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Policy

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Statements, rules or assertions that specify the correct or expected behavior of an entity. For example, an authorization policy might specify the correct access control rules for a software component.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-95 (Open Grid Services Architecture Glossary of Terms (25 January 2005))
NISTIR 7621 Rev. 1 (NIST SP 800-95)

  A statement of objectives, rules, practices or regulations governing the activities of people within a certain context.
Source(s):
NISTIR 4734