acronyms

Below is a list of commonly used acronyms compiled by the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) as a resource for our community.

ACRONYM

DEFINITION

ABMS

Advanced Battle Management System

ACMP

Advanced Concepts & Missions Process

ACO

Administrative Contracting Officer

AFA

Aerospace Futures Alliance

AIMS

Advertising and Integrated Marketing Solutions

AIRS

Acquisition Innovation Roundtables

AJAC

Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee

ALIM

Acquisition Innovations in Motion

AMJP

Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection

APFS

Acquisition Planning Forecast System

ARMD

Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate

AUVSI

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

BAFO

Best and Final Offer

BIC

Best in Class

BMD

Ballistic Missile Defense

BOA

Basis of Award

BPA

Blanket Purchase Agreement

C3PAO

CMMC Third Party Assessor Organization

CAGE

Commercial and Government Entity

CAV

Contractor Assistance Visit

CCR

Central Contractor Registration (now part of SAM)

CDM

Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation

CLS

Contractor Logistics Support

CMMC

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

CO or KO

Contracting Officer

COMSATCOM

Commercial Satellite Communications

COTS

Commercial Off-The-Shelf

CPARS

Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System

CSP

Commercial Sales Practices

CTA

Contractor Teaming Arrangement

CUI

Controlled Unclassified Information

D&B

Dun & Bradstreet

DAR

Defense Acquisition Regulation

DBE

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

DFARS

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement

DHS

Department of Homeland Security

DIB

Defense Industrial Base

DII

Defense Industrial Initiative

DIBCAC

Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center

DOD

Department of Defense

DOJ

Department of Justice

DoR

Dealer of Record

DOT

Department of Transportation

DSBS

Dynamic Small Business Search

DSN

Deep Space Network

DUNS

Data Universal Numbering System

EAR

Export Administration Regulation

EDI

Electronic Data Interchange

EDWOSB

Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business

EEO

Equal Employment Opportunity

EPA

Economic Price Adjustment

EPEAT

Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool

EPLS

Excluded Parties List System (now part of SAM)

ERM

Electronic Records Management

ESG

Enterprise Ground Services

eSRS

Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System

ET&T

Engineering Test & Technology

EULA

End-User License Agreement

FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

FAI

Federal Acquisition Institute

FAR

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAS

Federal Acquisition Service

FBO

Federal Business Opportunities (also known as FedBizOpps)

FCI

Federal Contract Information

FOIA

Freedom of Information Act

FPDS

Federal Procurement Data System

FPR

Final Proposal Revision

FPT

Formatted Product Tool

FSC

Federal Supply Class

FSS

Federal Supply Schedule

FY

Fiscal Year

EPLS

Excluded Parties List System (now part of SAM)

ERM

Electronic Records Management

eSRS

Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System

EULA

End-User License Agreement

FAI

Federal Acquisition Institute

FAR

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAS

Federal Acquisition Service

FBO

Federal Business Opportunities (also known as FedBizOpps)

FCI

Federal Contract Information

FOIA

Freedom of Information Act

FPDS

Federal Procurement Data System

FPR

Final Proposal Revision

FPT

Formatted Product Tool

FSC

Federal Supply Class

FSS

Federal Supply Schedule

FSSI

Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative

FTA

Free Trade Agreement

FY

Fiscal Year

GAO

Government Accountability Office

GCAP

Government Contract Assistance Program

GEOINT

Geospatial Intelligence

GMD

Ground-Based Midcourse Defense

GPA

Government Procurement Agreement

GSA

General Services Administration

GSAM

General Services Administration Manual

GWAC

Government Wide Acquisition Contract

HACS

Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services

HEOMD

Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate

HHS

Department of Health and Human Services

HSPD

Homeland Security Presidential Directive

HUBZone   

Historically Underutilized Business Zone

ICB

Interface Control Board

ICT

Information and Communication Technology

IDIQ

Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity

IDV

Indefinite Delivery Contract

IFF

Industrial Funding Fee

IOA

Industrial Operations Analyst

IPS

Identity Protection Services

ISR

Individual Subcontracting Report

ITAR

International Traffic in Arms Regulations

JADC2

Joint All-Domain Command & Control

JWOD

Javits-Wagner-O”Day Program

LOS

Letter of Supply

MACs

Multi-Agency Contracts

MAP

Minimum Advertised Price

MAS

Multiple Award Schedule

MDA

Missile Defense Agency

MOBIS

Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services

MOT

Maximum Order Threshold

NADCAP

National Aeronautical and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program

NAICS

North American Industrial Classification Standard

NASA SEWP

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Solution for Enterprise-Wide Procurement

NDAA

National Defense Authorization Act

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NSIN

National Security Innovation Network

OCONUS

Outside Continental United States

OCPO

Office of Procurement Operations

ODC

Other Direct Costs

OEM

Original Equipment Manufacturer

OIG

Office of Inspector General

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

OPIR

Overhead Persistent Infrared

ORCA

Online Representations and Certifications Application (now part of SAM)

OSBDU

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

OSPB

Office of Small Business Programs

OTA

Other Transaction Authority

PCO

Procurement Contracting Officer

PES

Professional Engineering Services

PIL

Procurement Innovation Lab

PIV

Personal Identification Verification (Federal)

pLEO

Proliferated Low Earth Orbit

PMO

Program Management Office

PNAA

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance

PNT

Position, Navigation, and Timing

PO

Purchase Order

POA&M

Plan of Action and Milestones

PPIRS

Past Performance Information Retrieval System

PRC

Price Reduction Clause

PSC

Product and Service Codes

PSS

Professional Services Schedule

PTAC

Procurement Technical Assistance Center

PWS

Performance Work Statement

QAP

Quality Assurance Plan

R&D

Research & Development

RDT&E

Research, Development, Test & Evaluation

RFI

Request for Information

RFP

Request for Proposal

RFQ

Request for Quote

RIDS

Reverse Industry Day

RPO

Registered Practitioner Organization

SAM

System for Award Management

SAT

Simplified Acquisition Threshold

SBA

Small Business Administration

SBDC

Small Business Development Center

SBIR

Small Business Innovation Research

SCA

Service Contract Act

SCLS

Service Contract Labor Standards

SDB

Small Disadvantaged Business

SDR

Supplier Document Requirement

SDVOSB

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business

SIC

Standard Industrial Classification

SIP

Schedule Input Program

SMD

Science Mission Directorate

SOW

Statement of Work

SPRS

Supplier Performance Risk System

SRM

Supplier Relationship Management

SSP

System Security Plan

SSQ

Schedule Sales Query

SSR

Summary Subcontracting Report

STEAM

Science Technology Engineering Art and Math

STMD

Space Technology Mission Directorate

STTR

Small Business Technology Transfer

SWAC

Space Warfighting Analysis Center

T&C

Terms and Conditions

TAA

Trade Agreements Act

TAPS

Temporary Administrative & Professional Staffing Services

TDR

Transactional Data Reporting

USC

United States Code

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

USSF

United States Space Force

VA

Department of Veterans Affairs

VOSB

Veteran-Owned Small-Business

VSC

Vendor Support Center

WAWF

Wide Area Work Flow

WBE

Women Business Enterprise

WDOL

Wages Department of Labor

WOSB

Woman-Owned Small Business

WTO

World Trade Organization