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system

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

information system
Information System
IT System

Definition(s):

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NIST SP 800-160 under information system [Superseded] (PL 107-347)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

  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 [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 [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 [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)

  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

  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 under information system [Superseded] (PL 107-347)

  a collection of computing and/or communications components and otherresources that support one or more functional objectives of an organization. IT system resources include any IT component plus associated manual procedures and physical facilities that are used in the acquisition, storage, manipulation, display, and/or movement of data or to direct or monitor operating procedures. An IT system may consist of one or more computers and their related resources of any size. The resources that comprise a system do not have to be physically connected.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-16 under IT System

  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)