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accomplishment-road_02012 was an interesting year.  As the year began I was entering the second half of my Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University. I played geobachelor daddy for a couple months to allow the spouse to accept a new job while I took care of the kids.   In April, a shipmate was killed in Afghanistan.  We even moved to a new location and I started another job (within the Navy).


  • Put 12% of my base salary toward retirement.
  • Maxed out annual IRA contribution.
  • Purchased a home.
  • Maintained Zero credit card debt; rearranged credit cards to maximize reward benefits.


  • Enjoyed more time with my kids.  As compared to 2011 when I was deployed.
  • Started this Blog.  I know, you’re jealous!
  • Went on two big trips.  I enjoyed attending CES for the first time and a solo trip home to visit family.


  • Invested further in a grown-up wardrobe. Millenium Falcon diagram T-shirts only go so far…although these awesome Millenium Falcon Cufflinks might have to be a part of this new wardrobe.
  • Completed 5 academic classes. Through National Defense University, they were CIO 2.0 Roles and Responsibilities, Enterprise Information Security and Risk Management, Information Assurance and Critical Infrastructure Protection, Cyber Security for Information Leaders, and Measuring Results of Organizational Performance.
  • Discovered how education is evolving!  Do you know what MOOCs are?
  • Completed my Fellowship Report.

I’m putting together my 2013 goals now to ensure I have much to strive for!  What did you enjoy accomplishing?  What are your goals this year?

[Inspired by GMBMFB]

Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms  (Index)


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

[via Defense Acquisition University]

Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms  (A)

AA Achieved Availability
AAA Army Audit Agency
AAC Air Armament Center (Air Force)
AAE Army Acquisition Executive
ABCA American-British-Canadian-Australian
AC Active Component
ACAT Acquisition Category
ACC Air Combat Command (Air Force)
ACD&P Advanced Component Development and Prototypes
ACE Acquisition Center of Excellence
ACI Allocated Configuration Identification
ACMC Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
ACNO Assistant Chief of Naval Operations
ACO Administrative Contracting Officer
ACRN Accounting Classification Reference Number
ACS Assistant Chief of Staff
ACSA Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement
ACSN Advance Change Study Notice
ACWP Actual Cost of Work Performed
ADA Anti-Deficiency Act
ADLT Administrative and Logistics Delay Time
ADM Acquisition Decision Memorandum
ADP Automated Data Processing
ADPE Automated Data Processing Equipment
ADR Alternate Dispute Resolution; Alternative Dispute Resolution
AECA Arms Export Control Act (1976)
AECB Arms Export Control Board
AFAE Air Force Acquisition Executive
AFALC Air Force Air Logistics Center
AFARS Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
AFCAA Air Force Cost Analysis Agency
AFFARS Air Force Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
AFFTC Air Force Flight Test Center
AFI Air Force Instruction
AFIT Air Force Institute of Technology
AFMC Air Force Materiel Command
AFOTEC Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center
AFPD Air Force Policy Directive
AFRB Air Force Review Board
AFRL Air Force Research Laboratory
AFROC Air Force Requirements Oversight Council
AI Artificial Intelligence
Ai Inherent Availability
AIS Automated Information System
AKSS AT&L (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) Knowledge Sharing System (Obsolete—See DAP (Defense Acquisition Portal))
ALC Air Logistics Center (Air Force)
ALMC Army Logistics Management College
ALO Authorized Level of Organization (Army)
ALT Administrative Lead Time
AM Materiel Availability
AMC Air Mobility Command; Army Materiel Command
AMCOM Aviation and Missile Command (Army)
AMSAA Army Materiel Systems Analysis Agency
AMSDL Acquisition Management Systems Data List
ANSI American National Standards Institute
AO Operational Availability
AoA Analysis of Alternatives
AOTR Assessment of Operational Test Readiness
AP Acquisition Plan; Advance Procurement
AP/A/N/AF Aircraft Procurement (Appropriation), Army/Navy/Air Force
APB Acquisition Program Baseline
APBA Acquisition Program Baseline Agreement
APPN Appropriation
APUC Average Procurement Unit Cost (also see AUPC (Average Unit Procurement Cost))
AQAP Allied Quality Assurance Provision
AR Army Regulation
ARCIC Army Capabilities Integration Center
ARL Army Research Laboratory
ASA(ALT) Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)
ASAF(A) Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition)
ASARC Army Systems Acquisition Review Council
ASBCA Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
ASC Aeronautical Systems Center (Air Force)
ASD(A) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition)
ASD(HA) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)
ASD(LA) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Legislative Affairs)
ASD(LM&R) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics and Materiel Readiness)
ASD(NCB) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense)
ASD(NII) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration)
ASD(OEP&P) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Operational Energy Plans and Programs)
ASD(R&E) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering)
ASF Army Stock Fund
ASN(M&RA) Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)
ASN(RD&A) Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition)
ASP Acquisition Strategy Panel (Air Force)
ASPA Armed Services Procurement Act
ASR Acquisition Strategy Report; Alternative Systems Review
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
AT Anti-Tampering
ATC Air Training Command
ATD Advanced Technology Development (or Demonstration)
ATE Automatic Test Equipment
ATEC Army Test and Evaluation Command
ATP Acceptance Test Procedures
ATPS Automated Test Planning System
ATSD Assistant to the Secretary of Defense
AUPC Average Unit Procurement Cost (also see APUC (Average Procurement Unit Cost))
AV All Views
AWACS Airborne Warning and Control System (Air Force)
AWE Advanced Warfighting Experiment

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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