C.3.2.3 - Funds control
Funds Control includes the management of the Federal budget process including the development of plans and programs, budgets, and performance outputs as well as financing Federal programs and operations through appropriation and apportionment of direct and reimbursable spending authority, fund transfers, investments and other financing mechanisms.
Funds control management includes the establishment of a system for ensuring an organization does not obligate or disburse funds in excess of those appropriated or authorized. The recommended security categorization for the funds control information type is as follows:
The confidentiality impact level is the effect of unauthorized disclosure of funds control
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. Funds control activities are not generally time-critical. An accumulation of small changes to data or deletion of small entries can result in budget shortfalls or cases of excessive obligations or disbursements. Recommended Integrity Impact Level: In most cases, the adverse effects of consequent negative publicity on mission functions, image or public confidence in the agency can be serious. Therefore, the provisional integrity impact level recommended for funds control information is moderate.
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 funds control information. Funds control processes are generally tolerant of delay. Typically, disruption of access to funds control information can be expected to have only a limited adverse effect on agency operations, agency assets, or individuals. Recommended Availability Impact Level: The provisional availability impact level recommended for funds control information is low.