Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms  (C)

C2 Command and Control
C3I Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence
C3ISR Command, Control, Communication, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
C4 Command, Control, Communications, and Computers
C4I Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence
C4ISR Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
CA Contract Award; Control Account; Competition Advocate; Certification Authority
CAAC Civilian Agency Acquisition Council
CAD Capabilities and Acquisition Division (J-8–Joint Staff); Computer-Aided Design
CADD Computer-Aided Design and Drafting
CAE Component Acquisition Executive; Computer-Aided Engineering (Obsolete—See CAPE (Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation))
CAIV Cost As an Independent Variable
CALS Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support; Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support
CAM Computer-Aided Manufacturing
CAO Contract Administration Office
CAP Contractor Acquired Property; Critical Acquisition Position
CAPE Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (Office of the Secretary of Defense–Director, CAPE)
CAR Command Assessment Review (Air Force); Configuration Audit Review; Component Appointed Representatives (JCIDS)
CARD Cost Analysis Requirements Description
CAS Contract Administration Services; Cost Accounting Standard
CASB Cost Accounting Standards Board
CASE Computer-Aided Software Engineering; Computer-Aided System Engineering
CAST Computer-Aided Software Testing
CAT Computer-Aided Testing
CATEX Categorical Exclusion
CATM Computer-Aided Technical Management
CBA Capabilities-Based Assessment; Cost-Benefit Analysis
CBD Chemical Biological Defense; Commerce Business Daily (Obsolete—See FedBizOpps (Federal Business Opportunities System))
CBM+ Condition-Based Maintenance +
CBO Congressional Budget Office
CBR Chemical, Biological, Radiological; Concurrent Budget Resolution
CBRN Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear
CBS Cost Breakdown Structure
CBTDEV Combat Development (Army/Marine Corps)
CCA Clinger-Cohen Act; Component Cost Analysis (Obsolete—See CCE (Component Cost Estimate))
CCASS Construction Contract Appraisal Support System
CCB Configuration Control Board
CCD Category Code Directory; Contract Completion Date
CCDR Combatant Commander; Contractor Cost Data Report(s)/Reporting
CCE Component Cost Estimate
CCJO Capstone Concept for Joint Operations
CCN Configuration Change Notice; Contract Change Notice
CCP Consolidated Cryptologic Program; Contract Change Proposal
CCPO Consolidated Civilian Personnel Office
CDD Capability Development Document
CDR Contractual Data Requirement; Critical Design Review
CDRL Contract Data Requirements List
CE Cost Estimate; Current Estimate
CEAC Cost and Economic Analysis Center (Army)
CEC Civil Engineering Corps
CECOM Communications and Electronics Command (Army)
CEP Circular Error Probable; Contract Estimating and Pricing
CEQ Council on Environmental Quality
CER Cost Estimating Relationship
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund)
CETS Contractor Engineering and Technical Services
CFC Chlorofluorocarbon
CFE Contractor-Furnished Equipment
CFEN Contractor-Furnished Equipment Notice
CFM Contractor Financial Management; Contractor-Furnished Material
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CFR Code of Federal Regulations; Contractor Funds Report
CFSR Contract Funds Status Report
CG Commanding General
CI Commercial Item; Configuration Item; Counterintelligence
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CIC Critical Intelligence Category
CICA Competition in Contracting Act (1984)
CID Commercial Item Description
CIO Chief Information Officer
CIP Component Improvement Program; Critical Intelligence Parameter
CITA Commercial or Industrial Type Activities
CITIS Contractor Integrated Technical Information Service
CJCS Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
CJCSI Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction
CJCSM Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Manual
CLIN Contract Line Item Number
CLR Contingent Liability Report or Record; Customer Liaison Representative
CLS Contractor Logistics Support
CM Configuration Management; Contract Management
CMC Commandant of the Marine Corps
CMIS Configuration Management Information System
CMM Capability Maturity Model
CMMI Capability Maturity Model Integration
CMO Contract Management Office
CMP Configuration Management Plan
CNA Center for Naval Analysis
CNAD Conference of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Armaments Directors
CNO Chief of Naval Operations
CO Change Order; Commanding Officer; Contracting Officer
COAR Contracting Officer’s Authorized Representative
COBOL Common Business Oriented Language
COC Certificate of Competency; Certification of Compliance
COCO Contractor-Owned, Contractor-Operated (Facilities)
COCOM Combatant Command
COI Critical Operational Issue
COMDT Commandant
COMMINT Communications Intelligence
COMOPTEVFOR Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force (Navy)
COMPT Comptroller
CONOPS Concept of Operations
CONUS Continental United States
COP Common Operational Picture
COR Contracting Officer’s Representative
COTR Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative
COTS Commercial Off-The-Shelf
CP Change Proposal; Critical Path
CPA Chairman’s Program Assessment (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff(CJCS))
CPAF Cost Plus Award Fee
CPAM CNO (Chief of Naval Operations) Program Assessment Memorandum (Navy)
CPAR Contractor Performance Assessment Report (Air Force)
CPC Corrosion Prevention and Control
C/PD Cost/Pricing Data
CPD Capability Production Document
CPFF Cost Plus Fixed-Fee
CPI Consumer Price Index; Cost Performance Index; Critical Program Information
CPIF Cost Plus Incentive-Fee
CPIPT Cost Performance Integrated Product Team
CPM Contractor Performance Measurement; Critical Path Method
CPO Civilian Personnel Office
CPPC Cost Plus Percentage-of-Cost
CPR Chairman’s Program Recommendation; Contract Performance Report
CPS Competitive Prototyping Strategy
CPSR Contractor Procurement/Purchasing System Review
CPU Central Processing Unit
CQC Construction Quality Control
CR Change Request; Continuing Resolution; Cost Reimbursement
CRA Continuing Resolution Authority
CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
CRAG Contractor Risk Assessment Guide
CRC Control Reporting Center
CR-IPT Computer Resources-Integrated Product Team
CRISD Computer Resources Integrated Support Document
CRLCMP Computer Resources Life Cycle Management Plan
CRS Computer Resources Support
CRWG Computer Resource Working Group
C/S/A Commands/Services/Agencies
CSA Chief of Staff of the Army
CSAF Chief of Staff of the Air Force
CSB Configuration Steering Board
CSC Computer Software Component
CSCI Computer Software Configuration Item (also called SI (Software Item))
CSD Computer Software Documentation
CSI Construction Specifications Institute; Critical Safety Item
CSOM Computer Software Operator’s Manual
CSP Critical Safety Process
CSS Contractor Support Services
CSU Computer Software Unit
CTE Critical Technology Element
CTEA Cost and Training Effectiveness Analysis (Army)
CTEMP Capstone Test and Evaluation Master Plan
CTO Chief Technology Officer
CTP Critical Technical Parameter
CUPS Council on Uniform Procurement System
CV Cost Variance
C-V-P Cost Volume Profit
CWA Clean Water Act
CWBS Contract Work Breakdown Structure
CY Calendar Year; Current Year

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

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