Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Https

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Laws

Government requirements for shipping projects fall into the following categories:

  • Information Collection
  • Accessibility
  • FISMA
    • One of the goals of the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) is to “provide a comprehensive framework for ensuring the effectiveness of information security controls over information resources that support Federal operations and assets.” The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was tasked with designing and implementing this framework: the result is NIST’s Risk Management Framework (RMF). All federal information and information systems (except classified information and national security systems) are subject to NIST’s RMF.
    • There’s an introduction to the RMF on NIST’s website.
    • A more comprehensive guide, including how to apply the framework, references to the various relevant publications, and definitions of roles and responsibilities, is found in NIST’s Special Publication 800-37.

508 - Accessibility

Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

See the Accessibility for Teams and Accessibility Guide for more information. Before you ship,

  1. Developers: review the Accessibility Checklist.
  2. Accessibility Review/Audit via one of the following options:

Triggers

Accessibility should be incorporated and tested throughout the design and development processes.

Paperwork Reduction Act

Check out pra.digital.gov for more information.