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type accreditation

Note: (C.F.D.)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A form of accreditation that is used to authorize multiple instances of a major application or general support system for operation at approved locations with the same type of computing environment. In situations where a major application or general support system is installed at multiple locations, a type accreditation will satisfy Certification and Accreditation (C&A) requirements only if the application or system consists of a common set of tested and approved hardware, software, and firmware. See type authorization.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015