Life-Cycle Costs

Life-Cycle Costs definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): The overall estimated cost, both Government and contractor, for a particular program alternative over the time period corresponding to the life of the program, including direct and indirect initial costs plus any periodic or continuing costs of operation and maintenance.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-65 Rev. 1

Synonym(s): Life Cycle Cost


reference: CSRC Glossary