Title: Glossary of Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms
File: Glossary 15th edition December 2012 Type: PDF Size: 16 MB
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 the publication of the new 5000 Series and adoption of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) process in May 2003 and the issuance of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) in June 2003.
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 service specific indices and/or local publications. The GLOSSARY contains some jargon and "buzzwords," but on the other hand does not attempt to be a "Dictionary of Pentagon-ese."
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, weapon systems program managers, and defense contractors.
Acronyms and abbreviations generally are capitalized for ease of reference. This does not imply they are capitalized in general usage. Readers should follow the style used by their own organizations.