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Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms  (N)

NAC Naval Avionics Center; North Atlantic Council
NAE Navy Acquisition Executive
NAF Naval Air Facility; Non-Appropriated Fund; Numbered Air Force
NAFI Navy-Air Force Interface
NAICS North American Industry Class System
NAPR NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Armaments Planning Review
NAPS Navy Acquisition Procedures Supplement (Obsolete—See NMCARS (Navy and Marine Corps Acquisition Regulation Supplement))
NAS National Aerospace Standard
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NAVAIR Naval Air Systems Command
NAVFAC Naval Facilities Engineering Command
NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Command
NAVSUP Naval Supply Systems Command
NBC Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (Obsolete—See CBR (Chemical, Biological, Radiological))
NBCC Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Contamination (Obsolete—See CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) Contamination)
NCA National Command Authority
NCC Negotiated Contract Cost
NCCA Naval Center for Cost Analysis
NCES Net-Centric Enterprise Services
NDAA National Defense Authorization Act
NDI Non-Developmental Item
NDP National Defense Panel; National Disclosure Policy
NDS National Defense Strategy
NDU National Defense University
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NETWARS Network Warfare Simulation
NFIP National Foreign Intelligence Program
NGA National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
NIAB National Intelligence Acquisition Board
NIB National Industries for the Blind
NIE National Intelligence Estimate
NIGA Nuclear Indirect Gamma Activity
NII OIPT Networks and Information Integration Overarching Integrated Product Team
NIP National Intelligence Program
NIPRNET Nonclassifed or Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router Network
NITF National Imagery Transmission Format
NMCARS Navy and Marine Corps Acquisition Regulation Supplement
NMS National Military Strategy
NOI Notice of Intent
NPV Net Present Value
NRC Non-Recurring Cost
NR-KPP Net-Ready Key Performance Parameter
NRL Naval Research Laboratory
NRO National Reconnaissance Office
NROC Navy Requirements Oversight Council
NSA National Security Agency
NSC National Security Council
NSCCA Nuclear Safety Cross Check Analysis
NSD National Security Directives
NSF Navy Stock Fund
NSN National Stock Number
NSS National Security Strategy; National Security System
NST New Source Testing
NTE Not to Exceed
NTIS National Technical Information Service (Department of Commerce (DoC))
NTP Navy Training Plan; Not to Proceed
NULO Negative Unliquidated Obligation
NWC National War College; Navy War College; Nuclear Weapons Center; Nuclear Weapons Council
NWSC Naval Weapons Support Center

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

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Index of Acronyms

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Released in December of 2011 by the Executive Office of the President, the National Science and Technology Council provides direction in Trustworthy Cyberspace: Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program.  I find understanding this document helps clarify how the “Technology Doctrine” flows down through the government into the Department of Defense and then into the U.S. Navy.

The objective of  Trustworthy Cyberspace: Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program is “to express a vision for the research necessary to develop game-changing technologies that can neutralize the attacks on the cyber systems of today and lay the foundation for a scientific approach that better prepares the field to meet the challenges of securing the cyber systems of tomorrow.

Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development (R&D) Program Thrusts:

  1. Inducing Change
    • Designed-In Security
    • Tailored Trustworthy Spaces (with a Focus Area  of Wireless Mobile Networks)
    • Moving Target (with Focus Areas of Deep Understanding of Cyberspace and Nature-Inspired Solutions)
    • Cyber Economic Incentives – Research required to Explore models of cybersecurity investment and markets; develop data models, ontologies, and automatic means of sanitizing data or making data anonymous; define meaningful cybersecurity metrics and actuarial tables; improve the economic viability of assured software development methods; provide methods; to support personal data ownership; provide knowledge in support of laws, regulations, and international agreements.
  2. Developing Scientific Foundations
    • Organizes disparate areas of knowledge – Provides structure and organization to a broad-based body of knowledge in the form of testable models and predictions
    • Enables discovery of universal laws – Produces laws that express an understanding of basic, universal dynamics against which to test problems and formulate explanations
    • Applies the rigor of the scientific method – Approaches problems using a systematic methodology and discipline to formulate hypotheses, design and execute repeatable experiments, and collect and analyze data
  3. Maximizing Research Impact
    • Supporting National Priorities – Health IT, Smart Grid, Financial Services, National Defense, Transportation, Trusted Identities, Cybersecurity Education.
    • Engaging the Cybersecurity Research Community
  4. Accelerating Transition to Practice
    • Technology Discovery
    • Test and Evaluation
    • Transition, Adoption, and Commercialization

Executing the Federal Cybersecurity Research Program:

  1. Research Policies
    • Provide accurate, relevant, timely scientific and technical advice
    • ensure policies of Executive Branch are informed by sound science
    • ensure scientific and technical work of Executive Branch is coordinated to provide greatest benefit to society
  2. Research Coordination

    NITRD Structure for Cybersecurity R&D Coordination

  3. Research Execution (via Agencies)
    • DARPA
    • DHS S&T
    • DoE
    • IARPA
    • NIST
    • NSA
    • NSF
    • OSD
    • DoD Service research organizations

[via NITRD]

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