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information system

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

IS
system
System
SYSTEM

Definition(s):

  A discrete set of information resources organized for the collection, processing, maintenance, use, sharing, dissemination, or disposition of information.
Source(s):
FIPS 200 under INFORMATION SYSTEM (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)
NIST SP 800-137 under Information System (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Information System (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502, OMB Circular A-130, Appendix III)
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Information System (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 under Information System (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)
NIST SP 800-39 under Information System (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Information System (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under Information System (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 1 Rev. 1 under Information System (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502, OMB Circular A-130, Appendix III)
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 2 Rev. 1 under Information System (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502, OMB Circular A-130, Appendix III)
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 1 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)
NISTIR 7622 under Information System (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)
NISTIR 7693 under System

  A discrete set of information resources organized for the collection, processing, maintenance, use, sharing, dissemination, or disposition of information. Refer to system.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 [Superseded] (PL 107-347)

  See Information System.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 under System
NIST SP 800-39 under System
NIST SP 800-128 under System
NIST SP 800-137 under System
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under System
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under System
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under System
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under System
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 1 Rev. 1 under System
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 2 Rev. 1 under System
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 1 under system

  A discrete set of information resources organized for the collection, processing, maintenance, use, sharing, dissemination, or disposition of information. [Note: Information systems also include specialized systems such as industrial/process controls systems, telephone switching and private branch exchange (PBX) systems, and environmental control systems.]
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-128 under Information System (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)

  Combination of interacting elements organized to achieve one or more stated purposes. Note 1: There are many types of systems. Examples include: general and special-purpose information systems; command, control, and communication systems; crypto modules; central processing unit and graphics processor boards; industrial/process control systems; flight control systems; weapons, targeting, and fire control systems; medical devices and treatment systems; financial, banking, and merchandising transaction systems; and social networking systems. Note 2: The interacting elements in the definition of system include hardware, software, data, humans, processes, facilities, materials, and naturally occurring physical entities. Note 3: System of systems is included in the definition of system.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 under system [Superseded] (ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015)

  Combination of interacting elements organized to achieve one or more stated purposes. Note 1: There are many types of systems. Examples include: general and special-purpose information systems; command, control, and communication systems; crypto modules; central processing unit and graphics processor boards; industrial/process control systems; flight control systems; weapons, targeting, and fire control systems; medical devices and treatment systems; financial, banking, and merchandising transaction systems; and social networking systems. Note 2: The interacting elements in the definition of system include hardware, software, data, humans, processes, facilities, materials, and naturally occurring physical entities. Note 3: System of systems is included in the definition of system.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 under system [Superseded] (ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015)

  See information system.
Source(s):
FIPS 200 under SYSTEM

  The ability of an information system to continue to: (i) operate under adverse conditions or stress, even if in a degraded or debilitated state, while maintaining essential operational capabilities; and (ii) recover to an effective operational posture in a time frame consistent with mission needs.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Information System

  A computer-based system used by an issuer to perform the functions necessary for PIV Card or Derived PIV Credential issuance as per [FIPS 201-2].
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-79-2 under Information System

  A discrete set of information resources organized for the collection, processing, maintenance, use, sharing, dissemination, or disposition of information. [Note: Information systems also include specialized systems such as industrial/process controls systems, telephone switching and private branch exchange (PBX) systems, and environmental control systems.]
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-12 Rev. 1 under Information System (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)

  management control that shares common functionality. It normally includes hardware, software, information, data, applications, communications, facilities, and people and provides support for a variety of users and/or applications. Individual applications support different mission-related functions. Users may be from the same or different organizations.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-27 Rev. A under system [Withdrawn]

  Any organized assembly of resources and procedures united and regulated by interaction or interdependence to accomplish a set of specific functions. Note: Systems also include specialized systems such as industrial/process controls systems, telephone switching and private branch exchange (PBX) systems, and environmental control systems.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-12 Rev. 1 under System (NIST SP 800-53)

  A combination of interacting elements organized to achieve one or more stated purposes.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-161 under System (ISO/IEC 15288)
NISTIR 7622 under System (ISO/IEC 15288:2008)

  A discrete set of information resources organized for the collection, processing, maintenance, use, sharing, dissemination, or disposition of information. Note: Information systems also include specialized systems such as industrial/process controls systems, telephone switching and private branch exchange (PBX) systems, and environmental control systems.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under information system (IS) (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)

  Any organized assembly of resources and procedures united and regulated by interaction or interdependence to accomplish a set of specific functions. See information system (IS).
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under system

  A discrete set of resources organized for the collection, processing, maintenance, use, sharing, dissemination, or disposition of information.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-34 Rev. 1 under Information System (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)

  The term 'information system' means a discrete set of information resources organized for the collection, processing, maintenance, use, sharing, dissemination, or disposition of information.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-59 under Information System (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502 (8))

  An interconnected set of information resources under the same direct management control that shares common functionality. A system normally includes hardware, software, information, data, applications, communications, and people.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-66 Rev. 1 under Information System (45 C.F.R., Sec. 164.304)

  a discrete set of information resources organized for the collection, processing, maintenance, use, sharing, dissemination, or disposition of information.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-66 Rev. 1 under Information System (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)

  An information system is a discrete set of information resources organized expressly for the collection, processing, maintenance, use, sharing, dissemination, or disposition of information. Information systems also include specialized systems such as industrial/process controls systems, telephone switching/private branch exchange (PBX) systems, and environmental control systems.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-161 under Information System (NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4)

  A discrete set of information resources organized for the collection, processing, maintenance, use, sharing, dissemination, or disposition of information. Note: Information systems also include specialized systems such as industrial/process controls systems, telephone switching and private branch exchange (PBX) systems, and environmental control systems.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Information System (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502)

  A discrete set of information resources organized for the collection, processing, maintenance, use, sharing, dissemination, or disposition of information. Refer to system.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 [Superseded] (PL 107-347)

  seeIT System.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-16 under System

  A specific IT installation, with a particular purpose and operational environment.
Source(s):
NISTIR 5153 under System (ITSEC Ver. 1.2)

  Combination of interacting elements organized to achieve one or more stated purposes.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8062 under System (ISO/IEC 15288, ISO/IEC 15288)