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information system

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

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 from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502
NIST SP 800-128 from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502
NIST SP 800-160 Vol. 2 from OMB Circular A-130
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 2 from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502
NIST SP 800-53B from OMB Circular A-130 (2016)
NIST SP 800-172 from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502
NIST SP 800-137 under Information System from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Information System from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502, OMB Circular A-130, Appendix III
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Information System from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502
NIST SP 800-39 under Information System from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under Information System from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 1 Rev. 1 under Information System from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502, OMB Circular A-130, Appendix III
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 2 Rev. 1 under Information System from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502, OMB Circular A-130, Appendix III
NIST SP 800-66 Rev. 1 under Information System from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502
NIST SP 1800-25B under Information System from FIPS 200, 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502
NIST SP 1800-26B under Information System from FIPS 200, 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502
NISTIR 7622 under Information System from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502
NISTIR 8170 under Information System from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502
NISTIR 8286 under Information System from OMB Circular A-130 (2016)
NISTIR 7693 under System
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 1 [Superseded] from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 [Superseded] under Information System from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Information System from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502

  See information system.
Source(s):
FIPS 200 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 800-39 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. 2 under system
NIST SP 800-172 under system
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 [Superseded] under System
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under System
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 1 [Superseded] under system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 from 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 from 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 from 45 C.F.R., Sec. 164.304

  Individual with assigned responsibility for maintaining the appropriate operational security posture for an information system or program.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2

  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 from NIST SP 800-53
NIST SP 800-128 under system from CNSSI 4009-2015

  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 Vol. 1 from EGovAct

  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 Vol. 1 from EGovAct

  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; cntral process unit and graphics processor boards; industrial/process control systems; flight control systems; weapons, targeting, and fire control syst ems; medical devices and treatment systems; financial, banking, and merchandising transaction systems; and social networking systems. Note 2: The inteacting elements in the definition of system include hardware, software, data, humans, processes, facilites, materials, and naturally occurring physical entities. Note 3: Systems of systems is included in the definition of system.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2 under system from ISO/IEC 15288

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

  Combination of interacting elements organized to achieve one or more stated purposes.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 Vol. 2 under system from ISO/IEC 15288:2008, NIST SP 800-160 Vol. 1
NISTIR 8062 under System from ISO/IEC 15288

  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 Vol. 1 under system from ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288

  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

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

  Any organized assembly of resources and procedures united and regulated by interaction or interdependence to accomplish a set of specific functions. See information system. 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 800-37 Rev. 2 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 from 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 from NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4

  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 Vol. 1 under system from ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288

  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) from 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. [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 from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502

  A discrete set of resources that are organized for the collection, processing, maintenance, use, sharing, dissemination, or disposition of information.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 5 under System

  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 control systems, telephone switching and private branch exchange (PBX) systems, and environmental control systems.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 under system from CNSSI 4009-2015

  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 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 800-53 Rev. 5 under system from ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015

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

  See Information System
Source(s):
NISTIR 8170 under System

  A discrete set of information resources organized expressly for the collection, processing, maintenance, use, sharing, dissemination, or disposition of information.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8286 under System from NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4

  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 [Superseded] under Information System

  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 [Withdrawn] 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 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Information System from 44 U.S.C., Sec. 3502