the necessity for access to, knowledge of, or possession of specific information required to carry out official duties.
[t]he determination made by an authorized user of information that a prospective recipient requires access to specific information to perform or assist in a lawful and authorized governmental function, i.e., access is required for the performance of official duties.
a practice that restricts information or resources in the execution of a task outside of what is critical in order to complete that task, despite clearance level.
[r]equested information is pertinent and necessary to the requestor agency in initiating, furthering, or completing an investigation.
Need-to-know means that as a result of jurisdictional, organizational, or operational necessities, intelligence or information is disseminated to further an investigation.
A Guide to Understanding Information System Security Officer Responsibilities for Automated Information Systems.
OPSEC Glossary of Terms.
Protected Critical Infrastructure Information Program Procedures Manual, at App. 2-4.
A Comparison of Cross-Sector Cyber Security Standards, at 11 n.14. ↑
Criminal Intelligence File Guidelines.
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