Military Acronyms - Lifecycle

Acronym Defintion
AA Achieved Availability
AAA Army Audit Agency
AAC Air Armament Center (Air Force)
AAE Army Acquisition Executive
ABCA American-British-Canadian-Australian
AC Active Component
ACAP Army Cost Analysis Paper
ACAT Acquisition Category
ACC Air Combat Command (Air Force)
ACD&P Advanced Component Development and Prototypes
ACE Acquisition Center of Excellence
ACI Allocated Configuration Identification
ACMC Assistant Commandment of the Marine Corps
ACNO Assistant Chief of Naval Operations
ACO Administrative Contracting Officer
ACRN Accounting Classification Reference Number
ACS Assistant Chief of Staff
ACSA Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement
ACTD Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (Obsolete-See JCTD (Joint Capability Technology Demonstration))
ACWP Actual Cost of Work Performed
ADA Anti-Deficiency Act
ADLT Administrative and Logistics Delay Time
ADM Acquisition Decision Memorandum
ADP Automated Data Processing
ADPE Automated Data Processing Equipment
ADR Alternate Dispute Resolution; Alternative Dispute Resolution
AECA Arms Export Control Act (1976)
AECB Arms Export Control Board
AFAE Air Force Acquisition Executive
AFALC Air Force Air Logistics Center
AFARS Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
AFCAA Air Force Cost Analysis Agency
AFFARS Air Force Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
AFFTC Air Force Flight Test Center
AFI Air Force Instruction
AFIT Air Force Institute of Technology
AFMC Air Force Materiel Command
AFOTEC Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center
AFPD Air Force Policy Directive
AFRL Air Force Research Laboratory
AI Artificial Intelligence
AIS Automated Information System
AKSS AT&L (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) Knowledge Sharing System (Obsolete-See Defense Acquisition Portal (DAP))
ALC Air Logistics Center (Air Force)
ALMC Army Logistics Management College
ALO Authorized Level of Organization (Army)
ALT Administrative Lead Time
AMA Analysis of Materiel Approaches
AMC Air Mobility Command; Army Materiel Command
AMCOM Aviation and Missile Command (Army)
AMSAA Army Materiel Systems Analysis Agency
AMSDL Acquisition Management Systems Data List
ANSI American National Standards Institute
AoA Analysis of Alternatives
AOTR Asssessment of Operational Test Readiness
AP Acquisition Plan; Advance Procurement
AP/A/N/AF Aircraft Procurement (Appropriation), Army/Navy/Air Force
APB Acquisition Program Baseline
APBA Acquisition Program Baseline Agreement
APPN Appropriation
APUC Average Procurement Unit Cost (also see AUPC (Average Unit Procurement Cost))
AQAP Allied Quality Assurance Provision
AR Army Regulation
ARL Army Research Laboratory
ASA(ALT) Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)
ASAF(A) Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition)
ASARC Army Systems Acquisistion Review Council
ASBCA Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
ASC Aeronautical Systems Center (Air Force)
ASD(HA) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)
ASD(LA) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Legislative Affairs)
ASD(NII) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration)
ASF Army Stock Fund
ASN(M&RA) Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)
ASN(RD&A) Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition)
ASPA Armed Services Procurement Act
ASR Acquisition Strategy Report; Alternative Systems Review
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
AT Anti-Tampering
ATC Air Training Command
ATD Advanced Technology Development (or Demonstration)
ATE Automatic Test Equipment
ATEC Army Test and Evaluation Command (Army)
ATP Acceptance Test Procedures
ATPS Automated Test Planning System
ATSD Assistant to the Secretary of Defense
AUPC Average Unit Procurement Cost (also see APUC (Average Procurement Unit Cost))
AV All Views
AWACS Airborne Warning and Control System (Air Force)
AWE Advanced Warfighting Experiment
BA Budget Activity; Budget Authority
BAA Broad Agency Announcement; Buy American Act
BAC Budget at Completion
BAFO Best and Final Offer
BCA Board of Contract Appeals; Business Case Analysis
BCC Budget Classification Code
BCE Baseline Cost Estimate (Army)
BCEFM Business, Cost Estimating, Financial Management
BCM Baseline Correlation Matrix (Air Force)
BCS Baseline Comparison System
BCWP Budgeted Cost of Work Performed
BCWS Budgeted Cost of Work Scheduled
BE Baseline Estimate
BES Budget Estimate Submission
BFM Business and Financial Manager
BIOS Basic Input/Output System
BIT Binary Digit; Built In Test
BITE Built In Test Equipment
BLRIP Beyond Low Rate Initial Production
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
BMD Ballistic Missile Defense
BOA Basic Ordering Agreement
BOD Beneficial Occupancy Date
BOIP Basis of Issue Plan (Army)
BOSC Base Operating Support Contract
B&P Bid and Proposal
BPA Blanket Purchase Agreement
BPR Business Process Reengineering
BRAC Base Realignment and Closure
BRP Basic Research Plan
BT Builder's Trial (Ships)
BY Budget Year; Base Year
C2 Command and Control
C3I Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence
C3ISR Command, Control, Communication, Intelligence, Surveilance, and Reconnaissance
C4 Command, Control, Communications, and Computers
C4I Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence
C4ISR Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
CA Contract Award; Control Account
CAAC Civilian Agency Acquisition Council
CAD Capabilities and Acquisition Division (J-8_Joint Staff); Computer-Aided Design
CADD Computer-Aided Design and Drafting
CAE Component Acquisition Execitive; Computer-Aided Engineering
CAIG Cost Analysis Improvement Group
CAIV Cost as an Independent Variable
CALS Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support; Continuous Acquisition and Life-Cycle Support
CAM Computer-Aided Manufacturing
CAO Contract Administration Office
CAP Contractor Acquired Property; Critical Acquisition Position
CAPE Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (Office of the Secretary of Defense-Director, CAPE)
CAR Command Assessment Review (Air Force); Configuration Audit Review
CARD Cost Analysis Requirements Description
CARS Consolidated Acquisition Reporting System (Obsolete---See DAMIR (Defense Acquisition Management Information Retrieval))
CAS Contract Administration Services; Cost Accounting Standard
CASB Cost Accounting Standards Board
CASE Computer-Aided Software Engineering; Computer-Aided System Engineering
CAST Computer-Aided Software Testing
CAT Computer-Aided Testing
CATEX Categorical Exclusion
CATM Computer-Aided Technical Management
CBA Capabilities-Based Assessment;Cost Benefit Analysis
CBD Chemical Biological Defense;Commerce Business Daily (Obsolete- See FedBizOpps (Federal Business Opportunities System))
CBM+ Condition-Based Maintenance+
CBO Congressional Budget Office
CBR Chemical, Biological, Radiological; Concurrent Budget Resolution
CBRN Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear
CBS Cost Breakdown Structure
CBTDEV Combat Development (Army/Marine Corps)
CCA Clinger-Cohen Act; Component Cost Analysis (Obsolete---See CCE (Component Cost Estimate))
CCASS Construction Contract Appraisal Support System
CCB Configuration Control Board
CCD Category Code Directory; Contract Completion Date
CCDR Combatant Commander; Contractor Cost Data Report(s) Reporting
CCE Component Cost Estimate
CCJO Capstone Concept for Joint Operations
CCN Configuration Change Notice; Contract Change Notice
CCP Consolidated Cryptologic Program; Contract Change Proposal
CCPO Consolidated Civilian Personnel Office
CDD Capability Development Document
CDR Contractual Data Requirement; Critical Design Review
CDRL Contract Data Requirement List
CE Cost Estimate; Current Estimate
CEAC Cost and Economic Analysis Center (Army)
CEC Civil Engineering Corps
CECOM Communications and Electronics Command (Army)
CEP Circular Error Probable; Contract Estimating and Pricing
CEQ Council on Environmental Quality
CER Cost Estimating Relationship
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund)
CETS Contractor Engineering and Technical Services
CFC Chlorofluorocarbon
CFE Contractor-Furnished Equipment
CFEN Contractor-Furnished Equipment Notice
CFM Contractor Financial Management; Contractor-Furnished Material
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CFR Code of Federal Regulations; Contractor Funds Report
CFSR Contract Funds Status Report
CG Commanding General
CI Commercial Item; Configuration Item; Counterintelligence
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CIC Critical Intelligence Category
CICA Competition in Contracting Act (1984)
CID Commercial Item Description
CIO Chief Information Officer
CIP Component Improvement Program; Critical Intelligence Parameter
CITA Commercial or Industrial Type Activities
CITIS Contractor Integrated Technical Information Service
CJCS Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
CJCSI Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction
CJCSM Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Manual
CLIN Contract Line Item Number
CLR Contingent Liability Report or Record; Customer Liaison Representative
CLS Contractor Logistics Support
CM Configuration Management; Contract Management
CMC Comandment of the Marine Corps
CMIS Configuration Management Information System
CMM Capability Maturity Model
CMMI Capability Maturity Model Integration
CMO Contract Management Office
CMP Configuration Management Plan
CNA Center for Naval Analysis
CNAD Conference of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Armaments Directors
CNO Chief of Naval Operations
CO Change Order; Commanding Officer; Contracting Officer
COAR Contracting Officer's Authorized Representative
COBOL Common Business Oriented Language
COC Certificate of Competency; Certification of Compliance
COCO Contractor-Owned, Contractor-Operated (Facilities)
COCOM Combatant Command
COI Critical Operational Issue
COMDT Commandant
COMMINT Communications Intelligence
COMOPTEVFOR Commander, Operational Test and Evaluations Force (Navy)
COMPT Comptroller
CONOPS Concept of Operations
CONUS Continental United States
COP Common Operational Picture
COR Contracting Officer's Representative
COTR Contracting Officer's Technical Representative
COTS Commercial Off-The-Shelf
CP Change Proposal; Critical Path
CPA Chairman's Program Assessment (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)
CPAF Cost Plus Award Fee
CPAM CNO (Chief of Naval Operations) Program Assessment Memorandum (Navy)
CPAR Contractor Performance Assessment Report (Air Force)
CPC Corrosion Prevention and Control
C/PD Cost/Pricing Data
CPD Capability Production Document
CPFF Cost Plus Fixed-Fee
CPI Consumer Price Index; Cost Performance Index; Critical Program Information
CPIF Cost Plus Incentive-Fee
CPIPT Cost Performance Integrated Product Team
CPM Contractor Performance Measurement; Critical Path Method
CPO Civilian Personnel Office
CPPC Cost Plus Percentage-of-Cost
CPR Chairman's Program Recommendation; Contract Performance Report
CPS Competitive Prototyping Strategy
CPSR Contractor Procurement/Purchasing System Review
CPU Central Processing Unit
CQC Construction Quality Control
CR Change Request; Continuing Resolution; Cost Reimbursement
CRA Continuing Resolution Authority
CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
CRAG Contractor Risk Assessment Guide
CRC Control Reporting Center
CRD Capstone Requirements Document
CR-IPT Computer Resources-Integrated Product Team
CRISD Computer Resources Integrated Support Document
CRLCMP Computer Resources Life Cycle Management Plan
CRS Computer Resources Support
CRWG Computer Resources Working Group
C/S/A Commands/Services/Agencies
CSA Chief of Staff of the Army
CSAF Chief of Staff of the Air Force
CSB Configuration Steering Board
CSC Computer Software Component
CSCI Computer Software Configuration Item (also called SI (Software Item))
CSD Computer Software Documentation
CSI Construction Specifications Institute; Critical Safety Item
CSOM Computer Software Operator's Manual
CSP Critical Safety Process
CSS Contractor Support Services
C/SSR Cost/Schedule Status Report (Obsolete---See CPR (Contract Performance Report))
CSU Computer Software Unit
CTE Critical Technology Element
CTEA Cost and Training Effectiveness Analysis (Army)
CTEMP Capstone Test and Evaluation Master Plan
CTO Chief Technology Officer
CTP Critical Technology Parameter
CUPS Council on Uniform Procurement System
CV Cost Variance
C-V-P Cost Volume Profit
CWA Clean Water Act
CWBS Contract Work Breakdown Structure
CY Calendar Year; Current Year
DA Department of the Army; Design Activity; Developing Agency or Activity
DAA Designated Approving Authority
DAB Defense Acquisition Board
DAC Defense Acquisition Circular; Designated Acquisition Commander (Air Force)
DACM Director, Acquisition Career Management
DAE Defense Acquisition Executive
DAES Defense Acquisition Executive Summary
DAF Department of the Air Force
DAMIR Defense Acquisition Management Information Retrieval (System)
DAMS Defense Acquisition Management System
DAP Defense Acquisition Portal
DAR Defense Acquisition Regulations
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DASC Department of the Army Systems Coordinator
DASD Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
DAU Defense Acquisition University
DAWG Deputy Secretary's Advisory Working Group (Deputy Secretary of Defense)
DAWIA Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act
DBDD Data Base Design Document
DBSMC Defense Business Systems Management Committee
DCAA Defense Contract Audit Agency
DCADS Defense Contracting Action Data System
DCAS Defense Contract Administration Services
DCMA Defense Contract Management Agency
DCMR Defense Contract Management Regions
DCNO Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
DCOR Defense Committee on Research
DCR DOTMLPF (Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership, and Education, Personnel, and Facilities) Change Recommendation
DCS Deputy Chief of Staff
DCS (I&L) Deputy Chief of Staff, Installations and Logistics (Marine Corps)
DDN Defense Data Network
DDR&E Director, Defense Research and Engineering (Office of the Secretary of Defense)
DEPSECDEF Deputy Secretary of Defense
DESC Defense Electronic Supply Center
D&F Determination and Findings
DFARS Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
DFAS Defense Finance and Accounting Service
DIA Defense Intelligence Agency
DIACAP Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process
DIB Defense Industrial Base
DID Data Item Description
DIEA Defense Information Enterprise Architecture
DIPEC Defense Industrial Plant Equipment Center
DISA Defense Information Systems Agency
DISAM Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management
DISN Defense Information Systems Network
DISR DoD (Department of Defense) Information Technology Standards Registry
DITSCAP Department of Defense (DoD) Information Technology Security Certification and Accreditation Program (Obsolete--- See DIACAP (Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process))
DLA Defense Logistics Agency
D Level Depot Level of Maintenance
DMEA Damage Mode and Effects Analysis
DML Depot Maintenance Level
DMS Data Management Strategy; Defense Materials System; Defense Messaging System
DMSMS Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages
DoC Department of Commerce
DoD Department of Defense
DoDAF Department of Defense Architecture Framework
DoDD Department of Defense Directive
DoDI Department of Defense Instruction
DoDIC Department of Defense Indentification Code
DoDIG Department of Defense Inspector General
DoDIIS Department of Defense Intelligence Information System
DoDISS Department of Defense Index of Specifications and Standards
DOE Design of Experiments
DoE Department of Energy
DON Department of the Navy
DoS Department of the State
DOT&E Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (Office of the Secretary of Defense)
DOTMLPF Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel, and Facilities (Department of Defense)
DPA Defense Production Act (of 1950)
DPAP Defense Procurement, Acquisition Policy and Strategic Sourcing
DPAS Defense Priorities and Allocations System
DPESO Defense Product Engineering Services Office
DPD Distributed Product Description
DPM Deputy Program Manager
DPML Deputy Program Manager for Logistics (Air Force)
DPP Defense Program Projection
DPS Decision Package Sets; Defense Priorities System
DR Decision Review
DRMO Defense Reutilization Marketing Office
DRPM Direct Reporting Program Manager
DSAA Defense Security Assistance Agency
DSB Defense Science Board
DSD Defense Secretary of Defense
DSLC Defense Senior Leadership Conference
DSMC Defense Systems Management College
DSN Defense Services Network; Defense Switched Network
DSP Defense Standardization Program; Digital Signal Processor
DSSP Defense Standardization and Specification Program
DT Developmental Test; Developmental Testing
DTAP Defense Technology Area Plan
DTC Design to Cost
DT&E Developmental Test and Evaluation
DTIC Defense Technical Information Center
DTLCC Design to Life Cycle Cost
DTO Defense Technology Objective
DT/OT Developmental Testing/Operational Testing (Combined Effort)
DTRA Defense Threat Reduction Agency
DTUPC Design-to-Unit Production Cost
DUSD Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
DUSD(L&MR) Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Logistics and Materiel Readiness)
DWCF Defense Working Capital Fund
E3 Electromagnetic Environmental Effects
EA Economic Analysis; Electronic Attack; Environmental Assessment; Evolutionary Acquisition; Executive Agent
EAC Estimate at Complettion (Cost)
EAPROM Electronically Alterable Programmable Read Only Memory
ECAC Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis Center
ECC Estimated Construction Cost
ECCM Electronic Counter-Countermeasures
ECD Estimated Completion Date
EC/EDI Electronic Commerce/Electronic Data Interchange
ECM Electronic Countermeasures
ECN Engineering Change Notice
ECO Engineering Change Order
ECP Engineering Change Proposal
ECR Embedded Computer Resources
EDI Electronic Data Intercharge
EDM Engineering Development Model
EDP/E Electronic Data Processing/Equipment
EEIC Element of Expense Investment Code
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
EEPROM Electronically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
EFA Engineering Field Activity
EFD Engineering Field Division
EI Enterprise Integration
EIC Engineer in Charge
EIR Equipment Improvement Recommendation (Army)
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EISP Enhanced Information Support Plan
ELINT Electronic Intelligence
ELP Estimated Launch Point
EMC Electromagnetic Compatibility
EMD Engineering and Manufacturing Development (Phase of the Defense Acquisition Management System)
EMI Electromagnetic Interference
EMP Electromagnetic Pulse
ENSIP Engine Structural Integrity Program
EO Executive Order
EOA Early Operational Assessment
EOM End of Month
EOQ Economic Order Quantity; Economic Ordering Quantity
EOY End of Year
EP Electronic Protection
EPA Economic Price Adjustment; Environmental Protection Agency
EPRA Enterprise Performing Review and Analysis
EPROM Erasable Programming Read Only Memory
EPS Electronic Posting System
ERP Enterprise Resource Planning
ESA Engineering Support Activity
ESC Electronics Systems Center (Air Force)
ESH Environment, Safety, and Health
ESOH Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health
ESS Environmental Stress Screening
ETBA Energy Trace and Barrier Analysis
ETR Estimated Time to Repair
EVM Earned Value Management
EVMS Earned Value Management System
EW Electronic Warfare
EWG Environmental Working Group
F3 Form, Fit, and Function
F3I Form, Fit, and Function Interface
FA/A Functional Analysis/Allocation
FAA Federal Aviation Administration; Foreign Assistance Act (1961)
FAC Federal Acquisition Circular
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation
FARA Federal Acquisition Reform Act (1996)
FASA Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (1994)
FAT Factory Acceptance Test; First Article Testing
FC Fixed Cost
FCA Functional Configuration Audit
FCB Functional Capabilities Board
FCBWG Functional Capabilities Board Working Group
FCI Functional Configuration Identification
FCRC Federal Contract Research Center
FCT Foreign Comparative Testing
FDP Funded Delivery Period
FDR Final or Formal Design Review
FDTE Force Development Testing and Experimentation (Army)
FEDBIZOPPS Federal Business Opportunities System
FFF Form, Fit, and Function--- See F3
FFP Firm-Fixed-Price
FFRDC Federally Funded Research and Development Center
FFS Fee For Service
FFW Failure Free Warranty
FIT Fault Isolation Tree
FLE Future Logistics Enterprise
FLOT Flotilla; Forward Line of Troops
FM Financial Management
FMEA Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
FMECA Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis
FMF Fleet Marine Force
FMP Fleet Modernization Plan (Navy)
FMS Flexible Machining System; Foreign Military Sales
FMSA Foreign Military Sales Act
FMSP Foreign Military Sales Program
FOC Full and Open Competition; Full Opertional Capability
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FoLC Fact-of-Life Change
FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact
FoS Family of Systems
FOT&E Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation
FOUO For Official Use Only
FPAF Fixed Price Award-Fee
FPBD Functional Plan Block Diagram
FPDS Federal Procurement Data System
FPEPA Fixed Price with Economic Price Adjustment
FPI Fixed Price Incentive
FPIF Fixed Price Incentive (Firm Target)
FPIC Fixed Price Incentive Contract
FPIS Fixed Price Incentive (Successive Target)
FPO Functional Process Owner
FPR Final Proposal Revision
FQR Functional/Formal Qualification Review
FR Federal Register; Foreign Releasable
FRACAS Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System
FRP Full-Rate Production
FRP&D Full-Rate Production and Deployment Effort (Part of the Production and Deployment Phase of the Defense Acquisition Management Framework)
FRPDR Full-Rate Production Decision Review
FS Flexible Sustainment
FSA Functional Systems Audit
FSCAP Flight Safety Critical Aircraft Part
FSCM Federal Supply Code of Manufacturers
FSG Federal Stock Group
FSM Firmware Support Manual
FSN Federal Stock Number
FSP Flight Safety Part
FSS Federal Supple Schedule
FTE Full Time Equivalent
FUE First Unit Equipped (Date)
FUSL Full-Up System-Level
FY Fiscal Year
FYDP Future Years Defense Program
G&A General and Administrative
GAO Government Accountability Office
GAQA Government Acquisition Quality Assurance
GAT Government Acceptance Test
GBL Government Bill of Lading
GCCS Global Command and Control System
GCS Ground Control Site; Guidance Control Section
GDA Government Design Activity
GDF Guidance for Development of the Force
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GE Government Estimate
GEF Guidance for Employment of the Force
GES Global Information Grid (GIG) Enterprise Services
GESP GIG (Global Information Grid) Enterprise Service Profiles
GFAE Government-Furnished Aeronautical Equipment
GFE Government-Furnished Equipment
GFF Government-Furnished Facilities
GFI Government-Furnished Information
GFM Government-Furnished Material
GFP Government-Furnished Property
GFS Government-Furnished Software
GIDEP Government Industry Data Exchange Program
GIG Global Information Grid
GIP Ground Intercept Point
GNP Gross National Product
GOCO Government-Owned, Contractor-Operated (Facility)
GOGO Government-Owned, Government-Operated (Facility)
GOTS Government Off-The-Shelf
GPETE General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment
GPLR Government Purpose License Rights
GPPC Government Property in the Possession of Contractors
GPRA Government Performance and Results Act (1993)
GPS Global Positioning System
GS General Schedule
GSA General Services Administration
GSBCA General Services Board of Contract Appeals
GSE Ground Support Equipment
GTG Global Information Grid Technical Guidance
GWOT Global War on Terror
HAC House Appropriations Committee
HARDMAN Manpower Planning for Hardware (Navy/Marine Corps)
HASC House Armed Services Committee
HAZCOM Hazard Communication
HAZMAT Hazardous Material
HBC House Budget Committee
HBCU/MI Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions
HCA Head of Contracting Activity (or Agency)
HCI Hardness Critical Item; Human-Computer Interface
HCP Hardness Critical Process
HERO Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordinance
HFE Human Factors Engineering
HHA Health Hazard Assessment
HNA Host-Nation Approval
HNS Host-Nation Support
HOL High-Order Language; Higher-Order Language
HOOH Home Office Overhead
HPSCI House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
HQ Headquarters
HQDA Headquarters, Department of the Army
HQMC Headquarters, Marine Corps
HRI Hazard Risk Index
HSI Human Systems Integration
HTI Horizontal Technology Integration (Army)
HTML Hyper Text Markup Language
HUBZones Historicall Underutilized Business Zones
HW or H/W Hardware
HWCI Hardware Configuration Item
HWIL Hardware-in-the-Loop
IA Information Assurance
IB Industrial Base
IBR Integrated Baseline Review
IC Investment Category
ICA Independent Cost Analysis
ICAF Industrial College of the Armed Forces
ICD Initial Capabilities Document; Intelligence Community Directive; Interface Control Drawing or Document
ICE Independent Cost Estimate
ICEP Information Certification Evaluation Plan
ICG Interactive Computerized Graphic
ICP Inventory Control Point
ICPG Intelligence Community Policy Guidance
ICS Interim Contractor Support
ICT Integrated Concept Team (Army)
ICTO Interim Certificate to Operate
ICWG Interface Control Working Group
IDA Institute for Defense Analyses
IDD Interface Design Document
IDDQ Indefinite Delivery Definite Quantity
IDE Integrated Digital Environment
IDIQ Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity
IE Industrial Engineer
IEAC Independent Estimate at Completion
IER Information Exchange Requirement
IES Industrial Engineering Standard
IF Industrial Fund
IFB Invitation for Bid
IG Inspector General
IGCE Independent Government Cost Estimate
IIPT Integrating Integrated Product Team
I LEVEL Intermediate Level of Maintenance
I&L Installations and Logistics
ILM Intermediate-Level Maintenance
ILS Integrated Logistics Support
ILSMT Integrated Logistics Support Management Team
IM Item Manager
IMP Integrated Master Plan
IMS Integrated Master Schedule
INF Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces
INFOSEC Information Security
IO Information Operations
IOC Initial Operational Capability
IOT&E Initial Operational Test and Evaluation
IPCE Independent Parametric Cost Estimate
IPD Integrated Product Development
IPE Industrial Plan Equipment
IPF Initial Product Facilities
IPL Integrated Priority List
IPP Industrial Preparedness Planning
IPPD Integrated Product and Process Development
IPR In-Process or Process Review; Interim Program or Progress Review
IPT Integrated Product Team
IQC Indefinite Quantity Contract
IRB Investment Review Board
IR&D Independent Research and Development
IRM Information Resources Management
IRS Interface Requirement Specification
IS Initial Spares
ISA International Security Affairs (Office of the Secretary of Defense); International Standardization Agreement; Instruction Set Architecture
ISD Integrated System Design (Effort of the Engineering Manufacturing Development Phase)
ISO International Standards Organization
ISP Information Support Plan; Internet Service Provider
ISR In-Service Review
ISSA Inter-Service Support Agreement
IT Information Technology
ITA Integrated Technology Architecture
ITAB Information Technology Acquisition Board
ITMRA Information Technology Management Reform Act (1996)
IT OIPT Information Technology Overarching Integrated Product Team (Obsolete---See Networks and Information Integration Overarching Integrated Product Team (NII OIPT))
ITOPS International Test Operations Procedures
ITP Integrated Test Plan
ITR Initial Technical Review
ITS Information Technology System
ITWA Initial Threat Warning Assessment
IUID Item-Unique Identification
IV&V Independent Verification and Validation
IW Information Warfare
IWL Interoperability Watch List
IWN Immediate Warfighter Need
IWSM Integrated Weapon System Management (Air Force)
J&A Justification and Approval
JA Job Analysis
JC2 Joint Command and Control
JCALS Joint Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support
JCB Joint Capabilities Board
JCIDS Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System
JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff
JCTD Joint Capability Technology Demonstration
JEDMICS Joint Engineering Data Management Information Control System
JFC Joint Force Commander; Joint Functional Concept
JFCOM Joint Forces Command
JG-PP Joint Group on Pollution Prevention
JIAB Joint Intelligence Acquisition Board
JIC Joint Integrated Concept
JIEO Joint Interoperability and Engineering Organization
JIT Just-in-Time
JITC Joint Interoperability Test Command
JLC Joint Logistics Commanders
JMETL Joint Mission Essential Task List
JMNA Joint Military Net Assessment (Joint Chiefs of Staff/Office of the Secretary of Defense)
JO Job Order
JOA Joint Operating Agreement; Joint Operational Architecture; Joint Operations Area
JOC Job Order Contract; Joint Operating Concept
JON Job Order Number
JOP Joint Operating Procedures
JOpsC Joint Operations Concepts
JPD Joint Potential Designator
JPG Joint Programming Guidance
JPO Joint Program Office
JRAC Joint Rapid Acquisitions Cell
JROC Joint Requirements Oversight Council
JROCM Joint Requirements Oversight Council Memorandum
JSC Joint Spectrum Center
JSCP Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan
JSPS Joint Strategic Planning System
JSR Joint Strategy Review (Joint Chiefs of Staff)
JTD Joint Test Director
JUON Joint Urgent Operational Need
JT&E Joint Test and Evaluation
JWCO Joint Warfare Capability Objective
JWE Joint Warfighting Experiment
JWG Joint Working Group
JWID Joint Warrior Interoperability Demonstration
JWSTP Joint Warfighting Science and Technology Plan
K Contract
KDP Key Decision Point
KIP Key Interface Profile
KM/DS Knowledge Management/Decision Support (Tool)
KO Contracting Officer (Also CO)
KPP Key Performance Parameter
KR/Kr/KTR/Ktr Contractor
KSA Key System Attribute
LA Legislative Affairs; Legislative Assistant (Congress)
LAN Local Area Network
LBTS Land-Based Test Site
LCC Life Cycle Cost
LCCE Life Cycle Cost Estimate
LCL Life Cycle Logistics
LCM Life Cycle Management
LCMP Life Cycle Management Plan (Air Force)
LCSP Life Cycle Sustainment Plan
LCSS Life Cycle Software Support
LD Liquidated Damages
LEM Logistics Element Manager
LFP Logistics Funding Profile
LFT&E Live Fire Test and Evaluation
LL Legislative Liaison; Long Lead
LLI Long Lead Item
LLT Long Lead Time
LM Logistics Management
LMI Logistics Management Information; Logistics Management Institute
LOA Letter of Authorization; Letter of Offer and Acceptance
LOB Line of Balance
LOC Letter of Credit; Line(s) of Code; Lines of Communication
LOE Level of Effort; Letter of Evaluation (Air Force)
LOG Logistics
LOGCAP Logistics Command Assessment of Projects
LOGO Limitation of Government Obligation
LOI Letter of Instruction; Letter of Intent
LOR/A Level of Repair/Analysis
LP Limited Procurement
LRE Latest Revised Estimate
LRG Logistics Review Group (Navy)
LRIP Low-Rate Initial Production
LRP Low-Rate Production
LRRDAP Long Range Research, Development and Acquisition Plan (Army)
LRU Line Replaceabe Unit
LS Logistics Support
LSA Logistics Support Analysis (Obsolete)
LSAR Logistics Support Analysis Record (Obsolete)
LSI Large Scale Integration
MAA Mission Area Analysis
MAAG Military Assistance Advisory Group
MACOM Major Command (Army)
MACT Maximum Achievable Control Technology
MAGTF Marine Air-Ground Task Force
MAIS Major Automated Information System
MAJCOM Major Command (Air Force)
MANPRINT Manpower and Personnel Integration (Army)
MANTECH Manufacturing Technology
MAOPR Minimum Acceptable Operational Performance Requirement
MAP Military Assistance Program
MAR Management Assessment Review; Monthly Activity Report
MARCORMATCOM Marine Corps Materiel Command
MARCORSYSCOM Marine Corps Systems Command
MAS Military Agency for Standardization
MASINT Measurement and Signature Intelligence
MATCOM Materiel Command
MATDEV Materiel Developer (Army)
MATE Modular Automatic Test Equipment
MBI Major Budget Issue
MC/A/N/AF/MC Military Construction (MILCON) (Appropriation), Army/Navy/Air Force/Marine Corps
MCCDC Marine Corps Combat Development Command
MCCR Mission-Critical Computer Resources
MCCS Mission Critical Computer System
MCEB Military Communications-Electronics Board
MCOTEA Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity
MCP Military Construction Plan; Mission Coordinating Paper
MCTL Military Critical Technologies List
MDA Milestone Decision Authority; Missile Defense Agency
MDAP Major Defense Acquisition Program
MDD Materiel Development Decision (of the Defense Acquisition Management System)
MDEB Missile Defense Executive Board
MDR Milestone Decision Review
MDT Mean Down Time
MFHBF Mean Flight Hours Between Failure
MFP Major Force Program; Materiel Fielding Plan (Army)
MIB Military Intelligence Board
MILCON Military Construction (Appropriation)
MILDEP Military Deputy
MIL-HDBK Military Handbook
MILPERS Military Personnel (Appropriation)
MILSCAP Military Standard Contract Administration Procedure
MILSPEC Military Specification
MILSTAMP Military Standard Transportation and Movement Procedures
MILSTD Military Standard
MILSTEP Military Supply and Transportation Evaluation Procedures
MILSTRAP Military Standard Transaction Reporting and Accounting Procedures
MIP/A/N/AF Missile Procurement (Appropriation), Army/Navy/Air Force
MIPR Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request
MIPS Modified Integrated Progra Summary (Army)
MIS Management Information System
MLA Military Liaison Assistant (Congress)
MLDT Mean Logistics Delay Time
MMI Man-Machine Interface
MMT Manufacturing Methods Technology; Mean Maintenance Time
M&O Maintenance and Overhaul
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOD Ministry of Defense (Allied); Modification
MOE Measure of Effectiveness
MOP Measure of Performance
MOR Military Occupational Requirement; Military Operational Requirement
MOS Measure of Suitability
MOSA Modular Open Systems Approach
MOT&E Multi-Service Operational Test and Evaluation
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
M&P Manpower and Personnel
MP/A/N/AF/M Military Personnel (Appropriation), Army/Navy/Air Force, Marine Corps
MPT Manpower, Personnel, and Training
MR Management Reserve
MRB Mission Requirements Board
MROC Marine Requirements Oversight Council
M&S Modeling and Simulation
MS or M/S Milestone
MSA Materiel Solution Analysis (Phase of the Defense Acquisition Management System)
MSC Major Subordinate Command (Army); Military Sealift Command
MSD Material Support Date
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
MT Manufacturing Technology---See also MANTECH (Manufacturing Technology)
MTBDE Mean Time Between Downing Events
MTBF Mean Time Between Failure
MTBM Mean Time Between Maintenance
MTBMA Mean Time Between Maintenance Actions
MTTR Mean Time to Repair
MUA Military Utility Assessment
MYP Multiyear Procurement
NAC Naval Avionics Center; North Atlantic Council
NAE Navy Acquisitions Executive
NAF Naval Air Facility; Non-Appropriated Fund; Numbered Air Force
NAFI Navy-Air Force Interface
NAICS North American Industry Class System
NAPR NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Armaments Planning Review
NAPS Navy Acquisition Procedures Supplement
NAS National Aerospace Standard
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NAVAIR Naval Air Systems Command
NAVFAC Naval Facilities Engineering Command
NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Command
NAVSUP Naval Supply Systems Command
NBC Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (Obsolete—See CBR (Chemical, Biological, Radiological))
NBCC Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Contamination (Obsolete—See CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) Contamination)
NCA National Command Authority
NCC Negotiated Contract Cost
NCCA Naval Center for Cost Analysis
NCES Net-Centric Enterprise Services
NDAA National Defense Authorization Act
NDI Non-Developmental Item
NDP National Defense Panel; National Disclosure Policy
NDS National Defense Strategy
NDU National Defense University
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NETWARS Network Warfare Simulation
NFIP Nation Foreign Intelligence Program
NGA National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
NIAB National Intelligence Acquisition Board
NIB National Industries for the Blind
NIE National Intelligence Estimate
NIGA Nuclear Indirect Gamma Activity
NII OIPT Networks and Information Integration Overarching Integrated Product Team
NIP National Intelligence Program
NIPRNET Nonclassified or Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router Network
NITF National Imagery Transmission Format
NMS National Military Strategy
NOI Notice of Intent
NPV Net Present Value
NRC Non-Recurring Cost
NR-KPP Net-Ready Key Performance Parameter
NRL Naval Research Laboratory
NRO National Reconnaissance Office
NROC Navy Requirements Oversight Council
NSA National Security Agency
NSC National Security Council
NSCCA Nuclear Safety Cross Check Analysis
NSD National Security Directives
NSF Navy Stock Fund
NSN National Stock Number
NSS National Security Strategy; National Security System
NST New Source Testing
NTE Not to Exceed
NTIS National Technical Information Service (Department of Commerce)
NTP Navy Training Plan; Not to Proceed
NULO Negative Unliquidated Obligation
NWC National War College; Navy War College; Nuclear Weapons Center; Nuclear Weapons Council
NWSC Naval Weapons Support Center
OA Obligation Authority; Operational Assessment
OASD Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
OB Operating Budget
OBE Overcome by Events
OCD Operational Concept Document (Air Force)
OCLL Office, Chief of Legislative Liaison (Army)
OCI Observable Critical Item
OCP Observable Critical Process
OCR Office of Collateral Responsibility
OCSA Office of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army
ODC Ozone Depleting Chemical
ODS Ozone Depleting Substance
OE Operational Effectiveness
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
OFPP Office of Federal Procurement Policy (Office of Management and Budget)
OGC Office of General Counsel
OIPT Overarching Integrated Product Team
OJCS Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
OJT On-the-Job Training
OLA Office of Legislative Affairs (Navy)
O&M Operation and Maintenance
OM/A/N/AF/MC Operation and Maintenance (Appropriation), Army/Navy/Air Force/Marine Corps
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OMIS Obsolescence Management Information System (Navy)
OMS/MP Operational Mode Summary/Missile Profile
ONR Office of Naval Research
OP/A/N/AF Other Procurement (Appropriation), Army/Navy/Air Force
OPEVAL Operational Evaluation (Navy)
OPM Office of Personnel Management
OPNAV Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
OPNAVINST OPNAV Instruction (Navy)
OPR Office of Primary Responsibility
OPSEC Operations Security
OPTEVFOR Operational Test and Evaluation Force (Navy)
ORLA Optimum Repair Level Analysis
OR/SA Operations Research/Systems Analysis
O&S Operations and Support (Phase of the Defense Acquisition Management Framework); Also a Life Cycle Cost Category
OS Open Systems; Operational Suitability
OSA Open Systems Architecture
OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense
OSE Open Systems Environment
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Act; Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSIA On-Site Inspection Agency
OSIP Operational System Integration Plan
OT Operational Testing
OTA Operational Test Agency
OT&E Operational Test and Evaluation
OTP Operational Test Plan
OTRR Operational Test Readiness Review
OUA Operational Utility Assessment
OUSD Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
OUSD(AT&L) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics)
OV Operational Views
PPI Preplanned Product Improvement
P&A Price and Availability
PA Product Assurance' Program Authorization (Air Force)
PAC Production Acquisition Cost
PA&E Program Analysis and Evaluation
PAT Process Action Team
PAT&E Production Acceptance Test and Evaluation
PAUC Program Acquisition Unit Cost
P/B Program/Budget
PB President's Budget
PBA Performance-Based Acquisition; Performance-Based Agreement
PBBE Performance-Based Business Environment (Air Force)
PBC Performance-Based Contracting
PBD Program Budget Decision
PBL Performance-Based Life-Cycle Product Support; Performance-Based Logistics
PBSA Performance-Based Services Acquisition
PBWS Performance-Based Work Statement
PCA Physical Configuration Audit
P-CMM Personnel Capability Maturity Model
P-CDR Post Critical Design Review (Assessment)
PCO Procuring Contracting Officer
PCR Procurement Center Representative; Program Change Request
P&D Production and Deployment (Phase of the Defense Acquisition Management System)
PD Program Director (Air Force)
PDM Program Decision Meeting (Navy, Marine Corps); Program Decision Memorandum (Office of the Secretary of Defense)
PDP Procurement Data Package; Program Development Plan
PDR Podt-Deployment Review; Preliminary Design Review; Program Deviation Report
PDSS Post-Deployment Software Support
PDUSD Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
PE Planning Estimate; Procurement Executive; Program Element
PEM Program Element Monitor (Air Force)
PEO Program Executive Officer
PEP Producibility Engineering and Planning
PERT Program Evaluation Review Technique
PESO Product Engineering Services Office
PESHE Programmatic Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Evaluation
PGI Procedures, Guidance and Information (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS))
PHA Preliminary Hazard Analysis
PHL Preliminary Hazard List
PHST Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation
PI Product Improvement
PIN Part or Identifying Number
PIP Product Improvement Proposal/Program
PIPT Program-Level Integrated Product Team
PK Public Key
PK Probability of Kill
PKI Public Key Infrastructure
P&L Profit and Loss
PL Public Law
PLT Procurement Lead Time; Production Lead Time
PM Product Manager; Program Manager; Project Manager
PMA Program Management Agreement
PMB Performance Measurement Baseline
PMD Program Management Directive (Air Force); Program Management Document
PMJEG Performance Measurement Joint Executive Group
PMO Program Management Office
PMP Program Management Plan
PMR Program Management Review
PO Program Office; Project Order; Purchase Order; Purchasing Office
POA&M Plan of Actions and Milestones
POC Point of Contact
POE Program Office Estimate
POL Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants
POM Program Objectives Memorandum
POMCUS Prepositioned Overseas Materiel Configured to Unit Sets
POP Period of Performance; Proof of Principle (Army)
POR Program of Record
PPBE Planning, Programming, Budget, and Execution (Process)
P-PDR Post-Preliminary Design Review (Assessment)
PPL Provisioning Parts List
PPP Program Protection Plan
PPQT Pre-Production Qualification Test
PPS Post-Production Support; Precise Positioning Service
PPSP Post-Production Support Plan
PPSS Post-Production Software Support
PQT Production Qualification Test
PR Procurement Request; Purchase Request
PRA Paper Reduction Act
PRAT Production Reliability Acceptance Test
PROD Production
PROM Programmable Read Only Memory
PRR Production Readiness Review
PSA Principal Staff Assistant
PSE Peculiar Support Equipment
PSI Product Support Integrator
PSM Professional Staff Member (Congress); Practical Software Measurement (Of ce of the Secretary of Defense)
PSR Program Support Review
P&T Personnel and Training
PTAP Procurement Technical Assistance Program
PTD Provisioning Technical Documentation
PTTI Precise Time and Time Interval
PUC Procurement Unit Cost (Also see Average Procurement Unit Cost (APUC) and Average Unit Procurement Cost (AUPC))
PWBS Program Work Breakdown Structure
PWC Public Works Center
PWD Public Works Department
PWRMS Prepositioned War Reserve Materiel Stocks
PWS Performance Work Statement
PY Prior Year
QA Quality Assurance
QAE Quality Assurance Evaluator
QAR Quality Assurance Representative
QBL Qualified Bidders List
QC Quality Control
QCR Qualitative Construction Requirement
QDR Quadrennial Defense Report; Quadrennial Defense Review
QFD Quality Function Deployment
QML Qualified Manufacturers List
QPL Qualified Products List
QQPRI Qualitative and Quantitative Personnel Requirements Information (Army)
QRC Quick Reaction Capability
QT Qualification Test
RAD Request for Authority to Develop (an international agreement); Required Availability Date; Requirements and Acquisition Division (of Joint Staff/J-8); Resource Allocation Display (Navy)
RAM Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability
RAM-C Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Cost (Rationale Report)
RAP Resource Allocation Process
RBL Reliability-Based Logistics
RC Reserve Component
RCM Reliability-Centered Maintenance; Requirements Correlation Matrix (Air Force)
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RCS Radar Cross Section
R&D Research and Development
RDA Research, Development, and Acquisition
RDT&E Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
RDT&E/A/N/AF RDT&E (Appropriation), Army/Navy/Air Force
RFB Request for Bid
RFI Ready for Issue; Request for Information
RFID Radio Frequency Identification
RFP Request for Proposal
RFQ Request for Quotation
RIW Reliability Improvement Warranty
R&M Reliability and Maintainability
RM Requirements Manager
RMA Revolution in Military Affairs
RMP Risk Management Plan
RO Requirements Officer (Navy)
ROD Record of Decision
ROI Return on Investment
ROM Read Only Memory; Rough Order of Magnitude
RRC Requirements Review Council (Army)
RS Replenishment Spares
RSI Rationalization, Standardization, and Interoperability
RTO Responsible Test Organization
RTP Request for Technical Proposal
SA Secretary of the Army; Supportability Analysis; System Analysis
SAC Senate Appropriations Committee
SADBU Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
SAE Service Acquisition Executive
SAF Secretary of the Air Force
SAF(AQ) Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition)
SAG Study Advisory Group (Army)
SAIE Special Acceptance and Inspection Equipment
SAIP Spares Acquisition Integrated with Production
SAM System Acquisition Management
SAP Simplified Acquisition Procedures; Special Access Program
SAR Safety Assessment Report; Selected Acquisition Report; Special Access Required
SASC Senate Armed Services Committee
SAT Simplified Acquisition Threshold
SATCOM Satellite Communications
SBA Simulation Based Acquisition; Small Business Administration
SBC Senate Budget Committee
SBCCOM Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (Army)
SBE Single Best Estimate
SBIR Small Business Innovation Research (Program)
SBIRS Space Based Infrared Systems (Air Force)
SBP Small Business Program
SCA Service Contract Act
SCBCA Small Claims Board of Contract Appeals
SCC Standards Coordinating Committee
SCCB Software Configuration Control Board
SCE Software Capability Evaluation
SCI Software Configuration Item
SCIB Ship Characteristics and Improvement Board (Navy)
SCM Supply Chain Management
SCMP Software Configuration Management Plan
SC&MPD System Capability and Manufacturing Process Demonstration (effort of the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase)
SCN Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy (Appropriation); Software Change Notice; Speci cation Change Notice
SCP Service Cost Position
SD Spiral Development
SDB Small Disadvantaged Business
SDBUP Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization Program
SDCE Software Development Capability Evaluation
SDD System Development and Demonstration (Budget Activity (BA) 5 within an Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) Appropriate category)
SDF Software Development File
SDL Software Development Library/Laboratory
SDP Software Development Plan
SDR Software Design Review
SE Support Equipment; Systems Engineering
SECDEF Secretary of Defense
SECNAV Secretary of the Navy
SECNAVINST Secretary of the Navy Instruction
SEI Software Engineering Institute
SEM Systems Engineering Management
SEMP Systems Engineering Management Plan
SEP Systems Engineering Plan; System(s) Engineering Process
SERD Support Equipment Recommendation Data; Support Equipment Requirements Document
SETA Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance
SF Standard Form
SFR System Functional Review
SHA System Hazard Analysis
SHPO State Historic Preservation Officer
SI Software Item (also called CSCI (Computer Software Con guration Item)); Special Intelligence
SIC Standard Industrial Classi cation (Code) (Obsolete—See NAICS (North American Industry Class System))
SIGINT Signal Intelligence
SIOH Supervision, Inspection, and Overhead
SIPRNET Secret Internet Protocol Router Network
SIS Software-Intensive System
SISMS Standard Integrated Support Management System
SLEP Service Life Extension Program
SLOC Source Lines of Code
SLRG Senior Leader Review Group
SMC Space and Missile Systems Center (Air Force)
SMDC Space and Missile Defense Command (Army)
SMDP Standardized Military Drawing Program
SMI Soldier-Machine Interface (Army)
SMIP Spares Management Improvement Program
SOAL Special Operations Acquisition and Logistics (Center)
SOC Solutions Order Contract; System Operational Concept
SOCOM Special Operations Command
SOF Special Operations Forces
SOFA Status of Forces Agreement
SOO Statement of Objectives
SOP Standard Operating Procedure; Standing Operating Procedure
SoS System of Systems
SOW Statement of Work
SPA Special Priorities Assistance
SPAWAR Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
SPC Statistical Process Control
SPD System Program Director (Air Force)
SPE Senior Procurement Executive
SPEC Specification
SPG Strategic Planning Guidance (Obsolete—See Guidance for Development of the Force (GDF))
SPI Single Process Initiative
SPM Software Programmer's Manual; System Program Manager (Air Force)
SPO System Program/Project Officer (Air Force)
SPS Software Product Specification
SQEP Software Quality Evaluation Plan
SQL Structured Query Language
SRA Shop Replaceable Assembly
SRDR Software Resources Data Report
SRO System Readiness Objective
SRR System Requirements Review
SRS Software Requirement Specification
SRU Shop Replaceable Unit; Subassembly Repairable Unit
SSA Software Support Agency; Source Selection Authority
SSAC Source Selection Advisory Council
SSCI Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
SSEB Source Selection Evaluation Board
SSET Source Selection Evaluation Team
SSG Special Study Group (Army)
SSHA Subsystem Hazard Analysis
SSP Source Selection Plan
SSPM Software Standards and Procedures Manual
SSR Software Specification Review
SSS System/Subsystem Specification
SSWG System Safety Working Group
S&T Science and Technology
ST Special Tooling
STA System Threat Assessment
STANAG Standardization Agreement (North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO))
STA&P System Threat Assessment and Projection
STAR System Threat Assessment Report
STCC Special Termination Cost Clause
STD Standard; Software Test Description
STE Special Test Equipment
STEP Simulation, Test, and Evaluation Process
STLDD Software Top Level Design Document
STP Software Test Plan
STPR Software Test Procedures
STR Software Test Report; Software Trouble Report
SUM Software User's Manual
SUPSHIP Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair
S/V Survivability/Vulnerability
SV Schedule Variance
SV System Views
SVR System Verification Review
SW or S/W Software
SWARF Senior Warfighter Forum
SWCI Software Configuration Item
SW-CMM Software Capability Maturity Model
SYSCOM System Command (Navy)
TAAF Test, Analyze, and Fix
TAB Total Allocated Budget
TACOM Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (Army)
TAD Technology Area Descriptions
TADSS Training Aids, Devices, Simulations and Simulators
TAFT Test, Analyze, Fix, and Test
TAMD Theater, Air, and Missile Defense
TAT Turn-Around Time
TAV Total Asset Visibility
TBM Tactical Ballistic Missile; Theater Ballistic Missile; Theater Battle Management
TBD To be Determined or Developed
TBIM Trigger-Based Item Management
TC Type Classification (Army)
TCO Termination Contracting Officer
TCM Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Capability Manager
TD Technical Data; Technical Director;Technology Development (Phase of the Defense Acquisition Management System); Test Director
TDP Technical Data Package; Test Design Plan
TDR Technical Data Rights
TDS Technology Development Strategy
T&E Test and Evaluation
TE Test Equipment
TECHEVAL Technical Evaluation (Navy)
TECHMOD Technology Modernization
TEMP Test and Evaluation Master Plan
TEMSE Technical and Managerial Support Environment
TES Test and Evaluation Strategy
TFC Termination for Convenience
TFD Termination for Default
TIM Technical Interchange Meeting
TINA Truth in Negotiations Act
TISP Tailored Information Working Group (Army)
TL Termination Liability
TLCSM Total Life Cycle Systems Management
TLS Time Line Sheet
TM Technical Management; Technical Manual
TMDE Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment
TMP Technical Management Plan
TO Technical Order
TOA Table of Allowance; Total Obligation Authority
TOC Tactical Operations Center; Task Order Contract; Total Ownership Cost
TPM Technical Performance Measurement
TPS Test Package Set; Test Program Set
TPWG Test Planning Working Group (Air Force)
TQM Total Quality Management
TRA Technology Readiness Assessment
TRACE Total Risk Assessing Cost Estimate
TRADOC Training and Doctorine Command (Army)
TRD Technical Requirements Document
TRI Toxic Release Inventory
TRM Techincal Reference Model
TRL Technology Readiness Level
TRR Test Readiness Review
TSIR Total System Integration Responsibility
TSM TRADOC (Training and Doctrine Command) System Manager (Army)---(Obsolete---See TCM (Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Capability Manager))
TSPR Total System Performance Responsibility
TTP Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures
TV Technical Standards Views
TY Then Year
UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UCA Undefinitized Contract Action
UCC Unified Combatant Command
UCF Uniform Contract Format
UCR Unit Cost Report
UDF Unit Development Folder
UE Unit Equipment
UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle
UI Unit of Issue
UID Unique Identification
UII Unique Item Identification/Unique Item Identifier
UJTL Universal Joint Task List
UMC Unspecified Minor Contruction
UMD Unmatched Disbursements
UNDEX Underwater Explosives
UNK/UNKS Unknown/Unknowns
UNSECNAV Under Secretary of the Navy
UPC Underutilized Plant Capacity
UPS Uniform Procurement System
U.S. United States
USA United States Army/Under Secretary of the Army
USAF United States Air Force
USASAC United States Army Security Assistance Center
U.S.C United States Code
USCG United States Coast Guard
USD Under Secretary of Defense
USD(AT&L) Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
USD(C) Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
USD(I) Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence)
USD(P) Under Secretary of Defense (Policy)
USD(P&R) Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness)
USG United States Government
USJFCOM United States Joint Forces Command
USMC United States Marine Corps
USN United States Navy
USSOCOM United States Special Operations Command
UUT Unit Under Test
UXO Unexploded Ordnance
VAMOSC Visibility and Management of Operation and Support Costs
VC Variable Cost
VCJCS Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
VCNO Vice Chief of Naval Operations (Navy)
VCSA Vice Chief of Staff (Army)
VCSAF Vice Chief of Staff (Air Force)
VDD Version Description Document
VE Value Engineering
VECP Value Engineering Change Proposal
VHSIC Very High Speed Integrated Circuit
VLSI Very Large Scale Integration
VOC Volatile Organic Compound
V&V Verification and Validation
WAN Wide Area Network
WARM Wartime Reserve Modes (Navy)
WBS Work Breakdown Structure
WCF Working Capital Fund
WIP Work in Place
WIPT Working-Level Integrated Product Team
WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction
WOSB Woman-Owned Small Business
WP Work Package
WP/N Weapons Procurement (Appropriation) Navy
WPI Wholesale Price Index
WRA Weapon Replacement Assembly
WRM War Reserve Materials
WSESRB Weapon System Explosives Safety Review Board
WSMP Weapon System Master Plan (Air Force)
WTCV Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles (Appropriations)(Army)
3GL Third Generation Language
4GL Fourth Generation Language
5GL Fifth Generation Language
5Ms Machinery, Manpower, Material, Measurement and Method
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