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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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Data Telecommunication

This includes local area networks (LANs) wide area networks (WAN) mainframe, mini and gateway micro computers, electronic bulletin boards, Electronic Mail (e-mail) X.400, Internet, and other network-enabled applications provided through the USAID Network (USAIDNET) (e.g., sending faxes through e-mail, asynch dial-out - dial-in, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) telecommunication network, etc.,) for both USAID - W and overseas locations (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 549).

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