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Equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment, used in automatic acquisition, storage, analysis, evaluation, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information by the executive agency, if the equipment is used by the executive agency directly, or is used by a contractor under a contract with the executive agency that requires use of: (1) that equipment, (2) that equipment to a significant extent in the performance of a service or the furnishing of a product. Includes computers, ancillary equipment (including imaging peripherals, input, output, and storage devices necessary for security and surveillance), peripheral equipment designed to be controlled by a central processing unit of a computer, software, firmware and similar procedures, services (also support services), and related resources. It does not include any equipment acquired by a federal contractor incidental to a federal contract.