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Lines of Business

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  “Lines of business” or “areas of operation” describe the purpose of government in functional terms or describe the support functions that the government must conduct in order to effectively deliver services to citizens. Lines of business relating to the purpose of government and the purposes tend to be mechanisms the government uses to achieve its mission-based. Lines of business relating to support functions and resource management functions that are necessary to conduct government operations tend to be common to most agencies. The recommended information types provided in NIST SP 800-60 are established from the “business areas” and “lines of business” from OMB’s Business Reference Model (BRM) section of Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) Consolidated Reference Model Document Version 2.3
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 1 Rev. 1
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 2 Rev. 1