Enterprise Security Services (ESS) Line of Business (LoB)

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Information Security (OIS) Enterprise Security Services (ESS) Line of Business (LoB) Division, established in 2011, is designated as a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Shared Service Center (SSC) for Information System Security Services.

The service supports and facilitates is to support and facilitate the implementation of all mandates and guidance under the federal Risk Management Framework (RMF) solutions as identified by NIST 800-37 to:

  • provide subject matter expertise in security accreditation and authorization
  • reduce the cost of completing accreditation and authorization on systems across the Federal Government
  • provide evaluation and validation of information system security risks to ensure compliance with NIST Special Publication (SP) regulations, policies and procedures
  • comply with agency-defined frequencies for technical analysis of information system vulnerabilities

The ESS Line of Business (LoB) provides a wide variety of services related to the following:

  • Information System Security Officer (ISSO) Services
  • Security Control Assessment (SCA) Services
  • Security Consulting (SC) Services
  • Information System Security Manager (ISSM) Services

For more detail of our service offerings see Enterprise Security Services Line of Business Service Offering Presentation

ESS LoB Points of contact:

  • ESS LoB Director (Acting): Markeshia Gould (202) 836-2045
  • ISSO Services Manager (Acting): Chelsea Ward (202) 868-9773
  • ISSM Services Manager: Ricky Ford (301) 525-7322
  • SCA Services Manager: Markeshia Gould (202) 836-2045.
  • Security Consulting Services Manager: Trish Hunter (301) 945-5548

Do you want to learn more? Contact esslob@hhs.gov or isslob@hhs.gov to explore how the ESS LoB Team can help you.

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