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Information Assurance

 

Information Assurance defined -- Information operations undertaken to protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their:

Availability, Integrity, Authentication, Confidentiality, and Non-Repudiation

This includes providing for the restoration of information systems by incorporating protection, detection, and reaction capabilities.

DISA, Information Assurance Program

 

Information assurance is a directive that reinforces Department of Defense's interest in safeguarding its information. Warfighters require instant reliable information accessible through many modes -- computer, video-teleconferencing, imagery etc