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4.1901 Definitions.

4.1901 Definitions.

     As used in this subpart–

     “Covered contractor information system” means an information system that is owned or operated by a contractor that processes, stores, or transmits Federal contract information.

     “Federal contract information” means information, not intended for public release, that is provided by or generated for the Government under a contract to develop or deliver a product or service to the Government, but not including information provided by the Government to the public (such as that on public Web sites) or simple transactional information, such as that necessary to process payments.

     “Information” means any communication or representation of knowledge such as facts, data, or opinions in any medium or form, including textual, numerical, graphic, cartographic, narrative, or audiovisual (Committee on National Security Systems Instruction (CNSSI) 4009).

     “Information system” means a discrete set of information resources organized for the collection, processing, maintenance, use, sharing, dissemination, or disposition of information (44 U.S.C. 3502).

     “Safeguarding” means measures or controls that are prescribed to protect information systems.