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Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement

Definition(s):

  A type of intra-agency, interagency, or National Guard agreement between two or more parties, which includes specific terms that are agreed to, and a commitment by at least one party to engage in action. It includes either a commitment of resources or binds a party to a specific action.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under memorandum of agreement (MOA) from DoDI 4000.19

  A type of intra-agency, interagency, or National Guard agreement between two or more parties, which includes only general understandings between the parties. It neither includes a commitment of resources nor binds a party to a specific action.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under memorandum of understanding (MOU) from DoDI 4000.19

  Agreement between the Federal PKI Policy Authority and an Agency allowing interoperability between the Agency Principal CA and the FBCA.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-32 under Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

  Memorandum of Agreement (as used in the context of this CP, between an Agency and the FPKIPA allowing interoperation between the FBCA and Agency Principal CA)
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-32 under MOA

  A document established between two or more parties to define their respective responsibilities in accomplishing a particular goal or mission. In this guide, an MOU/A defines the responsibilities of two or more organizations in establishing, operating, and securing a system interconnection.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-47 under Memorandum of Understanding/Agreement (MOU/A)