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Agency

Acronym(s):

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Definition(s):

  Any executive department, military department, government corporation, government controlled corporation, or other establishment in the executive branch of the government (including the Executive Office of the President), or any independent regulatory agency, but does not include: (i) the Government Accountability Office; (ii) the Federal Election Commission; (iii) the governments of the District of Columbia and of the territories and possessions of the United States, and their various subdivisions; or (iv) government-owned contractor-operated facilities, including laboratories engaged in national defense research and production activities.
Source(s): FIPS 200 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)

  Any executive department, military department, government corporation, government controlled corporation, or other establishment in the executive branch of the government (including the Executive Office of the President), or any independent regulatory agency, but does not include -
(i) the General Accounting Office;
(ii) Federal Election Commission;
(iii) the governments of the District of Columbia and of the territories and possessions of the United States, and their various subdivisions; or
(iv) Government-owned contractor-operated facilities, including laboratories engaged in national defense research and production activities.

Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)

  Any department, subordinate element of a department, or independent organizational entity that is statutorily or constitutionally recognized as being part of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-32

  An executive department specified in 5 U.S.C., Sec. 101; a military department specified in 5 U.S.C., Sec. 102; an independent establishment as defined in 5 U.S.C., Sec. 104(1); and a wholly owned Government coorporation fully subject to the provisions of 31 U.S.C., Chapter 91.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-60 Vol 1 Rev. 1 (41 U.S.C., Sec. 403)

  Any executive department, military department, government corporation, government-controlled corporation, or other establishment in the executive branch of the government (including the Executive Office of the President) or any independent regulatory agency, but does not include: 1) the General Accounting Office; 2) the Federal Election Commission; 3) the governments of the District of Columbia and of the territories and possessions of the United States and their various subdivisions; or 4) government-owned, contractor-operated facilities, including laboratories engaged in national defense research and production activities. Also referred to as Federal Agency.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-66 Rev. 1 (FIPS 200, 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)

  The term 'agency' means any executive department, military department, government corporation, government controlled corporation, or other establishment in the executive branch of the government (including the Executive Office of the President), or any independent regulatory agency, but does not include (a) the General Accounting Office; (b) Federal Election Commission; (c) the governments of the District of Columbia and of the territories and possessions of the United States, and their various subdivisions; or (d) Government-owned contractor-operated facilities, including laboratories engaged in national defense research and production activities.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-59 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502 (1))

  An executive department specified in 5 U.S.C., Sec. 101; a military department specified in 5 U.S.C., Sec. 102; an independent establishment as defined in 5 U.S.C., Sec. 104(1); or a wholly owned Government corporation fully subject to the provisions of 31 U.S.C., Chapter 91.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-79-2

Synonym(s):
Executive Agency
  An executive department specified in 5 U.S.C., SEC. 101; a military department specified in 5 U.S.C., SEC. 102; an independent establishment as defined in 5 U.S.C., SEC. 104(1); and a wholly-owned Government corporation fully subject to the provisions of 31 U.S.C., CHAPTER 91.
Source(s): FIPS 200   An executive department specified in 5 U.S.C., SEC. 101; a military department specified in 5 U.S.C., SEC. 102; an independent establishment as defined in 5 U.S.C., SEC. 104(1); and a wholly owned Government corporation fully subject to the provisions of 31 U.S.C., CHAPTER 91.
Source(s): FIPS 199 CNSSI 4009-2015 NIST SP 800-128 NIST SP 800-137 NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 NIST SP 800-39 NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 NIST SP 800-30 NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4   An executive department specified in 5 U.S.C., Sec. 105; a military department specified in 5 U.S.C., Sec. 102; an independent establishment as defined in 5 U.S.C., Sec. 104(1); and a wholly owned Government corporation fully subject to the provisions of 31 U.S.C., Chapter 91.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-171   An executive department specified in 5 U.S.C., Sec. 101; a military department specified in 5 U.S.C., Sec.102; an independent establishment as defined in 5 U.S.C., Sec. 104(1); or a wholly owned government corporation fully subject to the provisions of 31 U.S.C., Chapter 91.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-60 Vol 1 Rev. 1   An executive department specified in 5 U.S.C., Section 101; a military department specified in 5 U.S.C., Section 102; an independent establishment as defined in 5 U.S.C., Section 104(1); and a wholly owned Government corporation fully subject to the provisions of 31 U.S.C. Chapter 91.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-59
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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