C.2.3.5 - Budget execution
Budget Execution involves day-to-day requisitions and obligations for agency expenditures, invoices, billing dispute resolution, reconciliation, service level agreements, and distributions of shared expenses.
The recommended provisional security categorization for budget execution information is as follows:
The confidentiality impact level is the effect of unauthorized disclosure of budget execution information on the ability of responsible agencies to manage day-to-day requisitions and obligations for agency expenditures, invoices, billing dispute resolution, reconciliation, service level agreements, and distributions of shared expenses. The effects of loss of confidentiality of most budget execution information are unlikely to pose the threat of serious harm to agency assets, personnel or operations. Special Factors Affecting Confidentiality Impact Determination: The effects of loss of confidentiality of budget execution information can violate privacy regulations, reveal information proprietary to private institutions, and reveal procurement-sensitive information. In aggregate, budget execution information can reveal capabilities and methods that some agencies (e.g., law enforcement, homeland security, national defense, intelligence) consider extremely sensitive. In these cases, the potential harm that can result from unauthorized disclosure ranges from moderate to high to national security-related. In the last case, the information is outside the scope of this document. Public release of sensitive budget execution information can result in unnecessary damage to public confidence in the agency. This is particularly likely where the release includes unedited internal commentary and discussion. Recommended Confidentiality Impact Level: The provisional confidentiality impact level recommended for most budget execution information is low.
The integrity impact level is based on the specific mission and the data supporting that mission, not on the time required to detect the modification or destruction of information. Where small dollar amounts are modified, the potential damage to an agency's mission is limited. Special Factors Affecting Integrity Impact Determination: In the case of agreements or transactions involving large monetary values, asset losses, and damage to agency operations, the potential for serious loss of public confidence is high. The consequent integrity impact level is moderate to high. If the budget execution information is time-critical or very sensitive, the integrity impact level may be moderate or high. Recommended Integrity Impact Level: The provisional integrity impact level recommended for most budget execution information is low.
The availability impact level is based on the specific mission and the data supporting that mission, not on the time required to re-establish access to the budget execution information. The budget execution processes are usually tolerant of delays. Recommended Availability Impact Level: The provisional availability impact level recommended for budget execution information is low.