Automatic data processing equipment

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The rapid expansion of the industry is demonstrated by a chart of imports of ADP equipment to Australia since 1989 ($millions).

Automatic data processing equipment, legally defined, is any equipment or interconnected system or subsystems of equipment that is used in the

of data or information

  • by a Federal agency, or
  • under a contract with a Federal agency


  • requires the use of such equipment, or
  • requires the performance of a service or the furnishing of a product which is performed or produced making significant use of such equipment.

The term includes

  • computer,
  • ancillary equipment,
  • software,
  • firmware, and similar procedures,
  • services, including support services, and
  • related resources as defined by regulations issued by the Administrator for General Services.

See also[edit]


  • Public Law 99-500, Title VII, Sec. 822 (a) Section 111(a) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. § 759(a)) revised.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the General Services Administration document "Federal Standard 1037C" (in support of MIL-STD-188).

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