Enterprise Security Services (ESS) Line of Business (LoB)

  • The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Information Security (OIS) Enterprise Security Services (ESS) Line of Business (LoB) Division, established in 2011, was designated as a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Shared Service Center (SSC) for Information System Security Services.
  • The purpose of this service is to support and facilitate the implementation of all mandates and guidance under the federal Risk Management Framework (RMF) solutions as identified by NIST 800-37 to:
    • provide subject matter expertise in security accreditation and authorization
    • reduce the cost of completing accreditation and authorization on systems across the Federal Government
    • provide evaluation and validation of information system security risks to ensure compliance with NIST Special Publication (SP) regulations, policies and procedures
    • comply with agency-defined frequencies for technical analysis of information system vulnerabilities
  • HHS ESS Line of Business (LoB) provides a wide variety of services related to the following:
    • Information System Security Officer (ISSO) Services
    • Security Control Assessment (SCA) Services
    • Security Consulting (SC) Services
    • Information System Security Manager (ISSM) Services
    • ESS LoB Points of contact;
      • ESS LoB Director (Acting): Markeshia Gould (202) 836-2045
      • ISSO Services Manager (Acting): Chelsea Ward (202) 868-9773
      • ISSM Services Manager: Ricky Ford (301) 525-7322
      • SCA Services Manager: Markeshia Gould (202) 836-2045.
      • Security Consulting Services Manager: Trish Hunter (301) 945-5548

Do you want to learn more? Contact [email protected] or [email protected] to explore how the ESS LoB Team can help you

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