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  • automated information system

    A combination of computer hardware and computer software, data, and/or telecommunications that performs functions such as collecting, processing, storing, transmitting, and displaying information. Excluded are computer resources, both hardware and software, that are an integral part of a weapons system, used for highly sensitive classified program as determined by the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), used for other highly sensitive Information Technology (IT) programs (as determined by the Defense Chief Information Officer or determined by the Defense Acquisition Executive or designee to be better overseen as a non-AIS program (e.g., a program with a low ratio of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) funding to total program acquisition costs or that requires significant hardware development).

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