|“||[i]ncludes all stages of the process of acquiring property or services, beginning with the process for determining the need for the property or services and ending with contract completion and closeout.||”|
|“||the process of imaging or otherwise obtaining information from a digital device and its peripheral equipment and media.||”|
|“||[a] process by which digital evidence is duplicated, copied, or imaged.||”|
|“||[t]he acquiring by contract with appropriated funds supplies or services (including construction) by and for the use of the Federal Government through purchase or lease, whether the supplies or services are already in existence or must be created, developed, demonstrated, and evaluated. Acquisition begins at the point when agency needs are established and includes the description of requirements to satisfy agency needs, solicitation and selection of sources, award of contracts, contract financing, contract performance, contract administration, and those technical and management functions directly related to the process of fulfilling agency needs by contract.||”|
- NIST Special Publication 800-64, at A-1.
- NIST Special Publication 800-72, Glossary, at 35.
- Forensic Examination of Digital Evidence: A Guide for Law Enforcement, at 39.
- A Guide to Planning, Acquiring, and Managing Information Technology Systems, at A-1; Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 2.101.
- 41 U.S.C. §403(16).