Definitions Edit

Business Edit

A mission-critical system is "[a] system supporting a core business activity or process.[1]

Military Edit

A mission-critical system is

[a] system that meets the definitions of 'information system' and 'national security system' in the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, the loss of which would cause the stoppage of warfighter operations or direct mission support of warfighter operations.[2]

References Edit

  1. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: An Assessment Guide, at 32.
  2. DoD Instruction 5000.02.

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