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information

Definition(s):

  An instance of an information type.
Source(s):
FIPS 200 under INFORMATION from FIPS 199
NIST SP 800-137 under Information from FIPS 199
NIST SP 800-39 under Information from FIPS 199
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under Information from FIPS 199
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 1 Rev. 1 under Information from FIPS 199
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 2 Rev. 1 under Information from FIPS 199
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 [Superseded] under Information from FIPS 199
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Information from FIPS 199

  Any communication or representation of knowledge such as facts, data, or opinions in any medium or form, including textual, numerical, graphic, cartographic, narrative, or audiovisual. An instance of an information type.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Information from CNSSI 4009, FIPS 199

  Any communication or representation of knowledge such as facts, data, or opinions in any medium or form, including textual, numerical, graphic, cartographic, narrative, or audiovisual.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-39 under Information from CNSSI 4009
NISTIR 8170 under Information from CNSSI 4009, FIPS 199
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 1 [Superseded]
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Information from CNSSI 4009

  2. Knowledge -- e.g., data, instructions -- in any medium or form that can be communicated between system entities.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 from IETF RFC 4949 Ver 2

  1. Facts and ideas, which can be represented (encoded) as various forms of data. 2. Knowledge—e.g., data, instructions—in any medium or form that can be communicated between system entities.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-12 Rev. 1 under Information from IETF RFC 4949 Ver 2

  1. Facts, data, or instructions in any medium or form. 2. The meaning that a human assigns to data by means of the known conventions used in their representation.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-59 under Information from DoD JP 1-02

  Any communication or representation of knowledge such as facts, data, or opinions in any medium or form, including textual, numerical, graphic, cartographic, narrative, electronic, or audiovisual forms.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 2 from OMB Circular A-130
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 from OMB Circular A-130 (2016)
NIST SP 800-53B from OMB Circular A-130 (2016)
NIST SP 800-172 from OMB Circular A-130 (2016)

  Facts and ideas, which can be represented (encoded) as various forms of data.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015

  Meaningful interpretation or expression of data.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1 under Information

  Data that has semantic content (i.e. meaning) in a certain context.
Source(s):
NISTIR 4734 under Information