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Information System

Statutory Law

44 U.S.C. § 3502(8) (2010) (Title 44—Chapter 35: Coordination of Federal Information Policy—Subchapter I: Federal Information Policy)

As used in this subchapter [44 U.S.C. §§ 3501 et seq.]—
   (8) the term "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. § 3532(b)(4) (2010) (Title 44—Chapter 35: Coordination of Federal Information Policy—Subchapter II: Information Security)

[NOTE: While Subchapter III (44 U.S.C. §§ 3541 et seq.) is in effect Subchapter II [44 U.S.C. §§ 3531 et seq.] shall not apply.]

(b) Additional definitions.  As used in this subchapter [44 U.S.C. §§ 3531 et seq.]—
   (4) the term "information system" means any equipment or interconnected system or subsystems of equipment that is used in the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information, and includes—
      (A) computers and computer networks;
      (B) ancillary equipment;
      (C) software, firmware, and related procedures;
      (D) services, including support services; and
      (E) related resources.