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Transmittal Notice 09-07


TN 2009-07
05/01/2009

BACKGROUND:

The purpose of this Transmittal Notice (TN) is to transmit a copy of new Part 8, Chapter 18, "Encryption," Indian Health Manual (IHM).  This chapter establishes the policy and procedure for protecting sensitive information managed by the Indian Health Service (IHS) and by contractors and other entities acting on behalf of the IHS.  Encryption of sensitive information, including personally identifiable information, must be accomplished expeditiously.

/Robert G. McSwain/
Robert G. McSwain
Director
Indian Health Service


MATERIAL TRANSMITTED:

The New Part 8, Chapter 18, "Encryption," IHM.


MATERIAL SUPERSEDED:

None.


MANUAL MAINTENANCE:

Insert the attached copy of Part 8, Chapter 18, "Encryption," IHM, in its place after Part 8 Chapter 17.

Log and file this TN in sequential order.


Distribution:  IHS-wide
Date:  May 1, 2009


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