Acronym

Definition

1OS

First Offset Strategy

2OS

Second Offset Strategy

3G

Third Generation

3OS

Third Offset Strategy

4G

Fourth Generation

5G

Fifth Generation

A2/AD

Anti-Access/Area Denial

A2C2

Army Airspace Command and Control

AAGS

Army Air Ground System

AAJTS

Advanced ANG JTAC Training Simulator

AATC

Air National Guard/Air Force Test Center

ACC

Air Combat Command

ACO

Airspace Control Order

ADCON

Administrative Control

ADLS

Advanced Distributed Learning Service

ADPE

Automated Data Processing Equipment

AETC

Air Education and Training Command

AFAPD

Air Force Applications Program Development

AFATDS

Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System

AFB

Air Force Base

AFCDC

Air Force Combat Dive Course

AFCENT

Air Forces Central Command

AFF

Air Force Form

AFGSC

Air Force Global Strike Command

AFI

Air Force Instruction

AFLCMC

Air Force Lifecycle Management Center

AFMAN

Air Force Manual

AFMC

Air Force Material Command

AFPC

Air Force Personnel Center

AFRICOM

Africa Command (also US Africa Command)

AFRL

Air Force Research Lab

AFSC

Air Force Specialty Code

AFSOC

Air Force Special Operations Command

AFSPECWAR

Air Force Special Warfare

AGM

Air-to-Ground Missile

AGM

Attack Guidance Matrix

AGOW

Air Ground Operations Wing

AI

Air Interdiction

AI

Artificial Intelligence

ALSA

Air Land Sea Application

ALO

Air Liaison Officer

ALO-I

Air Liaison Officer - Instructor

ALO-W

Air Liaison Officer - Weapons Officer

AM

Amplitude Modulation

AMC

Air Mobility Command

AMDWS

Air and Missile Defense Workstation

AMLO

Air Mobility Liaison Officer

AMO

Air/Marine Operations

AN

Army / Navy

ANG

Air National Guard

ANW2

Adaptive Network Wideband Waveform

AO

Area of Operations

AOC

Air Operations Center. See also: CAOC.

AODB

Air Operations Database

AOR

Area of Responsibility

APASS

Android Precision Assault Strike Suite

APC

Armored Personnel Carrier

API

Application Programming Interface

APT

Advanced Persistent Threat

AR

Aerial Refueling

AR

Augmented Reality

ARCNet

Air Reserve Component Network

ARMS

Aviation Resource Management System

ARPANET

Advanced Research Projects Agency Network

ARSOC

Army Special Operations Command

ASC

Allowance Standard Code

ASCCE

Air, Space, and Cyber Constructive Environment

ASCCE-C2SI

Air, Space, and Cyber Constructive Environment - Command and Control Systems Interface

ASCCE-IOS

Air, Space, and Cyber Constructive Environment - Information Operations Simulation

ASM

Airspace Manager

ASO

Alien Smuggling Organization

ASOC

Air Support Operations Center

ASOG

Air Support Operations Group

ASOS

Air Support Operations Squadron

AT&L

Acquisition, Technology & Logistics

ATACMS

Army Tactical Missile System

ATAK

Android Tactical Assault Kit

ATC

Air Traffic Control

ATC

Authority to Connect

ATN

Army Tactical Network

ATO

Air Tasking Order

ATO

Authority to Operate

ATOM

Air Tasking Order Manager

ATP

Advanced Targeting Pod

AWACS

Airborne Warning and Control System

AWS

Amazon Web Services

AWSIM

Air Warfare Simulation

BA

Battlefield Airman

BAO

Battlefield Airman Office

BASIP

Battlefield Airmen Skills Incentive Pay

BBS

Bulletin Board System

BCD

Battlefield Coordination Detachment

BCT

Brigade Combat Team

BDA

Battlefield Damage Assessment

BDN

Blue Dot Network

BE

Bandwidth Efficient

BLOS

Beyond Line of Sight

BMC

Basic Mission Capable

BMT

Basic Military Training

BP

British Petroleum

BRI

Belt and Road Initiative

BVR

Beyond Visual Range

C2

Command & Control

C2AO

Command & Control Approval Authority

C2AOS

Command and Control Air Operations System

C2IS

Command and Control Information System

CA/CRL

Custodian Authorization/Custodian Receipt Listing

CAC

Common Access Card

CAF

Combat Air Forces

CALCM

Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile

CAM

Centralized Asset Management

CAOC

Combined Air Operations Center

CAP

Combat Air Patrol

CAS

Close Air Support

CASEVAC

Casualty Evacuation

CASS

Close Air Support System

CBA

Capabilities Based Assessment

CBP

Customs and Border Patrol

CBT

Computer Based Training

CCB

Configuration Control Board

CCE

Common Computing Environment

CCP

Chinese Communist Party

CCT

Combat Control Team

CD

Capabilities Drop

CDAR

Classified Data at Rest

CDD

Capabilities Development Document

CDE

Collateral Damage Estimation

CDG

Cártel del Golfo (translated: Gulf Cartel)

CDL

Common Datalink

CDN

Cártel del Noreste (translated: Cartel of the Northeast)

CDO

Contested/Degraded Operations

CDR

Critical Design Review

CDRL

Contracted Data Requirements List

CENTCOM

Central Command (also: US Central Command)

CERDEC

Communications/Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center

CERF

Cyberspace Effects Request Form

CFACC

Combined Forces Air Component Commander

CFETP

Career Field Education and Training Plan

CFIUS

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

CFL

Coordinated Fire Line

CFM

Career Field Manager

CIA

Central Intelligence Agency

CJNG

Cártel Jalisco Neuvo Generación (translated: Jalisco New Generation Cartel)

CJOC

Combined Joint Operations Center

CJSOTF

Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force

CMR

Combat Mission Ready

CMS

Content Management System

CNG

Compressed Natural Gas

CNR

Combat Net Radio

COA

Course of Action

COD

Combat Operations Division

COF

Concept of Fires

COG

Center of Gravity

COIN

Counter Insurgency

COMSEC

Communications Security

CONOP

Concept of Operations

COP

Common Operating Picture

CoT

Cursor on Target

COTS

Commercial Off The Shelf

COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (also known as the severe acute respiratory syndrome - coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2))

CPD

Combat Plans Division

CPFH

Cost Per Flight Hour

CR

Continuing Resolution

CRC

Combat Reporting Center

CRF

Controller Read File

CRM

Comment Resolution Matrix

CRM

Customer Relationship Management

CRO

Combat Rescue Officer

CSAF

Chief of Staff of the Air Force

CSfC

Commercial Solutions for Classified

CSO

Commercial Solutions Opening

CSS

Commander’s Support Staff

CT

Cipher Text

CT

Contractor Test

CT

Counter Terrorism

CT

Currency (or Continuation) Training

CTOC

Counter Transnational Organized Crime

CTS

Combat Training Squadron

CVE

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures

CYBERCOM

Cyber Command (als US Cyber Command)

DA

Department of the Army

DACAS

Digitally Aided Close Air Support

DAF

Department of the Air Force

DAFS

Digitally Aided Fire Support

DAGR

Defense Advanced GPS Receiver

DARPA

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DASS

Digital Air Strike Suite

DCA

Defensive Counter-Air

DCCC

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

DCGS

Distributed Common Ground System

DCiDE

DPSS Collateral Damage Estimation

DCM

Deputy Charge of Mission

DDoS

Distributed Denial of Service

DDS

Data Distribution Service

DDS

Defense Digital Service

DEA

Drug Enforcement Agency

DEAMS

Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System

DEPIDS

Deployment Indicators

DevOps

Developmental Operations

DEWS

Digital Electronic Warfare System

DF

Direction Finding

DFARS

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

DHS

Department of Homeland Security

DI2E

Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise

DIAB

Defense Innovation Advisory Board

DIB

Defense Industrial Base

DIME

Diplomatic, Information, Military and Economic

DIU

Defense Innovation Unit (formerly Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx))

DJIA

Dow Jones Industrial Average

DLO

Desired Learning Objectives

DLP

Datalink Processor

DMOC

Distributed Mission Operations Center

DMON

Distributed Mission Operations Network

DNC

Democratic National Committee

DNS

Domain Name System

DO

Director of Operations

DOC

Designed Operational Capability

DoD

Department of Defense

DoDI

Department of Defense Instruction

DoJ

Department of Justice

DoS

Denial of Service

DoS

Department of State

DOTmLPF-P

Doctrine, Organization, Training, material, Leadership, Personnel, Facilities and Policy

DPPDB

Digital Point Precision Database

DPSS

Digital Precision Strike Suite

DRRS

Defense Readiness Reporting System

DSD

Deputy Secretary of Defense

DSN

Defense Switched Network

DT

Developmental Testing

DTC

Distributed Training Center

DTED

Digital Terrain Elevation Data

DTIC

Defense Technical Information Center

DTO

Drug Trafficking Organization

DTOC

Distributed Training Operations Center

EBALO

Enlisted Battalion Air Liaison Officer

ECCM

Electronic Counter Countermeasures

ECM

Electronic Countermeasures

ECP

Engineering Change Proposals

ECSS

Expeditionary Combat Support System

ECT

Enhanced Corps TACP

EEPROM

Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory

EEZ

Exclusive Economic Zone

EFB

Electronic Flight Bag

EFP

Explosively Formed Projectile

ELINT

Electronics Intelligence

EM

Electromagnetic

EMP

Electromagnetic Pulse

ESC

Executive Steering Committee

EU

European Union

EUCOM

European Command (also US European Command)

EUD

End-User Device

EW

Electronic Warfare

EXI

Efficient XML Interchange

FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

FAAO

Federal Aviation Administration Order

FAC

Forward Air Controller

FAR

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FBCB2

Force XXI Battle Command Brigade & Below

FBI

Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBIS

Foreign Broadcast Information Service

FDA

Food & Drug Administration

FDE

Force Development Evaluation

FEURY

FMV Extension Unified Relay

FFRDC

Federally Funded Research and Development Centers

FID

Foreign Internal Defense

FIP

Force Improvement Program

FLIR

Forward Looking Infrared

FLTS

Flight Test Squadron

FM

Field Manual

FM

Financial Manager

FM

Frequency Modulation

FMB

Financial Management and Comptroller - Budgeting

FMF

Financial Management and Comptroller - Financial Operations

FMS

Foreign Military Sales

FMV

Full-Motion Video

FOB

Forward Operating Base

FOIA

Freedom of Information Act

FORSCOM

Forces Command (US Army)

FoS

Family of Systems

FOUO

For Official Use Only

FOV

Field of View

FRIES

Fast-rope Insertion/Extraction System

FS

Fire Support

FSB

Federal'naya sluzhba bezopasnosti Rossiyskoy Federatsii (translated: Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation)

FSCL

Fire Support Coordination Line

FSCOORD

Fire Support Coordinator

FSE

Fire Support Element

FTU

Formal Training Unit

FY

Fiscal Year

FYDP

Future Years Development Plan

GA

Guardian Angel

GAO

Government Accountability Office

GBU

Guided Bomb Unit

GC

Ground Commander

GCCS

Global Command and Control System

GCCS-A

Global Command and Control System - Army

GCCS-J

Global Command and Control System - Joint

GDIT

General Dynamics Information Technology

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GIF

Graphics Interchange Format

GLO

Ground Liaison Officer

GOTS

Government off the Shelf

GPA

Global Precision Attack

GPB

Google Protocol Buffers

GPR

Government Purpose Rights

GPS

Global Position System

GRC

Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

GRF

Global Response Force

gRPC

Google Remote Procedure Call

GRU

Glavnoye razvedyvatel'noye upravleniye (Translated: Main Intelligence Directorate)

GSA

General Services Administration

GWOT

Global War on Terrorism

HAF

Headquarters, Air Force

HF

High-Frequency

HIDTA

High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

HIMARS

High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System

HLZ

Helicopter Landing Zone

HMMWV

High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle

HQ

Headquarters

HSI

Homeland Security Inestigations

HTML

Hypertext Markup Language

HTTP

Hypertext Transport Protocol

HUD

Heads-Up Display

HUMINT

Human Intelligence

HVT

High-Value Target

I/O

Input/Output

I2P

Invisible Internet Project

IA

Information Assurance

IADS

Integrated Air Defense System

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

IATT

Interim Authority to Test

IC

Interdiction Controller

ICD

Initial Capabilities Document

ICE

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

ICMP

Internet Control Message Protocol

IDE

Integrated Development Environment

IDF

Indirect Fire

IDL

Interface Description (or Definition) Language

IDM

Improved Data Modem

IDO/T

Intelligence Duty Officer/Technician

IED

Improvised Explosive Device

IER

Information Exchange Requirements

IG

Inspector General

IMF

International Monetary Fund

IMT

Information Management Tool

INDO-PACOM

Indo-Pacific Command (also US Indo-Pacific Command)

INF

Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces

IoT

Internet of Things

IP

Initial Point

IP

Intellectual Property

IP

Internet Protocol

IPOE

Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment

IQT

Initial Qualification Training

IR

Infrared

IRA

Internet Research Agency

IRA

Irish Republican Army

IRGC

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

IS

Information System

ISIS

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

ISR

Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance

ISS

International Space Station

IT

Information Technology

ITU

International Telecommunications Union

IW

Irregular Warfare

IZLID

Infrared Zoom Laser Illuminator/Designator

JADOCS

Joint Automated Deep Operations Coordination System

JAGIC

Joint Air/Ground Integration Center

JARN

Joint Air Request Network

JARNO

Joint Air Request Network Operator

JATOP

Joint Air Task Order Process

JCAS

Joint Close Air Support

JCIDS

Joint Capabilities Integration Development System

JCPOA

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

JDAM

Joint Direct Attack Munition

JDAT

Joint Deployable Analysis Team

JEC

Joint Effects Cell

JFACC

Joint Forces Air Component Commander

JFC

Joint Forces Commander

JFLCC

Joint Forces Land Component Commander

JFO

Joint Forward Observer

JFS

Joint Fire Support

JICO

Joint Interface Control Officer

JIPTL

Joint Integrated Prioritized Targeting List

JIT

Just-in-Time

JITC

Joint Interoperability Certification

JLTV

Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

JLVCF

Joint Live/Virtual/Constructive Federation

JM

Jump Master

JMEM

Joint Munitions Effects Matrix

JMTC

Joint Multinational Training Center

JOA

Joint Operational Access

JOAX

Joint Operational Access Exercise

JOC

Joint Operations Center

JPRA

Joint Personnel Recovery Agency

JREAP

Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol

JROC

Joint Requirements Oversite Council

JRTC

Joint Readiness Training Center

JS

Javascript

JSOAC

Joint Special Operations Air Component

JSOC

Joint Special Operations Command

JSON

Javascript Object Notation

JSOTF

Joint Special Operations Task Force

JTAC

Joint Terminal Attack Controller

JTAC-E

Joint Terminal Attack Controller Evaluator (formerly JTAC-SEE)

JTAC-I

Joint Terminal Attack Controller Instructor

JTAC-M

Joint Terminal Attack Controller - Mobile

JTAC-W

Joint Terminal Attack Controller Weapons Instructor

JTAGSS

Joint Theater Air to Ground Simulation System

JTAR

Joint Tactical Air Request (also referred to as an Air Support Request (ASR) or a Joint Tactical Air Support Request (JTASR))

JTC-TRS

Joint Terminal Control Training and Rehearsal System

JTEN

Joint Training and Experimentation Network

JTF

Joint Task Force

JWICS

Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System

KDP

Partiya Demokrat a Kurdistanê (translated: Democratic Party of Kurdistan)

KGB

Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (translated: Committee for State Security)

KLV

Key-Length-Value

KPP

Key Performance Parameter

KREL

Kessel Run Experimentation Lab

KSA

Key System Attribute

LBP

Little Bands of Paratroopers

LIC

Low-Intensity Conflict

LNG

Liquefied Natural Gas

LNO

Liaison Officer

LO

Low-Observable

LOAC

Law of Armed Conflict

LOB

Line of Bearing

LOGDET

Logistics Detail

LOGFOR

Logistics Force Packaging Subsystem

LOGMOD

Logistics Module

LOS

Line of Sight

LP

Line Pair

LPD

Low-Probability of Detection

LPI

Low-Probability of Intercept

LRF

Laser Range Finder

LRRS

Long Range Reconnaissance/Surveillance

LTD

Laser Target Designator

LVC

Live/Virtual/Constructive

MAAP

Master Air Attack Plan

MAD

Mutually Assured Destruction

MAF

Mobility Air Forces

MAJCOM

Major Command

MANET

Mobile Ad-hoc Network

MANFOR

Manpower Force Packaging System

MASINT

Measurement and Signature Intelligence

MC3

Maneuver Captain’s Career Course

MCO

Major Combat Operations

MCPP

Marine Corps Planning Process

MCS

Mobile Communications System

MD

Multi-Domain

MDC2

Multi-Domain Command & Control

MDCOA

Most Dangerous Course of (enemy) Action

MDMP

Military Decision Making Process

MDS

Mission Design Series

MEDEVAC

Medical Evacuation

MEFPAK

Manpower and Equipment Force Packaging

MET

Mission Essential Task

METL

Mission Essential Task List

MFF

Military Freefall

MFP

Master Force Plan

MGUE

Military GPS User Equipment

MI5

Military Intelligence, Section 5 (also "Security Service")

MI6

Military Intelligence, Section 6 (also "SIS - Secret Intelligence Service")

MIC

Military Industrial Complex

MIDS

Multifunctional Information Distribution System

MilPDS

Military Personnel Data System

MIL-STD

Military Standard

MINIMP

Minimum Implementation

MIPR

Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request

mJECL

Mobile Joint Effects Coordination Link

MLCOA

Most Likely Course of (enemy) Action

MOA

Memorandum of Agreement

MOA

Military Operations Area

MOA

Minutes of Angle

MOJO

Move-Out Jump-Off

MOPP

Mission Oriented Protective Posture

MOSA

Modular Open Systems Approach

MQF

Master Question File

MQT

Mission Qualification Training

MRAP

Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected

MS

Milestone

MSC

Mobile Surveillance Capability

MSCT

Multi-Source Correlator Tracker

MSF

Metasploit Framework

MSVAR

Multispectral Vision & Augmented Reality

MTS

Marine Tactical System

MTT

Mobile Training Team

MUOS

Mobile User Objective System

MVP

Minimum Viable Product

NAF

Non-Appropriated Funds

NAF

Numbered Air Force

NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement

NASA

National Air and Space Administration

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NAWCWD

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division

NCO

Non-Commissioned Officer

NCOIC

Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge

NCSC

National Counterintelligence and Security Center

NDA

Non-Disclosure Agreement

NDAA

National Defense Authorization Act

NDS

National Defense Strategy

NDSTC

Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center

NETD

Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference

Net-T

Network-Tactical

NEW

Network Enabled Weapon

NGA

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NGB

National Guard Bureau

NGC2

Next-Generation Command and Control

NIEM

National Information Exchange Model

NIR

Near Infrared

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NKVD

Naródnyiy Komissariát Vnútrennikh Del (translated: People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs)

NORTHCOM

Northern Command (also US Northern Command)

NOTAM

Notice to Airmen

NPF

Network Planning Facility

NRO

National Reconnaissance Office

NSA

National Security Agency

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSF

New Syrian Forces

NSL

No-Strike List

NSN

National Stock Number

NSW

Naval Special Warfare

NTC

National Training Center

NTISR

Non-Traditional ISR

NVG

Night Vision Goggle

O&M

Operations and Maintenance

OBOR

One Belt, One Road

OCA

Offensive Counter-Air

OCT

Observer/Controller/Trainer

OD

Optical Density

ODA

Operational Detachment - Alpha

ODB

Operational Detachment - Bravo

ODC

Operational Detachment - Charlie

OFDM

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing

OFO

Office of Field Operations

OFP

Operational Flight Program

OIDTACP

Optimized Information Display for Tactical Air Control Party

OJT

On-the-Job Training

ONI

Office of Naval Intelligence

OODA

Observe, Orient, Decide and Act

OP

Observation Position

OPCON

Operational Control

OPEC

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

OPFOR

Opposition Forces

OPORD

Operations Order

OPR

Office of Primary Responsibility

OPSEC

Operational Security

OS

Operating System

OSD

Office of the Secretary of Defense

OSI

Open Systems Interconnect

OSS

Office of Strategic Studies

OSS

Operational Support Squadron

OT

Operational Test

OT&E

Operational Test & Evaluation

OTA

Other Transactional Agreement

OTH

Over the Horizon

OTM

Operational Training Manager

OTM

Other Than Mexicans

OTW

Outside the Wire

OUE

Operational Utility Evaluation

PaaS

Platform as a Service

PACAF

Pacific Air Forces

PAD

Program Action Directive

PCAS

Persistent Close Air Support

PDF

Portable Document Format

PDR

Preliminary Design Review

PE

Program Element

PEITSS

Platform Engineering and Integration for Tactical and Strategic Systems

PEM

Program Element Monitor

PEO

Program Executive Office or Officer

PEX

Patriot Excalibur

PFC

Protected Forward Communications

PID

Positive Identification

PIF

Parachutist’s Information File

PJ

Pararescue Jumper

PK

Probability of Kill

PKK

Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê (translated: Kurdistan Workers' Party)

PLA

People’s Liberation Army

PLO

Palestinian Liberation Organization

PLRF

Pocket Laser Range Finder

PM

Prime Minister

PM

Program Manager

PMC

Private Military Contractor

PMR

Program Management Review

PNT

Position, Navigation & Timing

POM

Program Objective Memoranda

POR

Program of Record

PPLI

Precise Participant Location and Identification

PPP

Purchasing Power Parity

PPPM

Personnel Parachute Program Manager

PQC

Post Quantum Cryptography

PR

Personnel Recovery

PRC

Portable, Radio, Communication

PSN

Portable, Special Navigation

PSS-SOF

Precision Strike Suite for Special Operations Forces

PT

Physical Training

PT

Plain Text

PTT

Push to Talk

QC

Qualification Course

QE

Quantitative Easing

R&D

Research and Development

Radar

Radio Detection and Ranging

RAP

Ready Aircrew Program

RBCI

Radio-Based Combat Identification

RBSA

Radio-Based Situational Awareness

RCS

Radar Cross Section

RDB

Relational Database

RDP

Requirements Definition Package

RDT&E

Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation

RED

Risk Estimate Distance

RF

Radio Frequency

RFL

Restrictive Fire Line

RJP

Ready JTAC Program

RMF

Risk Management Framework

ROE

Rules of Engagement

ROI

Return on Investment

ROMAD

Radio Operator, Maintainer, and Driver or Reconnaissance, Observe, Mark and Destroy

ROVER

Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receiver

RPA

Remotely Piloted Aircraft

RQS

Rescue Squadron

RSR

Remote Secure Receiver

RT

Regression Testing

RT

Russia Today

RTL

Restricted Target List

RTM

Ready Tasking Message

RWG

Requirements Working Group

SA

Situational Awareness

SAASM

Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module

SAC

Strategic Air Command

SAD

Senior Air Director

SADL

Situational Awareness Datalink

SAF

Secretary of the Air Force

SAM

Surface to Air Missile

SAR

Synthetic Aperture Radar

SARS

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

SASC

Senate Armed Services Committee

SASC

Senior ALO Skills Course

SATURN

Second-generation Anti-jam Tactical UHF Radio for NATO

SBIR

Small Business Innovation Research

SCADA

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

SCAR

Strike Coordination and Reconnaissance

SCI

SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTALIZED INFORMATION

SCL

Standard Conventional Load

SCO

Strategic Capabilities Office

SCUBA

Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

SDB

Small Diameter Bomb

SDF

Syrian Democratic Forces

SDK

Software Development Kit

SDLC

Software Development Lifecycle

SEB

Standards & Evaluations Board

SEC

Securities and Exchange Commission

SEE

Standards & Evaluations Examiner

SEI

Special Experience Identifier

SERE

Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape

SES

Senior Executive Service

SF

Security Forces

SF

Special Forces

SIGINT

Signals Intelligence

SIPRNet

Secret Internet Protocol Network

SIR

Soldier ISR Receiver

SIS

Secret Intelligence Service (also "MI-6 - Military Intelligence, Section 6")

SME

Subject Matter Expert

SNCO

Senior Non-Commissioned Officer

SO

Special Operations

SOCOM

Special Operations Command (also US Special Operations Command)

SOF

Special Operations Forces

SOMPE

Special Operations Mission Planning Environment

SOP

Standard Operating Procedures

SORTS

Status of Resources and Training System

SOTAC

Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller

SOUTHCOM

Southern Command (also US Southern Command)

SOTR

Sufficiency of Test Review

SOW

Special Operations Wing

SOW

Statement of Work

SPECWAR

Special Warfare

SPI

Sensor Point of Interest

SPIES

Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction System

SPO

System Program Office

SQL

Structured Query Language

SRD

Systems Requirement Document

SRW

Soldier Radio Waveform

SSE

Sensitive Site Exploitation

SSgt

Staff Sergeant

SSM

Surface-to-surface Missile

ST

Special Tactics

STG

Special Tactics Group

STIG

Security Technical Implementation Guide

STO

Special Tactics Officer

STO

Strategic Technology Office

STOC

Special Tactics Operations Center

STRATCOM

Strategic Command (also US Strategic Command)

STS

Special Tactics Squadron

STS

Specialty Training Standard

SUAS

Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

SW

Special Warfare

SWAP

Size, Weight and Power

SWIR

Shortwave Infrared

SWO

Special Warfare Officer

SWO-W

Special Warfare Officer - Weapons Officer

SWSPO

Special Warfare System Program Office

SWTS

Special Warfare Training Squadron

SWTW

Special Warfare Training Wing

TACON

Tactical Control

TACP

Tactical Air Control Party

TACP-M

Tactical Air Control Party Modernization

Tac-ROVER-E

Tactical ROVER—Encrypted

TACS

Theatre Air Control System

TACTICS

Theater Air Control Training Information Computer System

TAD

Tactical Air Direction

TAIS

Tactical Airspace Integration System

TAK

Tactical Assault Kit

TAO

Tailored Access Operations

TBD

To Be Determined

TBMCS

Theatre Battle Management Core System

TCO

Transnational Criminal Organization (also "TOC - Transnational Organized Crime" and "TNCO - Transnational Criminal Organization")

TCP

Transmission Control Protocol

TDMA

Time Division Multiple Access

TDY

Temporary Duty

TED

Technology, Entertainment & Design

TES

Test & Evaluation Squadron

TF

Task Force

TFR

Total Fertility Rate

TGO

Terminal Guidance Operations

THSv2

Target Handoff System, version 2

TIC

Troops in Contact

TLAM

Tomahawk Land-Attack Missile

TNCO

Transnational Criminal Organizations (also "TOC - Transnational Organized Crime" and "TCO - Transnational Criminal Organization")

TNRe

Tactical Network ROVER—Encrypted

TO

Targeting Officer

TO

Technical Order

TOC

Tactical Operations Center

TOC

Transnational Organized Crime (also TNCO - Transnational Criminal Organization")

Tor

The Onion Router

TOT

Time on Target

TPR

Test Problem Report

TRANSCOM

Transportation Command (also US Transportation Command)

TRL

Technology Readiness Level

TRS

Training Squadron

TS

Test Squadron

TS

TOP SECRET

TSgt

Technical Sergeant

TSM

Tactical Scalable MANET

TSS

Target Selection Standards

TTG

TACP Transportable Gateway

TTP

Tactics, Techniques and Procedures

UAS

Unmanned Aerial System

UAV

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

UCC

Unified Combatant Command

UDP

User Datagram Protocol

UGT

Upgrade Training

UHF

Ultra High Frequency

UJTL

Universal Joint Task List

UK

United Kingdom

UN

United Nations

UNSC

United Nations Security Council

UNSCR

United Nations Security Council Resolution

UOE

Unity of Effort

URN

Unit Reference Number

USA

United States Army

USAF

United States Air Force

USAFE

United States Air Forces, Europe

USAJFKSWCS

United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School

USB

Universal Serial Bus

USBP

United States Border Patrol

USD

Under Secretary of Defense

USD

United States Dollar

USMC

United States Marine Corps

USMCA

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (sometimes referred to as "NAFTA 2.0")

USMTF

United States Message Text Format

USN

United States Navy

USSR

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

UTC

Unit Type Code

UTM

Unit Training Manager

UX

User Experience

VBA

Visual Basic for Applications

VC

Venture Capital

VCS

Vehicle Communications System

VDL

Video Downlink Receiver

VHF

Very High Frequency

VMF

Variable Message Format

VOIP

Voice Over IP

VPN

Virtual Private Network

WADA

World Anti-Doping Agency

WARP

Web Air Request Processor

WepTac

Weapons & Tactics

WG

Working Group

WIC

Weapons Instructor Course

WinTAK

Windows Tactical Assault Kit

WMD

Weapons of Mass Destruction

WPS

Weapons Squadron

WSDL

Web Service Definition Language

WSO

Weapons System Officer

WST

Weapons System Team

WTI

Weapons & Tactics Instructor

WTO

World Trade Organization

XML

Extensible Markup Language

XO

Executive Officer

XP

Extreme Programming

YPG

Yekîneyên Parastina Gel (translated: People’s Protection Units)