For your convenience, BAI has assembled the following collection of RMF-related government publications. Please note these are UNCLASSIFIED documents with no restrictions on usage or distribution.

Laws and Executive Branch Polices

Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) 

 OMB Circular A-130 (Managing Information as a Strategic Resource)

Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publications

FIPS 199 (Security Categorization) 

FIPS 200 (Minimum Security Controls)

NIST Special Publications (SP)

SP 800-12 (An Introduction to Information Security

SP 800-18 (Security Plans) 

SP 800-30 (Risk Assessment) 

SP 800-34 (Contingency Planning) 

SP 800-37 Rev 2 (Risk Management Framework) 

SP 800-39 (Organizational Risk Management) 

SP 800-53 (Security Categorization and Control Selection for National Security Systems)

SP 800-53A (Security Controls Assessment) 

SP 800-55 (Performance Measurement Guide for Information Security) 

SP 800-59 (National Security Systems) 

SP 800-60 (Security Categorization), Volume 1 

SP 800-60 (Security Categorization), Volume 2 

SP 800-61 (Incident Response Planning) 

SP 800-137 (Continuous Monitoring) 

IR 7298 (Glossary of Key Information Security Terms) 

Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Publications

CNSSP 22 (Risk Management Policy for NSS) 


CNSSI 1254 (Risk Management Framework Documentation Data Element Standards and Reciprocity Process for NSS)

CNSSI 4009 (Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Glossary) 

Classified Information Overlay

Privacy Overlays

Department of Defense Instructions (DoDI)

DoDI 8500.01 (Cybersecurity) 

DoDI 8510.01 (RMF for DoD IT) 

Intelligence Community (IC) Publications

ICD 503 (Risk Management, Certification and Accreditation) 

DISA Cloud Computing Supplemental Guidance and Information

DISA Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide v1r3   |   Online Version

Best Practices Guide for DoD Cloud Mission Owners

Cloud Connection Process Guide v2

Cloud Related Baselines and eMASS Cloud Overlays Ver. 1, Rel 1

DoD Cloud Cyberspace Protection Guide

DoD Cyber Activities Performed for Cloud Service Memo

Secure Cloud Computing Architecture (SCCA) Functional Requirements (FR) v2-9