Chapter 5 Information Assurance Task Force

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This chapter discusses the Information Assurance Task Force (IATF) that is basically considered the Information Assurance Systems Engineering Program Management Team. In reality, the IATF is responsible for the systems engineering, systems acquisition, risk management, certification and accreditation, and total life-cycle support processes for the systems engineering of an information system. The purpose of this chapter is to put the system engineering process of the previous chapter in the context of information systems, and to describe the skill required to successfully complete the process. This chapter ...

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