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Appendix A - Acronyms and Abbreviations

Selected acronyms and abbreviations used in the guide are defined below.

FISMA - Federal Information Security Management Act

IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service
IT - Information Technology
ITL - Information Technology Laboratory

NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology
PaaS - Platform as a Service
OMB - Office of Management and Budget
SaaS - Software as a Service
SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol
SP - Special Publication
UDDI - Universal Description, Discovery and Integration
VM - Virtual Machine
WSDL - Web Services Description Language