Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; RISE Award, 40398-40399 [2019-17428]

Download as PDF 40398 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 14, 2019 / Notices jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. ED is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of ED; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might ED enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might ED minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: DC School Choice Application. OMB Control Number: 1855–0015. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,000. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,000. Abstract: The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program, authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004, and reauthorized in 2017 by the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Reauthorization Act, awarded a grant to Serving Our Children in order to administer scholarships to students who reside in the District of Columbia and come from households whose incomes do not exceed 185% of the poverty line. To assist in the student selection and assignment process, the information collected is used to determine the eligibility of those students who are interested in the available scholarships. Also, since the authorizing statute requires an evaluation we are proposing to collect certain family demographic information because they are important predictors of school success. Finally, we are asking to collect information about parental participation and satisfaction because these are key topics that the statute requires the evaluation to address. This request adds revised versions of two questions previously approved by OMB. Dated: August 9, 2019. Stephanie Valentine, PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–17426 Filed 8–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Aug 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2019–ICCD–0097] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; RISE Award Department of Education (ED), Office of Communications and Outreach (OCO) ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2019–ICCD–0097. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9089, Washington, DC 20202–0023. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Andrea Falken, 202–503–8985. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: RISE Award. OMB Control Number: 1860–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 120. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 4,920. Abstract: The purpose of the Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award is to recognize and promote the commitment and excellence exhibited by classified school employees who provide exemplary service to students in prekindergarten through high school and to inspire innovation and excellence among all classified school employees. A classified school employee is an employee of a state or any political subdivision of a state, or an employee of a nonprofit entity, who works in any grade from pre-kindergarten through high school in any of the following occupational specialties: Paraprofessional, clerical and administrative services, transportation services, food and nutrition services, custodial and maintenance services, security services, health and student services, technical services, and skilled trades. The terms used have the meaning given the terms in section 8101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801). The U.S. Department of Education (Department) invites the governor of each state to nominate up to two classified school employees by November 30, 2020. The Secretary of Education will select a single classified school employee to receive the RISE Award for that school year by spring 2021. The Department will communicate the selectee’s story in order to inspire other innovative E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 14, 2019 / Notices practices and excellence among classified school employees. Dated: August 9, 2019. Stephanie Valentine, PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–17428 Filed 8–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Request for Comment on the DOE Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model Version 2.0 Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response; Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment. AGENCY: Through this notice, the Department of Energy (DOE) seeks comments and information from the public on enhancements to the Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2) Version 2.0. C2M2 Version 2.0 incorporates enhancements to align model domains and functional questions with internationallyrecognized cyber standards and best practices, including the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1 released in April 2018. Since C2M2’s last update, new cybersecurity standards have been developed and existing standards have improved. Both technology and threat actors have become more sophisticated, creating new attack vectors and introducing new risks. DOE intends to address these challenges in version 2.0 of C2M2. DATES: Comments and information are requested by September 13, 2019. ADDRESSES: Copies of the draft maturity model are available for public inspection at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121. Public inspection can be conducted between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. These documents can also be accessed online at http://www.energy.gov/ceser/ downloads/public-comment-draft-c2m2v2. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Mr. Timothy Kocher, Special Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121. Tel.: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Aug 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 (202) 586–5281. Email: timothy.kocher@ hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: C2M2 Version 2.0 leverages and builds upon existing efforts, models, and cybersecurity best practices to advance the model by adjusting to new technologies, practices, and environmental factors. The initiative also accounts for the strategic guidance of E.O. 13800, Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, and E.O. 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, aiming to strengthen and improve the nation’s cyber posture and capabilities and to reinforce systematic security and resilience. As industry’s use of networked technologies has grown, malicious actors have increasingly targeted the safe and reliable supply of energy. These challenges, along with the evolution of cyber practices, necessitated the C2M2 Version 2.0 update. A maturity model is a set of characteristics, attributes, indicators, or patterns that represent capability and progression in a particular discipline. Model content typically exemplifies best practices and may incorporate standards or other codes of practice of the discipline. A maturity model thus provides a benchmark against which an organization can evaluate the current level of capability of its practices, processes, and methods and set goals and priorities for improvement. Also, when a model is widely used in a particular industry (and assessment results are shared), organizations can benchmark their performance against other organizations. An industry can determine how well it is performing overall by examining the capability of its member organizations. The C2M2 is meant to be used by an organization to evaluate its cybersecurity capabilities consistently, to communicate its capability levels in meaningful terms, and to inform the prioritization of its cybersecurity investments. An organization performs an evaluation against the model, uses that evaluation to identify gaps in capability, prioritizes those gaps and develops plans to address them, and finally implements plans to address the gaps. As plans are implemented, business objectives change, and the risk environment evolves, the process is repeated. To measure progression, maturity models typically have ‘‘levels’’ along a scale—C2M2 uses a scale of maturity indicator levels (MILs) 0–3, which are described in Section 4.2. A set of PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40399 attributes defines each level. If an organization demonstrates these attributes, it has achieved both that level and the capabilities that the level represents. Having measurable transition states between the levels enables an organization to use the scale to: • Define its current state • Determine its future, more mature state • Identify the capabilities it must attain to reach that future state The model arises from a combination of existing cybersecurity standards, frameworks, programs, and initiatives. The model provides flexible guidance to help organizations develop and improve their cybersecurity capabilities. As a result, the model practices tend to be at a high level of abstraction, so that they can be interpreted for organizations of various structures and sizes. The model is organized into 10 domains. Each domain is a logical grouping of cybersecurity practices. The practices within a domain are grouped by objective—target achievements that support the domain. Within each objective, the practices are ordered by MIL. The C2M2 Version 2.0 initiative leverages and builds upon existing efforts, models, and cybersecurity best practices to advance the model by adjusting to new technologies, practices, and environmental factors that have occurred since the Version 1.1 release. Advances Between C2M2 Versions 1.1 to 2.0 The C2M2 Version 2.0 was necessitated by advancements in technologies, practices, and frameworks to protect critical infrastructure against cyber intrusions. A comprehensive review of all domains and MILs conducted by teams of industry experts ensured C2M2 Version 1.1 user concerns were addressed and revisions to domains and MILs were achieved in accordance with user feedback. C2M2 Version 2.0 builds upon initial development activities and was further developed through the following approach: Public–private partnership: Numerous government, industry, and academic organizations participated in the development of this model, bringing a broad range of knowledge, skills, and experience to the team. The model was developed collaboratively with an industry advisory group through a series of working sessions, and it was revised based on feedback from more than 60 industry experts with extensive experience using Version 1.1. E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 157 (Wednesday, August 14, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40398-40399]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-17428]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2019-ICCD-0097]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; RISE 
Award

AGENCY: Department of Education (ED), Office of Communications and 
Outreach (OCO)

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is 
proposing a new information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 15, 2019.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2019-ICCD-
0097. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal 
mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov 
site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily 
accept comments at [email protected]. Please include the docket ID 
number and the title of the information collection request when 
requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments 
submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period 
will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments 
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the 
Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. 
Department of Education, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9089, 
Washington, DC 20202-0023.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Andrea Falken, 202-503-8985.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The 
Department of Education is especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to 
the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be 
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden 
accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the 
Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, 
including through the use of information technology. Please note that 
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered 
public records.
    Title of Collection: RISE Award.
    OMB Control Number: 1860-NEW.
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 120.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 4,920.
    Abstract: The purpose of the Recognizing Inspirational School 
Employees (RISE) Award is to recognize and promote the commitment and 
excellence exhibited by classified school employees who provide 
exemplary service to students in pre-kindergarten through high school 
and to inspire innovation and excellence among all classified school 
employees. A classified school employee is an employee of a state or 
any political subdivision of a state, or an employee of a nonprofit 
entity, who works in any grade from pre-kindergarten through high 
school in any of the following occupational specialties: 
Paraprofessional, clerical and administrative services, transportation 
services, food and nutrition services, custodial and maintenance 
services, security services, health and student services, technical 
services, and skilled trades. The terms used have the meaning given the 
terms in section 8101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 
1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801). The U.S. Department of Education (Department) 
invites the governor of each state to nominate up to two classified 
school employees by November 30, 2020. The Secretary of Education will 
select a single classified school employee to receive the RISE Award 
for that school year by spring 2021. The Department will communicate 
the selectee's story in order to inspire other innovative

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practices and excellence among classified school employees.

    Dated: August 9, 2019.
Stephanie Valentine,
PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information 
Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-17428 Filed 8-13-19; 8:45 am]
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