Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
|For Immediate Release||March 22, 2013|
Information Technology Examination Handbook InfoBase Enhancements
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) member agencies today announced the addition of a new feature to the Information Technology Examination Handbook InfoBase. This feature provides bankers, agency personnel, and other interested parties with the ability to register and receive notifications of additions, changes, and deletions to the InfoBase. Users may elect to receive messages by either email notification or a Real Simple Syndication (RSS) feed through links on the Welcome page of the online InfoBase at http://ithandbook.ffiec.gov/.
The agencies added these delivery options to ensure timely communication of material changes to the InfoBase. In the current environment of heightened security and awareness, InfoBase usage continues to grow, and the new feature is designed to improve user experience with this valuable resource.
The FFIEC was established in March 1979 to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms and to promote uniformity in the supervision of financial institutions. The Council has six voting members: the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the National Credit Union Administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the State Liaison Committee. The Councilís activities are supported by interagency task forces and by an advisory State Liaison Committee, comprised of five representatives of state agencies that supervise financial institutions.