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Below is a list of frequently used acronyms. If you see an acronym on our site that is not on the list, please let us know.

ACO Administrative Contracting Officer
ACQ Acquisition
ACSD Administrative and Customer Services Division
AFDB Award Fee Determination Board
AFDP Award Fee Determination Plan
AI Action Item
AIA Automate Image Assessment
APPS Acquisition Policy, Planning, and Services Branch
ARNET Acquisition Reform Network
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASI Associated Solutions Inc. (Subcontractor)
BAA Broad Agency Announcement
BAFO Best and Final Offer
BAR Weekly Status Meeting Before a Business Area Review
BOC Bureau of the Census
BOE Basis of Estimate
BPA Blanket Purchase Agreement
BUD Budget Division
C/SSR Cost/Schedule Status Reports
C2PO Census 2000 Publicity Office
CAM Commerce Acquisition Manual
CAPI Computer-Assisted Personal Interview
CAO Congressional Affairs Office
CAR Commerce Acquisition Regulations
CASR Common Accounting Support Reports
CASRO Computer Assisted Survey Research Office
CATI Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview
CBD Commerce Business Daily
CCB Change Control Board
CCITT The International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee
CDRL Contract Data Requirements List
CECON Chief Economist
CET Cost Evaluation Team
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CFR Code of Federal Regulation
CLIN Contract Line Item Number
CLO Customer Liaison Office
CM Configuration Management
CMM Capability Maturity Model
CMP Configuration Management Plan
CO Contracting Officer
COMMITS Commerce Information Technology Solutions
COTR Contracting Officer's Technical Representative
COTR Contracting Officer's Technical Representative
COTS Commercial-Off-The-Shelf
CPAF Cost-Plus-Award-Fee
CPI Cost Performance Index
CPMIC Cost Performance Management Information Center
CR Change Request
CSD Company Statistics Division
CSER Contractor's Self-Evaluation Report
CSO Client Support Office
CSSR Cost Schedule Status Report
CSTARS Commerce Standard Acquisition and Reporting System
CSvD Computer Services Division
DAL Data Access List
DCA Document Coordination and Approval
DCAR Data Capture Audit and Resolution
DCC Data Capture Center
DCS 2000 Data Capture System 2000
DCSC Data Capture Services Contract
DMD Decennial Management Division
DP Defect Prevention
DPA Delegated Procurement Authority
dpi Dots Per Inch
DSCMO Decennial Systems and Contracts Management Office
DSD Demographic Surveys Division
EAC Estimate at Completion
ECP Engineering Change Proposal
EDS Electronic Data Systems (Subcontractor)
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity Office
EI Executive Instructions
EPCD Economic Planning and Coordination Division
ESMPD Economic Statistical Methods and Programming Division
FACNET Federal Acquisition Computer Network
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation
FASD Financial and Administrative Systems Division
FCA Functional Configuration Audit
FDO Fee Determining Official
FedBizOpps Federal Business Opportunities
FIN Finance Division
FIPS Federal Information Processing Standards
FIPS Federal Information Processing Standards
FLD Field Division
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FSSP Federal Supply Schedules Program
FTD Foreign Trade Division
FR Field Representative
GEO Geography Division
GFE Government Furnished Equipment
GFP Government Furnished Property
GOVS Governments Division
GPO Government Printing Office
GQ Group Quarters
GQA Gaithersburg Quality Assurance
HCA Head of Contracting Activity
HHES Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division
HRD Human Resources Division
HU Housing Unit
I&A Implementation and Assessment
IC Intergroup Coordination
ICM Integrated Coverage Measurement
ICR Individual Census Report
ICR Intelligent Character Recognition
ID Identification Data
IDC Indefinite Delivery Contract
IER Individual Event Report
IFB Invitation for Bid
IM Integrated Software Management
IMG/RECO Imaging and Recognition Subsystem
IP Internet Protocol
ISD Integrated System Development
ISSRO Information Systems Support and Review Office
IT Information Technology
ITBP Information Technology Business Plan
ITPP Information Technology Purchase Plan
ITD Inception to Date
ITU International Telecommunication Union
KFI Key From Image
KPA Key Practice Area
KSLOC Thousand Software Lines of Code
KSPH Keystrokes per Hour
LAN Local Area Network
LCO Local Census Office
LMFS Lockheed Martin Federal Systems
LMFS,G or LMFS-G Lockheed Martin Federal Systems, Gaitherburg
LOE Level of Effort
lpi Lines per Inch
MCD Manufacturing and Construction Division
MDSS Management Decision Support System
MDSS Management Data Support System
MDT Maintenance Downtime
MMS Master Milestone Schedule
MSO Map Scanning Operation
MSO Map Scanning Operation
MTBF Mean Time Between Failure
NAICS North American Industry Classification System
NARA National Archives and Records Administration
NCT National Content Test
NDI Non-Developmental Item
NPC National Processing Center
NRFU Non-Response-Follow-Up
NTE Not to Exceed
OAR Optical Answer Recognition
OCD Operational Capability Demonstration
OCR Optical Character Recognition
OFPP Office of Federal Procurement Policy
OGC Office of General Counsel
OMR Optical Mark Recognition
OPPM Outside the Principal Period of Maintenance
OSDBU Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
PAL Process Asset Library
PC Process Change Management
PCA Physical Configuration Audit
PCCB Project Change Control Board
PCMS Program Control Management System
PCO Principal Contracting Officer
PE Software Product Engineering
PF Organization Process focus
PIO Public Information Office
PMP Performance Measurement Plan
PMP Program Management Plan
PMR Program Management Review
PMR Program Monthly Review
POL Policy Office
POP Population Division
PP Software Project Planning
PPM Principle Period of Maintenance
PPT Past Performance Evaluation Team
PR Peer Reviews
PR Number Purchase Request Number
PRED Planning, Research, and Evaluation Division
PT Software Project Tracking and Oversight
PTM Principal Technical Monitor
PTR Program Trouble Report
QA Software Quality Assurance
QAS Quality Assurance Specialist
QCP Quality Control Plan
QM Software Quality Management
QP Quantitative Process Management
RAC Requests for Accounting Corrections
RDD Required Delivery Date
RFP Request for Proposal
RFP Request for Proposal
RFQ Request for Quotation
RIT RIT Research Corporation (Subcontractor)
RM Remedial Maintenance
RM Requirements Management
RVT Requirements Validation Test
SA Simplified Acquisition
SAT System Acceptance Test
SAW System Architecture Workshop
SBA Small Business Administration
SEB Source Evaluation Board
SEC Security Office
SID Solid Ink Density
SLOC Software Lines of Code
SM Software Subcontract Management
SMOBE/WOB Small Minority-Owned business Enterprises/Women-Owned Business
SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol
SOW Statement of Work
SOW Statement of Work
SPI Schedule Performance Index
SR2TD Standard Reproducible Respondent Test Deck
SRD Statistical Research Division
SSD Systems Support Division
SSO Source Selection Official
SSSD Service Sector Statistics Division
TCO Telecommunications Office
TCPI To Complete Performance Index
TET Technical Evaluation Team
TM Technical Monitor
TM Task Manager
TMO Technologies Management Office
TMP Technical Management Plan
TMR Technical Monitor Report
TP Training Program
TSI Technology Systems Inc. (Subcontractor)
TSS Telecommunications Standards Sector
UAA Undeliverable As Addressed
USPS U.S. Postal Service
VAC Variance at Completion
VCRM Verification Compliance Requirements Matrix
WBS Work Breakdown Structure
WMS Workflow Management System

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Acquisition Division

Created: 12/6/2001
Last Revised: November 02, 2011