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High Value Asset

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

HVA

Definition(s):

  Those information resources, mission/business processes, and/or critical programs that are of particular interest to potential or actual adversaries.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-137A under high value asset

  A designation of Federal information or a Federal information system when it relates to one or more of the following categories: -  Informational Value – The information or information system that processes, stores, or transmits the information is of high value to the Government or its adversaries. -  Mission Essential – The agency that owns the information or information system cannot accomplish its Primary Mission Essential Functions (PMEF), as approved in accordance with Presidential Policy Directive 40 (PPD-40) National Continuity Policy, within expected timelines without the information or information system. -  Federal Civilian Enterprise Essential (FCEE) – The information or information system serves a critical function in maintaining the security and resilience of the Federal civilian enterprise.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-172 under high value asset from OMB M-19-03

  Those assets, federal information systems, information, and data for which an unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction could cause a significant impact to the United States' national security interests, foreign relations, economy – or to the public confidence, civil liberties, or public health and safety of the American people.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8170 under High Value Asset from OMB M-17-09