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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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Rand Corporation LogoThe RAND Corporation has an excellent summary of the U.S. Government-Wide and Department of Defense (DoD) Definitions of Research and Development (R&D).  This helps show the differences between the full government’s view and the DoD specific labeling (6.1, 6.2, 6.3…).  This break down in the definitions of R&D is also referred to as the Government’s “Color of Money” which is simply the variant of Government dollars that a program or project can accept or a funding entity may be able to provide.  This is extremely important to understand when planning the Navy Budget.

To focus specifically on the DoD definitions for DoD Acquisition the definitions are:

  • Basic Research (6.1) – Systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and/or observable facts without specific applications toward processes or products in   mind.
  • Applied Research (6.2) – Systematic study to gain knowledge or understanding necessary to determine the means by which a recognized and specific need may be met.
  • Advanced Technology Development (6.3) – Includes all efforts that have moved into the development and integration of hardware for field experiments and tests.
  • Demonstration and Validation (6.4) – Includes all efforts necessary to evaluate integrated technologies in as realistic an operating environment as possible to assess the performance or cost reduction potential of advanced technology.
  • Engineering and Manufacturing Development (6.5) – Includes those projects in engineering and manufacturing development for Service use but which have not received approval for full rate production.
  • Research and Development Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) Management Support (6.6) – Includes R&D efforts directed toward support of installation or operations required for general R&D use. Included would be test ranges, military construction, maintenance support of laboratories, operations and maintenance of test aircraft and ships, and studies and analyses in support of R&D program.
  • Operational System Development (6.7) – Includes those development projects in support of development acquisition programs or upgrades still in engineering and manufacturing development, but which have received Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) or other approval for production, or for which production funds have been included in the DoD budget submission for the budget or subsequent fiscal year.
  • Developmental Test and Evaluation – Efforts associated with engineering or support activities to determine the acceptability of a system, subsystem, or component.
  • Operational Test and Evaluation – Efforts associated with engineering or support activities to determine the acceptability of a system, subsystem, or component.

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