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Suggested Citation:"Appendix G: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2010. Achieving Effective Acquisition of Information Technology in the Department of Defense. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12823.
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Appendix G
Acronyms

3CE Cross Command Collaborative Effort

ACAT acquisition categories

AF ICE Air Force Integrated Collaborative Environment

AFOTEC Air Force Operational Test & Evaluation Center

AIS automated information system

AoA analysis of alternatives

ASD agile software development

ASD NII Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration

AT acceptance team

ATEC Army Test & Evaluation Command

BTA Business Transformation Agency

C&A certification and accreditation

C4ISR command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance

CDR critical design review

CHSS commercial off-the-shelf hardware, software, and services

CIO chief information officer

CJCSI Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction

COTS commercial off-the-shelf

Suggested Citation:"Appendix G: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2010. Achieving Effective Acquisition of Information Technology in the Department of Defense. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12823.
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DAA designated accrediting authority

DAMS Defense Acquisition Management System

DAPA Defense Acquisition Performance Assessment

DAS Defense Acquisition System

DAU Defense Acquisition University

DEP distributed engineering plant

DIA Defense Intelligence Agency

DIACAP DOD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process

DNS Domain Name System

DODD Department of Defense Directive

DODI Department of Defense Instruction

DT&E development, test, and evaluation

EA evolutionary acquisition

ERP enterprise resource planning

FDD feature-driven development

FSO Field Security Office

IA information assurance

IA C&A information assurance certification and accreditation

IID iterative, incremental development

IOC initial operating capability

IP Internet Protocol

IPT integrated product team

JCIDS Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System

JITC Joint Interoperability Test Command

JMETC Joint Mission Environment Test Capability

JOTS Joint Operation and Tactical System

KPP key performance parameter

LRIP limited rate initial production

MAIS major automated information system(s)

MCRC metrics collection and reporting capability

MDA milestone decision authority

MDAP major defense acquisition program

NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Command

NSA National Security Agency

Suggested Citation:"Appendix G: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2010. Achieving Effective Acquisition of Information Technology in the Department of Defense. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12823.
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OIPT overarching IPT

OMB Office of Management and Budget

OPTEVFOR Operational Testing and Evaluation Force

OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense

OT&E operational test and evaluation

PDR preliminary design review

PKI public key infrastructure

PMO program management office

PMT portfolio management team

POR program of record

PPBES Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System

RDECOM Research, Development & Engineering Command

RDT&E research, development, test, and evaluation

SDCI software development and commercial off-the-shelf integration

SDLC software development life cycle

SDREN secret defense research and engineering

SFMPL Submarine Force Mission Planning Library

SoSIL Systems of Systems Integration Laboratory

T&E test and evaluation

TD technology development

TRA technology readiness assessment

TRADOC Training and Doctrine Command

TRL technology readiness level

V&V verification and validation

WIPT working-level IPT

XP extreme programming

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