Established by Executive Order 13587, the Classified Information Sharing and Safeguarding Office (CISSO), located within and subordinate to the office of the PM-ISE, provides an expert, full-time, sustained focus on responsible sharing and safeguarding of classified information on computer networks. Staff of the CISSO includes detailees, as needed and appropriate, from agencies represented on the Senior Information Sharing and Safeguarding Steering Committee.
The responsibilities of CISSO include:
- (a) providing staff support for the Senior Information Sharing and Safeguarding Steering Committee;
- (b) advising the Executive Agent for Safeguarding Classified Information on Computer Networks and the Insider Threat Task Force on the development of an effective program to monitor compliance with established policies and standards needed to achieve classified information sharing and safeguarding goals; and
- (c) consulting with the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security, the ISOO, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and others, as appropriate, to ensure consistency with policies and standards under Executive Order 13526 of December 29, 2009, Executive Order 12829 of January 6, 1993, as amended, Executive Order 13549 of August 18, 2010, and Executive Order 13556 of November 4, 2010.