Any equipment, or interconnected system(s) or
subsystem(s) of equipment, that is used in the automatic acquisition,
storage, analysis, evaluation, manipulation, management, movement control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of
data or information by the agency.
(1) For purposes of this definition,
equipment is used by an agency if the equipment is used by the agency
directly or is used by a contractor under a contract with the agency
(ii) To a
significant extent, its use in the performance of a service or the
furnishing of a product.
(2) The term “information technology”
includes computers, ancillary equipment (including imaging peripherals,
input, output, and storage devices necessary for security and
surveillance), peripheral equipment designed to be controlled by the
central processing unit of a computer, software, firmware and similar
procedures, services (including support services), and related
(3) The term “information technology”
does not include any equipment that:
acquired by a contractor incidental to a contract; or
Contains imbedded information technology that is used as an integral
part of the product, but the principal function of which is not the
acquisition, storage, analysis, evaluation, manipulation, management,
movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or
reception of data or information. For example, HVAC (heating,
ventilation, and air conditioning) equipment, such as thermostats or
temperature control devices, and medical equipment where information
technology is integral to its operation, are not information technology.
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