Paperwork Reduction Reauthorization Act of 1986, Pub. L. No. 99-500 (1986).
The Act significantly expanded the Brooks Automatic Data Processing Act of 1965's definition of automatic data processing equipment (ADPE) to reflect the merging of automatic data processing, communications, and related technologies. The law defined ADPE as any equipment or interconnected system or subsystems of equipment that is used in the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information. This includes (1) computers; (2) ancillary equipment; (3) software, firmware, and similar procedures; (4) services, including support services; and (5) related resources as defined by regulations issued by the GSA. The Act combined the old ADP and Federal Telecommunications Funds into one Information Technology Fund (ITF). Also under this Act, the General Services Board of Contract Appeals (GSBCA) was given permanent jurisdiction over ADP protest resolution.