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    Certificate of Competency

    In defense contracting, a Certificate of Competency states that the holder is authorized to receive and perform on a specific government contract.  Continue Reading

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    emerging small business

    In defense contracting, an emerging small business is any small business concern whose size is no greater than 50 percent of the numerical size standard applicable to the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code assigned to a contracting ...  Continue Reading

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    contracting officer

    A contracting officer is an individual entrusted by an organization with the authority to enter into, administer, renew or terminate contract s, along with related determinations and findings.  Continue Reading

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    business information center (BIC)

    A business information center (BIC) is an incubator for entrepeneurs designed to offer information, education, training and access to other services at one location.  Continue Reading

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    ID3 tag

    An ID3 tag is a type of meta data container used to store information about an MP3 file within the audio file itself.  Continue Reading

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    menu

    A menu is a set of options presented to the user of a computer application to help the user find information or execute a program function.  Continue Reading

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    Top terms in 2006

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  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

SearchSecurity

  • security information and event management (SIEM)

    Security information and event management (SIEM) is an approach to security management that seeks to provide a holistic view of ...

  • polymorphic virus

    A polymorphic virus is a harmful, destructive or intrusive type of malware that can change or 'morph,' making it difficult to ...

  • cyberterrorism

    According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, cyberterrorism is any 'premeditated, politically motivated attack against ...

SearchHealthIT

  • accountable care organization (ACO)

    An accountable care organization (ACO) is an association of hospitals, healthcare providers and insurers in which all parties ...

  • patient engagement

    Patient engagement is an ideal healthcare situation in which people are well-informed about -- and motivated to be involved -- in...

  • personal health record (PHR)

    A personal health record (PHR) is a collection of health-related information that is documented and maintained by the individual ...

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  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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