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Accrediting Authority

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Synonym(s):
Authorizing Official
  Official with the authority to formally assume responsibility for operating an information system at an acceptable level of risk to agency operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), agency assets, or individuals.
Source(s): FIPS 200 NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 NIST SP 800-60 Vol 1 Rev. 1   A senior (federal) official or executive with the authority to formally assume responsibility for operating an information system at an acceptable level of risk to organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-128 NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 NIST SP 800-137 NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 CNSSI 4009-2015   Senior (federal) official or executive with the authority to formally assume responsibility for operating an information system at an acceptable level of risk to organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-39 NIST SP 800-30   Senior federal official or executive with the authority to formally assume responsibility for operating an information system at an acceptable level of risk to organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-161
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