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ACAT acquisition category

AFMC Air Force Materiel Command

AFRL Air Force Research Laboratory

AVCOM avionics component obsolescence management

COTS commercial off-the-shelf

DMS diminishing manufacturing sources

DMS/OP diminishing manufacturing sources/ out-of-production parts

DoD U.S. Department of Defense

FAA Federal Aviation Administration

FY fiscal year

GATM global air traffic management

GIDEP Government Industry Data Exchange Program

GIG Global Information Grid

IPT integrated product team

IWSM integrated weapon-system management

JIAWG Joint Integrated Avionics Working Group

JSF Joint Strike Fighter

JTA Joint Technical Architecture

MDAP major defense acquisition program

Mil Spec Military Specification

MOSA modular open-system approach

OASD (C3I) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence)

O&M operations and maintenance

OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense

PBR President's Budget Request

QAPR Quarterly Acquisition Program Review

R&D research and development

RDT&E research, development, test, and evaluation

RVSM reduced vertical-separation minimum

SAF/AQ Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

SEI Software Engineering Institute

SPO system program office

TACTech Transition Analysis of Component Technology

TCAS traffic collision-avoidance system

TOC total ownership cost

USD Under Secretary of Defense

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