Acronym Help

AAAM Air-to-Air Missile

ABCCC Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center

ACM Air Combat Maneuvering

ADS Authoritative Data Source

AETC Air Education and Training Command

AEW Airborne Early Warning

AF CEITB Air Force Consolidated Enterprise Information Technology Baseline

AF ESD Air Force Enterprise Service Desk

AFB Air Force Base

AFCAP Air Force Certification and Accreditation Program

AFCYBER Air Force Cyber Command

AFECMO Air Force Enterprise Configuration Management Office

AFFOR Air Force Forces

AF GIG Air Force-Global Information Grid

AFI Air Force Instruction

AFIN Air Force Information Networks

AFMAN Air Force Manual

AFMC Air Force Material Command

AFNET Air Force Network

AFNIC Air Force Network Integration Center

AFPD Air Force Policy Directive

AFR Air Force Reserves

AFSOC Air Force Special Operations Command

AFSPC Air Force Space Command

AGM Air-to-Ground Missile

AI Artificial Intelligence

AIRCOM Air Communications

AIS Automated Information Systems

ALCM Air-Launched Cruise Missile

AMC Air Mobility Command

AMRAAM Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile

ANG Air National Guard

AO Authorizing Official (previously known as DAA)

AOC Air Operation Center

APC Area Processing Center

APOBS Anti Personnel Obstacle Breaching System

ARM Anti-Radiation Missile

ASARS Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System

AShM Anti-Ship Missile

ASI Authorized Service Interruptions

ASM Air-to-Surface Missile

ASRAAM Advanced Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile

ASW Anti-Submarine Warfare

ATGM Anti-Tank Guided Missile

ATM Anti-Tank Missile

ATO Air Tasking Order

AWACS Airborne Warning And Control System

BVR Beyond Visual Range

C&A Certification and Accreditation

C2 Command and Control

C2W Command and Control Warfare

C3I Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence

C3I&N Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks

CAF Canadian Armed Forces

CAG Commander, Carrier Air Wing

CAP Combat Air Patrol

CAS Close Air Support

CASEVAC Casualty Evacuation

CBU Cluster Bomb Unit

CCB Configuration Control Board

CCMD Combatant Command

CDC Core Data Center

CEIG Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group

CEM Combined Effects Munition

CFACC Combined Forces Air Component Comander

CFLCC Combined Ground Force Land Component Commander

CFL Core Function Lead

CFP Communications Focal Point

CI Counter Intelligence

CIO Chief Information Officer

CIPS Cyberspace Infrastructure Planning System

CIS Commonwealth of Independent States

C-NAF Component Number Air Force

CND Computer Network Defense

COI Community of Interest

COIN Counter-Insurgency

COMINT Communications Intelligence

CONOPS Concepts of Operations

CONUS Continental United States

COOP Continuity of Operations Plan

COTS Commercial of the Shelf

CRT Cathode Ray Tube

CSAF Chief of Staff of the Air Force

CSI Cyber Systems Integrator

CTOL Conventional Take-Off and Landing

DAA Designated Accrediting Authority (now referred to as AO)

DaaS Data-as-a-Service

DCO Defensive Cyberspace Operations

DESMF Defense Enterprise Service Management Framework

DIL Disconnected, Intermittent, Limited

DIMA Defense Intelligence Mission Area

DISA Defense Information Systems Agency

DLIR Downward-Looking Infra-Red

DMZ Demilitarized Zone

DNI Director of National Intelligence

DNS Domain Name Service

DoDD Department of Defense Directive

DoD Department of Defense

DoDI Department of Defense Instruction

DoDIN Department of Defense Information Networks

DOTMLPF Doctrine, Organization, Training, Material, Leadership & Education, Personnel & Facilities

DRU Direct Reporting Unit

DSCA Defense Security Cooperation Agency

DSCC Defense Server Core Configuration

EA Enterprise Architecture

EAP Experimental Aircraft Program

ECCM Electronic Counter-Counter Measures

ECM Electronic Counter Measures

ECR Electronic Combat Reconnaissance

ECSB Enterprise Cloud Service Broker

EFIS Electronic Flight Instrumentation System

EITSM Enterprise Information Technology Service Manager

ELINT Electronic Intelligence

EO Electro-Optical

EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal

ESB Enterprise Service Bus

ESD Enterprise Service Desk

ESI Enterprise Software Initiative

ESM Electronic Surveillance Measures

ESSS External Stores Support System

ESU Enterprise Services Unit

EW Electronic Warfare

FAA Fleet Air Arm

FAC Forward Air Control

FBW Fly-By-Wire

FCS Flight Control System

FLIR Forward-Looking Infra-Red

FLM Focused Lethality Munition

FMF Foreign Military Funding

FMRAAM Future Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile

FMS Flight Management System

FMS Foreign Military Sales

FOA Field Operating Agency

FSA Functional System Administrator

GIG Global Information Grid

GPS Global Positioning System

GSU Geographically Separated Unit

HARM High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile

HDD Head-Down Display

HDU Hose-Drum Unit

HMMWV High-Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle

HOTAS Hands On Throttle and Stick

HQ Headquarters

HUD Head-Up Display

HUMINT Human Intelligence

IaaS Infrastructure-as-a Service

IAF Indian Air Force

IAF Israeli Air Force

IA Information Assurance

IAVA Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert

IAVB Information Assurance Vulnerability Bulletin

IAVM Information Assurance Vulnerability Management

IbC Internet-based Capabilities

IB Implementation Baseline

IC Intelligence Community

IDF Israeli Defense Force

IED Improvised Explosive Device

IFF Identification, Friend or Foe

IFR In-Flight Refueling

IIR Imaging Infra-Red

ILCM Integrated Life Cycle Management

IMDS Integrated Maintenance Data System

INAA Internal Navigation and Attack

INAS Indian Naval Air Station

INFOCON Information Condition

I-NOSC Integrated Network Operations and Security Center

INS Inertial Navigation System

IOC Initial Operating Capability

IP Internet Protocol

IPN Installation Processing Node

IR Infra-Red

IRAD Independent Research and Development

IRADS Infra-Red Acquisition and Designation System

IRIAF Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force

IRST Infra-Red Search and Track

ISAR Imaging Synthetic Aperture Radar

IS Information Systems

ISN Installation Services Node

ITGEB IT Governance Executive Board

ITIL Information Technology Infrastructure Library

IT Information Technology

ITS Information Transport System

ITSM Information Technology Service Management

JASDF Japan Air Self-Defense Air Force

JASSM Joint Air-to-Surface Stand-off Missile

JDAM Joint Directed Air Munition

JFACC Joint Force Air Component Commander

JGSDF Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

JIE Joint Information Environment

JMSDF Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

JOSTF Joint Special Operations Task Force

JSF Joint Strike Fighter

JSOW Joint Stand-Off Weapon

J-STARS Joint Surveillance Target Attack

JTAC Joint Terminal Attack Controller

JTF Joint Task Force

JTIDS Joint Tactical Information

KO Knowledge Operations

LANTIRN Low-Altitude, Navigation & Targeting by Infra-Red at Night

LASTE Low-Altitude Safety and Targeting

LCD Liquid Crystal Display

LERX Leading-Edge Root Extensions

LGB Laser-Guided Bomb

LLAMPS Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System

LLLTV Low-Light-Level Television

LOCAAS Low-Cost Anti-Armor Sub Munitions

LOROP Long-Range Oblique Photography

M/ACCC MAJCOM/Air Force Forces Command Coordination Center

MAD Magnetic Anomaly Detection

MAJCOM Major Command

MAARS Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System

MFD Multi-Function Display

MFUA Mission/Functional Unique Applications

MLU Mid-Life Update

MOA Memorandum of Agreement

MOU Memorandum of Understanding

MPA Military Personnel Appropriation

MPTO Methods and Procedures Technical Order

MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle

MSIP Multi-Stage Improvement

MTOW Maximum Take-Off Weight

MWR Morale, Welfare, and Recreation

NACES Naval Aircrew Common Ejection

NAFIS Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentalities

NAF Numbered Air Force

NAS Naval Air Station

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NBC Nuclear, Biological, Chemical

NetD Network Defense

NetOps Network Operations

NIPRNET Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router Network

NM Network Management

NOE Nap Of the Earth

NOS Network Operations Squadron

NOTAR No Tail Rotor

NS Name Server

NSS National Security System

NVG Night Vision Goggles

OCU Operational Capability Upgrade

OCU Operational Conversion Unit

OLA Operational Level Agreement

OPR Office of Primary Responsibility

OTH Over The Horizon

PaaS Platform-as-a-Service

PAO Public Affairs Officer

PA Public Affairs

PBNM Policy Based Network Management

PDLC Day/night (TV/thermal imaging) laser-designation pod

PEO Program Executive Office

PGM Precision-Guided Munitions

PLA People’s Liberation Army

PLAAF People’s Liberation Army Air Force

PLANAF People’s Liberation Army Naval Air Force

PLSS Precision Location Strike System

PMO Program Management Office

QoL Quality of Life

QoS Quality of Service

RAF Royal Air Force

RAM Radar Absorbent Material

RDS Records Disposition Schedule

RHAW Radar Homing And Warning

RMAF Royal Malaysian Air Force

RNS Russian Naval Ship

RPV Remotely Piloted Vehicle

RS Reconnaissance Squadron

RWR Radar Warning Receiver

SA Situation Awareness

SAC Strategic Air Command

SAF Secretary of the Air Force

SALT Strategic Arms Limitation Talks

SAM Surface-to-Air Missile

SAP Special Access Program

SAR Search and Rescue

SARH Semi-Active Radar Homing

SATCOM Satellite Communications

SCCM Systems Center Configuration Manager

SCI Sensitive Compartmented Information

SDB Small Diameter Bomb

SDC Standard Desktop Configuration

SDDP Service Development and Delivery Processes

SEAD Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses

SECAF Secretary of the Air Force

SIGINT Signals Intelligence

SINE Single Integrated Network Environment

SIPRNET SECRET Internet Protocol Router Network

SLAM Stand-off Land Attack Missile

SLAM-ER Stand-off Land Attack Missile-Extended Range

SLAR Side-Looking Airborne Radar

SLA Service Level Agreement

SMD Stand-off Munitions Dispenser

SOA Special Operations Aviation

SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol

SOA Service Oriented Architecture

SOM Stand-Off Munitions

SPO System Program Office

SPPN Special Purpose Processing Node

SRAM Short-Range Attack Missile

SSN Nuclear Attack Submarine

START Strategic Arms Reduction Talks

STO Short Take-Off

STOL Short Take-Off and Landing

STOVL Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing

SWF Sensor-Fuzed Weapon

SWORDS Special Weapons Observation Remote Direct-Action System

T.O. Technical Order

TAC Tactical Air Command

TARPS Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance Podded System

TB Target Baseline

TCM Technical Content Management

TCNO Time Compliance Network Order

TCTO Time Compliance Technical Order

TERPOM Terrain Profile Matching

TFR Terrain-Following Radar

TFW Tactical Fighter Wing

TIALD Thermal Imaging Airborne Laser Designator

TINS Tactical Inertial Navigation System

TM Technical Manual

TOW Tube-launched, Optically-sighted, Wire-guided

UAE United Arab Emirates

UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

UC Unified Capabilities

UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle

UK United Kingdom

UN United Nations

USAF US Air Force

USAFA United States Air Force Academy

USAF United States Air Force

USCG US Coast Guard

USCYBERCOM United States Cyber Command

USMC US Marine Corps


USNR US Naval Reserve

USSR Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics

USV Unmanned Surface Vehicle

UUV Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

VHF Very High Frequency

VIP Very Important Person

VLAN Virtual Local Area Network

VLF Very Low Frequency

VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol

VTO Vertical Take-Off

WCMD Wind Corrected Munitions

WVR Within Visual Range

XML Extensible Markup Language

XSLT Extensible Style Sheet Language Transformation