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Acronyms and Abbreviations

A
  • A&T - Acquisition and Technology
  • ACAT - Acquisition Category
  • ACC - Acquisition Community Connection
  • AFRL - Air Force Research Laboratory
  • AIA - Aerospace Industries Association
  • AMC - Army Materiel Command
  • AMSMP - Army Modeling and Simulation Management Program
  • AMSWG - Acquisition Modeling and Simulation Working Group
  • AoA - Analysis of Alternatives
  • AOTR - Assessment of Operational Test Readiness
  • ASD - Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • ASD(R&E) - Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
  • ASIC - Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
  • AT&L - Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
B
  • BBP - Better Buying Power
C
  • C2 - Command and Control
  • C4I - Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence
  • CAPE - Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation
  • CDD - Capability Development Document
  • CDR - Critical Design Review
  • CE - Chief Engineer
  • CFCM - Component Functional Community Manager
  • CIO - Chief Information Officer
  • CLM - Continuous Learning Module
  • CMMI - Capability Maturity Model Integration
  • CNA - Center for Naval Analyses
  • COI - Community of Interest
  • CONUS - Continental United States
  • CoP - Community of Practice
  • COTS - Commercial-Off-the-Shelf
  • CPD - Capability Production Document
  • CPI - Critical Program Information
  • CSE - Chief Systems Engineer
  • CSER - Conference on Systems Engineering Research
  • CTI - Controlled Technical Information
  • CUI - Controlled Unclassified Information
D
  • DAB - Defense Acquisition Board
  • DAE - Defense Acquisition Executive
  • DAES - Defense Acquisition Executive Summary
  • DAG - Defense Acquisition Guidebook
  • DAPS - Defense Acquisition Program Support
  • DARPA - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • DASD - Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • DASD(SE) - Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering
  • DAU - Defense Acquisition University
  • DAWIA - Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act
  • DCMA - Defense Contract Management Agency
  • DDR&E - Director, Defense Research and Engineering (now ASD(R&E))
  • DE - Digital Engineering
  • DEWG - Digital Engineering Working Group
  • DFARS - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
  • DIA - Defense Intelligence Agency
  • DID - Data Item Description
  • DLA - Defense Logistics Agency
  • DMCE - Digital Model-Centric Engineering
  • DMEA - Defense Microelectronics Agency
  • DoD - Department of Defense
  • DoDD - Department of Defense Directive
  • DoDI - Department of Defense Instruction
  • DoE - Department of Energy
  • DOT&E - Director, Operational Test and Evaluation
  • DPWG - Development Planning Working Group
  • DSB - Defense Science Board
  • DSOC - Defense Safety Oversight Committee
  • DSPO - Defense Standardization Program Office
  • DT - Developmental Test
  • DT&E - Developmental Test and Evaluation
E
  • EA - Experience Accelerator
  • EE - Engineering Enterprise
  • EMD - Engineering and Manufacturing Development
  • ENG - Engineering (career field)
  • ENG(NC) - Engineering (Non-Construction)
  • ERDC - Engineer Research and Development Center (Army)
  • ERS - Engineered Resilient Systems
  • ETS - Engineering Technical Services
  • EVM - Earned Value Management
  • EW - Electronic Warfare
F
  • FAR - Federal Acquisition Regulation
  • FIPS - Federal Information Processing Standards
  • FIPT - Functional Integrated Process Team
  • FL - Functional Leader
  • FoS - Family of Systems
  • FY - Fiscal Year
  • FYDP - Future Years Defense Program
G
  • GAO - Government Accountability Office
  • GIG - Global Information Grid
  • GOTS - Government-Off-the-Shelf
  • GSA - General Services Administration
H
  • HAC - House Appropriations Committee
  • HASC - House Armed Services Committee
  • HQDA - Headquarters Department of the Army
  • HSI - Human Systems Integration
I
  • IA - Information Assurance
  • IARPA - International Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • IC - Intelligence Community
  • ICD - Initial Capabilities Document
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
  • INCOSE - International Council on Systems Engineering
  • IPT - Integrated Product Team
  • ISERC - Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference
  • ISO/IEC - International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission
  • ITAB - Information Technology Acquisition Board
  • ITEA - International Test and Evaluation Association
J
  • JCIDS - Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System
  • JFAC - Joint Federated Assurance Center
  • JITC - Joint Interoperability Test Command
  • JSWSR - Joint Services Weapon Safety Review
  • JTA - Joint Technical Architecture
  • JTE - Joint Test and Evaluation
  • JTF - Joint Task Force
K
  • KLP - Key Leadership Position
  • KPP - Key Performance Parameter
  • KSA - Key System Attribute
L
  • LCSP - Life-Cycle Sustainment Plan
  • LSE - Lead Systems Engineer
M
  • M&S - Modeling and Simulation
  • MAIS - Major Automated Information System
  • MBSE - Model-Based Systems Engineering
  • MDAP - Major Defense Acquisition Program
  • MDD - Materiel Development Decision
  • MNS - Mission Needs Statement
  • MOSA - Modular Open Systems Approach
  • MPS - Major Program Support
  • MSA - Materiel Solution Analysis
  • MS&A - Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis
N
  • NBC - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical
  • NAR - Non-Advocate Review
  • NCO - Non-Commissioned Officer
  • NDIA - National Defense Industrial Association
  • NMRI - Naval Medical Research Institute
  • No FEAR Act - Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002
  • NPS - Naval Postgraduate School
  • NSWC - Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • NR KPP - Net-Ready Key Performance Parameter
  • NSA - National Security Agency
O
  • OCONUS - Outside the Continental United States
  • ODASD(SE) - Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering
  • OFCM - OSD Functional Community Manager
  • OFPP - Office of Federal Procurement Policy
  • OPEVAL - Operational Evaluation
  • ORD - Operational Requirements Documents
  • O&S - Operations and Support
  • OSA - Open Systems Architecture
  • OT - Operational Test
  • OUSD(AT&L) - Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
P
  • P&D - Production and Deployment
  • PDR - Preliminary Design Review
  • PEO - Program Executive Office
  • PM - Program Manager
  • POM - Program Objective Memorandum
  • PP - Program Protection
  • PPP - Program Protection Plan
  • PQM - Production, Quality, and Manufacturing
  • PSA - Principal Staff Assistant
  • PSA - Program Support Assessment
  • PSTL - Program Support Team Lead
Q
  • QA - Quality Assurance
R
  • RAM - Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability
  • RAM-C - Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Cost
  • RDT&E - Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
  • R&M - Reliability and Maintainability
S
  • SA - System Assurance
  • SAC - Senate Appropriations Committee
  • SAE - Service Acquisition Executive
  • SASC - Senate Armed Services Committee
  • SAWG - System Assurance Working Group
  • SCRM - Supply Chain Risk Management
  • SDD - System Design and Development
  • SDD - System Development and Demonstration
  • SE - Systems Engineering
  • SECARMY - Secretary of the Army
  • SECIE - Software Engineering Collaborators Information Exchange
  • SEEK - Systems Engineering Expert Knowledge
  • SEI - Software Engineering Institute
  • SEMP - Systems Engineering Management Plan
  • SEP - Systems Engineering Plan
  • SERC - Systems Engineering Research Center
  • SETR - Systems Engineering Technical Review
  • SHCM ESC - Strategic Human Capital Management Executive Steering Committee
  • SISAIG - Software-Intensive Systems Acquisition Improvement Group
  • SOAR - State-of-the-Art Resources
  • SoC - System on Chip
  • SoS - System of Systems
  • SoSE - System of Systems Engineering
  • SoSECIE - System of Systems Engineering Collaborators Information Exchange
  • SSCI - Systems and Software Consortium, Inc.
  • SSE - System Security Engineering
  • S&T - Science and Technology
  • SW - Software
  • SWWG - Software Working Group
  • SwA - Software Assurance
  • SwE - Software Engineering
  • SwP - Strategic Workforce Plan
T
  • TAPO - Trusted Access Program Office
  • T&E - Test and Evaluation
  • TDS - Technology Development Strategy
  • TECHEVAL - Technical Evaluation
  • TEMP - Test and Evaluation Master Plan
  • TES - Test and Evaluation Strategy
  • TMRR - Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction
  • TRMC - Test Resource Management Center
  • TSN - Trusted Systems and Networks
  • TTCP - The Technical Cooperation Program
U
  • UAS - Unmanned Aircraft System
  • USACE - United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • USD(AT&L) - Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
V
  • VE - Value Engineering
W
  • WIPT - Working Integrated Product Team
  • WMD - Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • WSARA - Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009
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Z