Memorandum M-09-32, Update on the Trusted Internet Connections Initiative†
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide an overview of the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) initiative and to request updates to agencies’ Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms) for meeting TIC requirements.
In November 2007, OMB announced the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) Initiative to optimize individual agency network services into a common solution for the Federal government. Agencies were required to develop and submit comprehensive Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms) to reduce and consolidate the number of external access points, including Internet connections; and ensure that all external connections are routed through an OMBapproved TIC.
Based on solicited agency Statements of Capability, OMB also designated twenty agencies as TIC Access Providers (TICAPS). Each TICAP agency was authorized two locations where they must reduce and consolidate all external connections. Agencies must present an evidence-based rationale for acquisition of more than two locations.