Information Technology (IT) can be considered any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment that is used in the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information by the executive agency. For purposes of the preceding sentence, equipment is used by an 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 which: (i) requires the use of such equipment; or (ii) requires the use, to a significant extent, of such equipment in the performance of a service or the furnishing of a product. The term information technology includes computers, ancillary equipment, software, firmware and similar procedures, services (including support services), and related resources.
For information about IT, please view guidance on this topic from the following resources:
- The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
- National Center for Education Statistic (NCES).
- Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).