This document offers definitions of terminology regarding Information Assurance. It also offers a section of "commonly used abbreviations and acronyms". "The Glossary Working Group set several overall objectives for itself in producing this version: 1) Resolve differences between the definitions of terms used by the DOD [Department of Defense], IC [Intelligence Community], and Civil Agencies (NIST Glossary) to enable all three to use the same glossary (and move towards shared documentation and processes). 2) Accommodate the transition from Certification and Accreditation (C&A) terms in current use to the terms now appearing in documents produced by the C&A Transformation initiative. Both sets of terms have been included in this update of the glossary. 3) Ensure consistency among related and dependent terms. 4) Include terms that are important to the risk management goal of C&A transformation and to the concept of information sharing. 5) Review existing definitions to reflect, as appropriate a broader enterprise perspective vice a system perspective. 6) Strike an appropriate balance between macro terms and micro terms (i.e., include terms that are useful in writing and understanding documents dealing with IA [Information Assurance] policies, directives, instructions, and guidance, and strike terms that are useful only to specific IA subspecialties)."
Committee on National Security Systems: CNSS Instruction No. 4009
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