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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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Technical Architecture For Information Technology (It)

The conceptual model of USAID's information technology equipment - hardware, computer software, telecommunications and procedures which go together to build a fully functional information system. The Technical Architecture identifies the need for a resource, such as a computer, communications device, or a problem isolation procedure and also identifies feasible products that meet the need (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 544).

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