GlossaryA B C D E F G H I L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z
A building, part of a building or complex of buildings, in which an agency, or a particular agency function, is located. This can include contractors’ premises.
Facility security inspection
An inspection of a contractor’s premises addressing the criteria established in the contract between the contractor and the New Zealand government, to ensure that a secure environment appropriate to the performance of the contracted function can be provided by the contractor.
A programme or device designed to prevent unauthorised access to or from a network or system by filtering incoming and outgoing network data based on a series of rules.
Fit and proper person checks
Personnel or employment checks other than the security clearance vetting process, undertaken by agencies as part of their personnel security management to address specific agency risks.
Any government external to New Zealand (including an individual, organisation or agency acting on behalf of this government) or an intergovernmental organisation. This also includes multi-national or supra-national government and non-governmental organisations, for example, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, European Union, United Nations and Interpol.
Foreign Government Information (FGI)
Information received by the New Zealand government from foreign governments and government agencies in support of strategic and operational objectives. In most cases, New Zealand provides the assurance to safeguard this information under the terms of a bilateral and multilateral agreement, Security of Information Agreement or Arrangement (SIA) or MOUs.