International Organization for Standardization and International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC).

in developing standards and guidelines required by FISMA, NIST consults with other federal agencies
and offices as well as the private sector to improve information security, avoid unnecessary and costly
duplication of effort, and ensure that NIST publications are complementary with the standards and
guidelines employed for the protection of national security systems. In addition to its comprehensive
public review and vetting process, NIST is collaborating with the Office of the Director of National
Intelligence (ODNI), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Committee on National Security
Systems (CNSS) to establish a common foundation for information security across the federal
government. A common foundation for information security will provide the Intelligence, Defense, and
Civil sectors of the federal government and their contractors, more uniform and consistent ways to
manage the risk to organizational operations and assets, individuals, other organizations, and the
Nation that results from the operation and use of information systems. A common foundation for
information security will also provide a strong basis for reciprocal acceptance of security authorization
decisions and facilitate information sharing. NIST is also working with public and private sector
entities to establish specific mappings and relationships between the security standards and guidelines
developed by NIST and the International Organization for Standardization and International
Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC)