Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
|For Immediate Release||February 16, 2011|
FFIEC IT Examination Handbook InfoBase: New Look and Improved Navigation
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)1 today announced the launch of its redesigned IT Examination Handbook InfoBase. The IT InfoBase is the primary distribution method for the IT Examination Handbook. The new IT InfoBase is expected to have a beneficial impact on the user experience and will enable more timely updates to the IT Handbook in the future. This update does not implement any changes to the content of the IT Handbook, or related guidance.
The new IT InfoBase has technological capabilities not previously available, including the ability to quickly update content for multiple booklets, rather than just one booklet at a time. The FFIEC agencies expect that other new features will be activated in the future. Content changes will be communicated via a press release.
The FFIEC IT Examination Handbook is a collaborative effort of the Information Technology Subcommittee of the FFIEC's Task Force on Supervision. The Information Technology Subcommittee promotes uniform and effective information technology-related policies and supervisory programs for financial institutions and their service providers. An electronic version of the FFIEC IT Examination Handbook Series, is available at http://ithandbook.ffiec.gov/.
1 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 Office of Thrift Supervision, and the State Liaison Committee. The Council's 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.