Identity, Credential, and Access Management
This Departmental Regulation (DR) establishes policies related to identity, credential, and access management (ICAM) for unclassified systems in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This DR describes the policies, roles, and responsibilities necessary to meet ICAM-related requirements in Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53, NIST SP 800-63, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) M-04-04, OMB M-11-11, and OMB Circular A-123, Appendix A. This DR also aligns USDA policy with federal guidance and programs, such as the Federal ICAM Roadmap and Implementation Guidance. Additional departmental guidance is contained in DR/Departmental Manual (DM) 4620-002. These and other authorities and references are provided in Appendix A.
The goal of this policy is to provide a consolidated approach for all Department-wide ICAM activities to ensure consistency, uniformity, alignment, clarity, and interoperability.