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CMAA Glossary - Definitions of construction management terms available from the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) at http://cmaanet.org/cm-glossary




Free Engineering Dictionary - provided by Engineering.Dictionary.org, offers access to multiple dictionaries at http://www.engineering-dictionary.org/

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Information Security

NIST Glossary of Key Information Security Terms (2013) - The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) promotes the U.S. economy and public welfare by providing technical leadership for the Nation’s measurement and standards infrastructure. ITL develops tests, test methods, reference data, proof of concept implementations, and technical analyses to advance the development and productive use of information technology. ITL’s responsibilities include the development of management, administrative, technical, and physical standards and guidelines for the cost-effective security and privacy of other than national security-related information in Federal information systems. This glossary of common security terms has been extracted from NIST Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), the Special Publication (SP) 800 series, NIST Interagency Reports (NISTIRs), and from the Committee for National Security Systems Instruction 4009 (CNSSI-4009). This glossary includes most of the terms in the NIST publications. It also contains nearly all of the terms and definitions from CNSSI-4009. This glossary provides a central resource of terms and definitions most commonly used in NIST information security publications and in CNSS information assurance publications. Visit glossary here.

SANS Information Security Glossary - The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Its programs now reach more than 165,000 security professionals around the world. A range of individuals from auditors and network administrators, to chief information security officers are sharing the lessons they learn and are jointly finding solutions to the challenges they face. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community. SANS develops, maintains, and makes available at no cost, the largest collection of research documents about various aspects of information security, and it operates the Internet's early warning system - the Internet Storm Center.


ICT/IT (Information Technology)

Gartner IT Glossary - Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is one of the world's leading information technology research and advisory companies. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and has 7,600 associates, including more than 1,600 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 90 countries. The Gartner IT Glossary provides a useful guide to exploring technology terms and definitions.  Visit glossary here.

ICT Glossary (World Bank) - from the Information and Communications Technologies organization at the World Bank.

Wireless Communication Glossary - Quite a full list of acronyms and terms and their meanings.

AXELOS Glossaries of Terms - The AXELOS online Common Glossary covers over 1,000 IT service management and project management terms, definitions and acronyms used in the AXELOS portfolio of publications. Building on the individual glossaries within IT Service Management (ITIL) and Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (PPM) publications, the Common Glossary takes a consolidated approach, providing a generic definition followed by modifying detail where the interpretations of ITIL and PPM differ.  Glossaries cover ITIL®, PRINCE2®, MSP®, M_O_R®, P3O®, MoP®, MoV®To view glossaries click here.







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