CTR: Cooperative Threat Reduction

CWEP: Chemical Weapons Elimination Program

Direct measure: Measurement of an attribute that itself embodies the status of a threat to be reduced. Change in a direct measure indicates impact.

Direct outcome measure: A measure based on attributes that are the direct results of an activity or program.

DoD: Department of Defense

DSCA: Defense Security Cooperation Agency

DTRA: Defense Threat Reduction Agency

EDP: Especially dangerous pathogen

Efficiency measure: A measure of how resources are used in a project or program.

Environmental measure: A factor that could have a direct or indirect impact on the system or process but is not under the control of the program or project managers.

FOC: Full Operating Capacity

FSU: Former Soviet Union

Higher level program performance metrics: These metrics are developed to measure the impact and effectiveness of a program or project on a more strategic level, rather than on an activity level

ICBM: Intercontinental ballistic missile

Impact and effectiveness: The extent to which the program or project is reaching strategic objectives and is achieving results.

Inputs: The resources invested into a project or program, or the activities undertaken that are meant to lead to outcomes.

Input measure: A measure to identify the resources or activities provided for a project or program.

IOC: Initial Operating Capacity

Lagging indicator: A measure that is available after the current activity allowing corrective action only for future processes and operations.

Leading indicators: Measures that provide early indicators of impact and effectiveness and allow managers to take corrective action on the process if required.

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