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Definitions Edit

Business Edit

A component is "[a]n element or part of a business process."[1]

Computing Edit

A component is

[a] single resource with defined characteristics. The component concept is used in defining precise specifications for testing the validity of various resources. These components are also defined by their relationship to other components.[2]
individual elements of computing and communications systems that have specific interfaces and functions. They include hardware and software.[3]

Department of Homeland Security Edit

See DHS Component.

Electronics Edit

See Electronic component.

Procurement Edit

A component is "any item supplied to the Federal Government as part of an end item or of another component."[4]

Software Edit

A component is

a unit of software composition that has a coherent function, and a standard calling interface and behavior.[5]

Technology Edit

A component is

an assembly, or part thereof, that is essential to the operation of some larger assembly and is an immediate subdivision of the assembly to which it belongs.[6]
[m]odular, deployable, and replaceable part of a system that encapsulates implementation and exposes a set of interfaces.[7]

Components are "individual elements of computing and communications systems that have specific interfaces and functions. They include hardware and software."[8]

References Edit

  1. FFIEC IT Examination Handbook, Business Continuity Planning, Appendix B: Glossary (full-text).
  2. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: An Assessment Guide, at 30.
  3. Making IT Better: Expanding Information Technology Research to Meet Society's Needs, at 32.
  4. 41 U.S.C. §403(14).
  5. "About ESMF" (full-text).
  6. Federal Standard 1037C:Glossary.
  7. Framework for Cyber-Physical Systems, at 7.
  8. Making IT Better: Expanding Information Technology Research to Meet Society's Needs, at 32.

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