D.23.3 - Subsidies
Subsidies involve Federal Government financial transfers that reduce costs and/or increase revenues of producers.
Subsidies include the payment of funds from the government to affect the production or prices of various goods to benefit the public. The recommended provisional security categorization for the subsidies information type is as follows:
The confidentiality impact level is the effect of unauthorized disclosure of subsidies information on the ability of responsible agencies to pay government funds to affect the production or prices of various goods to benefit the public benefit. In many cases, unauthorized disclosure of subsidies information will have only a limited adverse effect on agency operations, assets, or individuals. Special Factors Affecting Confidentiality Impact Determination: Some information associated with applications for subsidies includes information covered by the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. (The Privacy Act Information provisional impact levels are documented in the Personal Identity and Authentication information type.) Unauthorized disclosure of large volumes of information protected under the Privacy Act can be expected to have a serious effect on public confidence in the agency. Also, premature unauthorized disclosure of planned subsidies policies can affect financial/commodities markets, with associated potential adverse effects on the U.S. economy and serious adverse effects on public confidence in the agency. This can result in assignment of a moderate impact level to such information. Recommended Confidentiality Impact Level: The provisional confidentiality impact level recommended for most subsidies 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. Subsidies activities are not typically time-critical. In most cases, the adverse effects of unauthorized modification or destruction of subsidies information on agency mission functions, image or public confidence in the agency will be limited. Recommended Integrity Impact Level: The provisional integrity impact level recommended for subsidies 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 subsidies information. Subsidies processes are generally tolerant of delay. In most cases, disruption of access to subsidies 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 subsidies information is low.