary federal facilities. 

This standard incorporates the following appendices:

  • Appendix A: The Design-Basis Threat Report (For Official Use Only - FOUO)
  • Appendix B: Countermeasures (For Official Use Only - FOUO)
  • Appendix C: Child-Care Center Level of Protection Template (For Official Use Only - FOUO)

2020 Edition – The Risk Management Process for Federal Facilities, Appendix A:  Design-Basis Threat Report (DBT) (For Official Use Only - FOUO):

This ISC report creates a profile of the type, composition, and capabilities of adversaries while addressing the possible Undesirable Events (UEs) associated with Federal facility security. This report correlates with countermeasures in The Risk Management Process for Federal Facilities: An Interagency Security Committee Standard.

Users with a need-to-know may access this standard. To request access, please send an e-mail to ISCAccess@hq.dhs.gov with your full name and contact information, including email, agency name, and reason for access.

2020 Edition – The Risk Management Process for Federal Facilities, Appendix B: Countermeasures (For Official Use Only - FOUO):

This ISC document establishes set of physical security countermeasure to be applied to all Federal facilities based on the determined Level of Protection (LOP). It correlates to Appendix A: Design-Basis Threat Report of The Risk Management Process for Federal Facilities: An Interagency Security Committee Standard

Users with a need-to-know may access this standard. To request access, please send an e-mail to ISCAccess@hq.dhs.gov with your full name and contact information, including email, agency name, and reason for access.

2020 Edition – The Risk Management Process for Federal Facilities, Appendix C: Child-Care Centers Level of Protection Template (For Official Use Only - FOUO):

This ISC Level of Protection (LOP) Template specifies the customized LOP to be incorporated as the basis for security planning for a child-care center. This template was prepared in accordance with the process and criteria set forth in Appendix B: Countermeasures of The Risk Management Process: An Interagency Security Committee Standard

Users with a need-to-know may access this standard. To request access, please send an e-mail to ISCAccess@hq.dhs.gov with your full name and contact information, including email, agency name, and reason for access.

The subsequent standards and guidance have been superseded by the Risk Management Process Standard:

  1. March 2008/1st Edition - Facility Security Level Determinations for Federal Facilities: An ISC Standard
  2. June 2009/1st Edition - Use of Physical Security Performance Measures
  3. April 2010/1st Edition - Physical Security Criteria for Federal Facilities: An ISC Standard
  4. January 2012/2nd Edition - Facility Security Committees: An Interagency Security Committee Standard
  5. November 2016/2nd Edition – The Risk Management Process for Federal Facilities: An Interagency Security Committee Standard

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