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Glossary: Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms, 16th Edition, September 2015 (alphabetical)

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The GLOSSARY: Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms contains most acronyms, abbreviations, and terms commonly used in the systems acquisition process within the Department of Defense (DoD) and defense industries. It focuses on terms with generic DoD application but also includes some Service unique terms. It has been extensively revised to reflect to reflect current acquisition initiatives and policies, the issuance on January 7, 2015 of an updated version of DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.02, and significant changes in the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) manual and related instructions in January and February of 2015.
Appendix A contains a listing of common abbreviations and acronyms. Appendix B contains definitions of terms used throughout the DoD acquisition community, including terms that have commonality between U.S. and allied acquisition programs.

While the GLOSSARY identifies and highlights many terms, it is not all-inclusive, particularly regarding the Services and other organizationally unique terms. For those, the reader must turn to publications issued by those organizations. 

The GLOSSARY is published for use by students of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), and others working on defense acquisition matters, including Congressional staffs, Pentagon and other headquarters staffs, program managers and requirements managers of the DoD, and defense contractors.


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