Acronyms

CAIG

Cost Analysis Improvement Group

CDR

conceptual development report

DoD

U.S. Department of Defense

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

FY

fiscal year

GAO

Government Accounting Office

GPP

general plant project

IA

independent assessments

IAR

independent annual reviews

ICE

independent cost estimate

IOM

Institute of Medicine

IPA

Independent Project Analysis, Inc.

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

LCAM

life-cycle asset management

M&O

management and operating contractor

NAE

National Academy of Engineering

NAR

non-advocate reviews

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NRC

National Research Council

PI

principal investigator

RFP

request for proposal

RIFS

remedial investigation/feasibility study

TEC

total estimated cost

TPC

total project cost

USACE

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers



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