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Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms  (P)

P&A Price and Availability
P&D Production and Deployment (Phase of the Defense Acquisition Management System (DAMS))
P&L Profit and Loss
P&T Personnel and Training
P/B Program/Budget
P3I Preplanned Product Improvement
PA Partnering Agreement; Preparing Activity/Preparing Authority (Air Force); Product Assurance
PA&E Program Analysis and Evaluation (Army)
PAC Production Acquisition Cost
PAT Process Action Team
PAT&E Production Acceptance Test and Evaluation
PAUC Program Acquisition Unit Cost
PB President’s Budget
PBA Performance-Based Acquisition; Performance-Based Agreement
PBBE Performance-Based Business Environment (Air Force)
PBC Performance-Based Contracting
PBD Program Budget Decision (Obsolete—See RMD (Resource Management Decision)
PBL Performance-Based Life-Cycle Product Support; Performance-Based Logistics
PBSA Performance-Based Services Acquisition
PBWS Performance-Based Work Statement
PCA Physical Configuration Audit
P-CMM Personnel Capability Maturity Model
P-CDRA Post-Critical Design Review Assessment
PCO Procuring Contracting Officer
PCR Procurement Center Representative; Program Change Request
PD Program Director (Air Force)
PDM Program Decision Meeting (Navy, Marine Corps); Program Decision Memorandum (Obsolete—See RMD (Resource Management Decision)
PDP Procurement Data Package; Program Development Plan
PDR Post-Deployment Review; Preliminary Design Review; Program Deviation Report
PDSS Post-Deployment Software Support
PDUSD Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
PE Planning Estimate; Procurement Executive; Program Element
PEM Program Element Monitor (Air Force)
PEO Program Executive Officer
PEP Producibility Engineering and Planning
PERT Program Evaluation Review Technique
PESO Product Engineering Services Office
PESHE Programmatic Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Evaluation
PGI Procedures, Guidance and Information (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS))
PHA Preliminary Hazard Analysis
PHL Preliminary Hazard List
PHS&T Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation
PI Product Improvement
PIN Part or Identifying Number
PIP Product Improvement Program/Proposal
PIPT Program-Level Integrated Product Team
PK Public Key
PK Probability of Kill
PKI Public Key Infrastructure
PL Public Law
PLT Procurement Lead Time; Production Lead Time
PM Product Manager; Program Manager; Project Manager
PMA Program Management Agreement
PMB Performance Measurement Baseline
PMD Program Management Directive (Air Force); Program Management Document
PMJEG Performance Measurement Joint Executive Group
PMO Program Management Office
PMP Program Management Plan
PMR Program Management Review
PO Program Office; Project Order; Purchase Order; Purchasing Office
POA&M Plan of Actions and Milestones
POC Point of Contact
POE Program Office Estimate (Army)
POL Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants
POM Program Objectives Memorandum
POMCUS Prepositioned Overseas Materiel Configured to Unit Sets
POP Period of Performance; Proof of Principle (Army)
PoPS Probability of Program Success
POR Program of Record
PPBE Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (process)
P-PDRA Post-Preliminary Design Review Assessment
PPL Provisioning Parts List
PPP Program Protection Plan
PPQT Pre-Production Qualification Test
PPS Post-Production Support; Precise Positioning Service
PPSP Post-Production Support Plan
PPSS Post-Production Software Support (Army)
PQT Production Qualification Test
PR Procurement Request; Purchase Request
PRA Paper Reduction Act
PRAT Production Reliability Acceptance Test
PROD Production
PROM Programmable Read Only Memory
PRR Production Readiness Review
PSA Principal Staff Assistant; Product Support Arrangement
PSE Peculiar Support Equipment
P-SDRA Post-System Design Review Assessment (Space Systems)
PSI Product Support Integrator
PSM Practical Software Measurement (Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)); Product Support Manager; Professional Staff Member (Congress)
PSR Program Support Review
PSS Product Support Strategy
PTAP Procurement Technical Assistance Program
PTD Provisioning Technical Documentation
PTTI Precise Time and Time Interval
PUC Procurement Unit Cost (Also see Average Procurement Unit Cost (APUC) and Average Unit Procurement Cost (AUPC))
PWBS Program Work Breakdown Structure
PWC Public Works Center
PWD Public Works Department
PWRMS Prepositioned War Reserve Materiel Stocks
PWS Performance Work Statement
PY Prior Year

Hagan, G (2011) Glossary of Defense Acquisition Acronyms & Terms. Defense Acquisition University Press.  Fort Belvoir, VA., 22060

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Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms  (R)

R&D Research and Development
R&M Reliability and Maintainability
RAD Request for Authority to Develop (an international agreement); Required Availability Date; Requirements and Acquisition Division (of Joint Staff/J-8); Resource Allocation Display (Navy)
RAM Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability
RAM-C Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Cost (Rationale Report)
RAP Resource Allocation Process
RBL Reliability-Based Logistics
RC Reserve Component
RCM Reliability-Centered Maintenance; Requirements Correlation Matrix (Air Force)
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RCS Radar Cross Section
RDA Research, Development, and Acquisition
RDT&E Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
RDT&E/A/N/AF RDT&E (Appropriation), Army/Navy/Air Force
RFB Request for Bid
RFI Ready for Issue; Request for Information
RFID Radio Frequency Identification
RFP Request for Proposal
RFQ Request for Quotation
RIW Reliability Improvement Warranty
RM Materiel Reliability
RM Requirements Manager
RMA Revolution in Military Affairs
RMCT Requirements Management Certification Training
RMD Requirements Management Division (J-8, Joint Staff (JS))
RMP Risk Management Plan
RO Requirements Officer (Navy)
ROD Record of Decision
ROI Return on Investment
ROM Read Only Memory; Rough Order of Magnitude
RRC Requirements Review Council (Army)
RS Replenishment Spares
RSI Rationalization, Standardization, and Interoperability
RSSP Replaced System Sustainment Plan
RTO Responsible Test Organization
RTP Request for Technical Proposal

Hagan, G (2011) Glossary of Defense Acquisition Acronyms & Terms. Defense Acquisition University Press.  Fort Belvoir, VA., 22060

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Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms  (S)

S&T Science and Technology
S/V Survivability/Vulnerability
SA Secretary of the Army; Supportability Analysis; System Analysis
SAC Senate Appropriations Committee
SADBU Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
SAE Service Acquisition Executive
SAF Secretary of the Air Force
SAF(AQ) Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition)
SAG Study Advisory Group (Army)
SAIE Special Acceptance and Inspection Equipment
SAIP Spares Acquisition Integrated with Production
SAM System Acquisition Management
SAP Simplified Acquisition Procedures; Special Access Program
SAR Safety Assessment Report; Selected Acquisition Report; Special Access Required
SASC Senate Armed Services Committee
SAT Simplified Acquisition Threshold
SATCOM Satellite Communications
SBA Simulation Based Acquisition; Small Business Administration
SBC Senate Budget Committee
SBCCOM Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (Army)
SBE Single Best Estimate
SBIR Small Business Innovation Research (Program)
SBIRS Space-Based Infrared Systems (Air Force)
SBP Small Business Program
SBTT Small Business Technology Transfer
SC&MPD System Capability and Manufacturing Process Demonstration (effort of the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase)
SCA Service Contract Act
SCBCA Small Claims Board of Contract Appeals
SCC Standards Coordinating Committee
SCCB Software Configuration Control Board
SCE Software Capability Evaluation
SCI Software Configuration Item
SCIB Ship Characteristics and Improvement Board (Navy)
SCM Supply Chain Management
SCMP Software Configuration Management Plan
SCN Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy (Appropriation); Software Change Notice; Specification Change Notice
SCP Service Cost Position
SD Spiral Development
SDB Small Disadvantaged Business
SDBUP Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization Program
SDCE Software Development Capability Evaluation
SDD System Development and Demonstration (Budget Activity (BA) within a Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) Appropriate category)
SDF Software Development File
SDL Software Development Library/Laboratory
SDP Software Development Plan
SDR Software Design Review; System Design Review (Space Systems)
SE Support Equipment; Systems Engineering
SECDEF Secretary of Defense
SECNAV Secretary of the Navy
SECNAVINST Secretary of the Navy Instruction
SEI Software Engineering Institute
SEM Systems Engineering Management
SEMP Systems Engineering Management Plan
SEP Systems Engineering Plan; System(s) Engineering Process
SERD Support Equipment Recommendation Data; Support Equipment Requirements Document
SETA Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance
SF Standard Form
SFR System Functional Review
SHA System Hazard Analysis
SHPO State Historic Preservation Officer
SI Software Item (also called CSCI (Computer Software Configuration Item)); Special Intelligence
SIC Standard Industrial Classification (Code) (Obsolete—See NAICS (North American Industry Class System))
SIGINT Signal Intelligence
SIGSEC Signal Security
SIOH Supervision, Inspection, and Overhead
SIPRNET Secret Internet Protocol Router Network
SIS Software-Intensive System
SISMS Standard Integrated Support Management System
SLEP Service Life Extension Program
SLOC Source Lines of Code
SLRG Senior Leader Review Group
SMC Space and Missile Systems Center (Air Force)
SMDC/ARSTRAT Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command
SMDP Standardized Military Drawing Program
SMI Soldier-Machine Interface (Army)
SMIP Spares Management Improvement Program
SOAL Special Operations Acquisition and Logistics (Center)
SOC Solutions Order Contract; System Operational Concept
SOCOM Special Operations Command
SOF Special Operations Forces
SOFA Status of Forces Agreement
SOO Statement of Objectives
SOP Standard Operating Procedure; Standing Operating Procedure
SoS System of Systems
SOW Statement of Work
SPA Special Priorities Assistance
SPAWAR Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
SPC Statistical Process Control
SPD System Program Director (Air Force)
SPE Senior Procurement Executive
SPEC Specification
SPG Strategic Planning Guidance (Obsolete—See GDF (Guidance for Development of the Force))
SPI Single Process Initiative
SPM Software Programmer’s Manual; System Program Manager (Air Force)
SPO System Program/Project Office (Air Force)
SPS Software Product Specification
SQEP Software Quality Evaluation Plan
SQL Structured Query Language
SRA Shop Replaceable Assembly
SRD Software (or Systems) Requirements Document
SRDR Software Resources Data Report
SRO System Readiness Objective
SRR System Requirements Review
SRS Software Requirement Specification
SRU Shop Replaceable Unit; Subassembly Repairable Unit
SSA Software Support Agency; Source Selection Authority
SSAC Source Selection Advisory Council
SSCI Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
SSEB Source Selection Evaluation Board
SSET Source Selection Evaluation Team
SSG Special Study Group (Army)
SSHA Subsystem Hazard Analysis
SSP Source Selection Plan
SSPM Software Standards and Procedures Manual
SSR Software Specification Review
SSS System/Subsystem Specification
SSWG System Safety Working Group
ST Special Tooling
STA System Threat Assessment
STANAG Standardization Agreement (North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO))
STA&P System Threat Assessment and Projections
STAR System Threat Assessment Report
STCC Special Termination Cost Clause
STD Software Test Description; Standard
STE Special Test Equipment
STEP Simulation, Test, and Evaluation Process
STLDD Software Top Level Design Document
STP Software Test Plan
STPR Software Test Procedures
STR Software Test Report; Software Trouble Report
SUM Software User’s Manual
SUPSHIP Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair
SV Schedule Variance; Systems Views
SVR System Verification Review
SW or S/W Software
SWARF Senior Warfighter Forum
SWCI Software Configuration Item
SW-CMM Software Capability Maturity Model
SYSCOM Systems Command (Navy)

Hagan, G (2011) Glossary of Defense Acquisition Acronyms & Terms. Defense Acquisition University Press.  Fort Belvoir, VA., 22060

[via Defense Acquisition University]

Index of Acronyms

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