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.