Surfing the net; An Internet listing tailored to the professional acquisition workforce.Acquisition Central
Shared systems and tools to support the federal acquisition community and business partners.
Acquisition Community Connection (ACC See adaptive cruise control. )
Policies, procedures, tools, references, publications, Web links, and lessons learned for risk management, contracting, system engineering, TOC.
Aging Systems Sustainment and Enabling Technologies (ASSET)
Government-academic-industry partnership. ASSET program-developed technologies and processes expand the DoD supply base, reduce time and cost of parts procurement, enhance military readiness.
Air Force (Acquisition)
Policy; career development and training opportunities; reducing TOC; library; links.
Air Force Institute of Technology The Naval Postgraduate School serves a similar purpose for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. The U.S. Army does not have a comparable school; Army officers study at the Naval Postgraduate School or AFIT.
Graduate degree programs and certificates in engineering and management; Civilian Institution; Center for Systems Engineering; Centers of Excellence; distance learning.
Air Force Materiel Command Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) is a major command of the United States Air Force. (AFMC) Contracting Laboratory's FAR Site
FAR search tool; Commerce Business Daily announcements (CBDNet); Federal Register, electronic forms library.
Army Acquisition Support Center
News; policy; Army AL&T Magazine; programs; career information; events; training opportunities.
Army Training Requirements and Resources System
Army system of record for managing training requirements.
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology)
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Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACE)
Planning and management of cost and schedules; online technical library; bookstore; technical development; distance learning.
Association of Old Crows The Association of Old Crows is a nonprofit international professional organization specializing in electronic warfare, information operations, and related topics. The organization's headquarters are located in Alexandria, Virginia. (AOC AOC,
n an acronym for the Aromatherapy Organizations Council. )
News; conventions, courses; Journal of Electronic Defense.
Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC APTAC Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
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APTAC Applied Police Training And Certification )
PTACs nationwide assist businesses with government contracting issues.
Central Contractor Registry
Registration for businesses wishing to do business with the federal government under a FAR-based contract.
Committee for Purchase from People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled
Information and guidance to federal customers on the requirements of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day (JWOD) Act.
Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and Defense Systems Management College (DSMO)
DAU Course Catalog; Defense AT&L magazine and Defense Acquisition Review Journal; DAU/DSMC course schedules; educational resources.
DAU Alumni Association
Acquisition tools and resources; links; career opportunities; member forums.
DAU Distance Learning Courses
DAU online courses.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), U.S. government agency administered by the Department of Defense (see Defense, United States Department of). (DARPA)
News releases; current solicitations; Doing Business with DARPA.
Defense Business Transformation Agency (BTA)
Policy; newsletters; Central Contractor Registration The Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the primary supplier database for the U.S. Federal government. The CCR collects data from suppliers, validates and stores this data, and disseminates it to various government acquisition agencies. (CCR); assistance centers; DoD EC partners.
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
Defense Information System Network; Defense Message System; Global Command and Control System Highly mobile, deployable command and control system supporting forces for joint and multinational operations across the range of military operations, any time and anywhere in the world with compatible, interoperable, and integrated command, control, communications, computers, and .
Defense Modeling and Simulation Office The Defense Modeling and Simulation Office is "the catalyst organization for Department of Defense modeling and simulation and ensures that modeling and simulation technology development is consistent with other related initiatives." External links
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DoD modeling and simulation master plan: document library; events; services.
Defense Technical Information Center Noun 1. Defense Technical Information Center - the agency in the Department of Defense that provides scientific and technical information to federal agencies and their contractors
DTIC (DTIC DTIC
A trademark for the drug dacarbazine.
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DTIC (CA), DTIC-Dome
DTIC's scientific and technical information network (STINET STINET Scientific and Technical Information Network ) is one of DoD's largest available repositories of scientific, research, and engineering information. Hosts over 100 DoD Web sites.
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics The Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics is the title of a high-level civilian official in the United States Department of Defense. The Undersecretary of Defense for Policy is the principal staff assistant and advisor to both the Secretary of Defense (DUSD(AT&L))
Acquisition and technology organization, goals, initiatives, and upcoming events.
Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP)
Procurement and acquisition policy news and events; reference library; acquisition education and training policy, guidance.
DoD Defense Standardization Program
DoD standardization: points of contact; FAQs; military specifications and standards reform; newsletters; training; nongovernment standards; links.
DoD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI)
Joint project to implement true software enterprise management process within DoD.
DoD Inspector General Publications
Audit and evaluation reports; IG testimony; planned and ongoing audit projects of interest to the AT&L community.
DoD Office of Technology Transition
Information about and links to OTT's programs.
DoD Systems Engineering
Policies, guides and information on SE and related topics, including developmental T&E and acquisition program support.
Earned Value Management Earned Value Management (commonly abbreviated and referred to just as EVM) is a project management technique that seeks to measure forward progress in an objective manner. EVM is touted as having a unique ability to combine measurements of technical performance (i.e.
Implementation of EVM; latest policy changes; standards; international developments.
Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA (Electronic Industries Alliance, Arlington, VA, www.eia.org) A membership organization founded in 1924 as the Radio Manufacturing Association. It sets standards for consumer products and electronic components. )
Government relations department; links to issues councils; market research assistance.
Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI)
Virtual campus for learning opportunities; information access and performance support.
Federal Acquisition Jumpstation
Procurement and acquisition servers by contracting activity; CBDNet; reference library.
Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), component of the U.S. Department of Transportation that sets standards for the air-worthiness of all civilian aircraft, inspects and licenses them, and regulates civilian and military air traffic through its air traffic control (FAA)
Online policy and guidance for all aspects of the acquisition process.
Federal Business Opportunities
Single government point-of-entry for federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000.
Federal R&D Project Summaries
Portal to information on federal research projects; search databases at different agencies.
Federal Research in Progress (FEDRIP FEDRIP Federal Research In Progress (database) )
Information on federally funded projects in the physical sciences, engineering, life sciences.
Central access point for searching, locating, ordering, and acquiring government and business information.
Government Accountability Office The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of the United States Congress, and thus an agency in the Legislative Branch of the United States Government. (GAO)
GAO reports;policy and guidance; FAQs.
General Services Administration The General Services Administration (GSA) was established by section 101 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C.A. § 751). The GSA sets policy for and manages government property and records. (GSA (1) (Global mobile Suppliers Association, Sawbridgeworth, U.K., www.gsacom.com) A membership organization of suppliers of GSM products and services. Its goal is to promote GSM as the worldwide mobile communications standard. See GSM Association and GSM. )
Online shopping for commercial items to support government interests.
Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP)
Federally funded co-op of government-industry participants, providing electronic forum to exchange technical information essential to research, design, development, production, and operational phases of the life cycle of systems, facilities, and equipment.
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Technical Information Service (NTIS), and National Information Services Corporation (NISC) joint venture single-point access to government information.
Integrated Dual-Use Commercial Companies (IDCC)
Information for technology-rich commercial companies on doing business with the federal government.
International Society of Logistics
Online desk references that link to logistics problem-solving advice; Certified Professional Logistician certification.
International Test & Evaluation Association (ITEA)
Professional association to further development and application of T&E policy and techniques to assess effectiveness, reliability, and safety of new and existing systems and products.
Joint Capability Technology Demonstrations (JCTD)
JCTD's accomplishments, articles, speeches, guidelines, and POCs.
U.S. Joint Forces Command
"Transformation laboratory" that develops and tests future concepts for warfighting.
Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team
USJFCOM USJFCOM United States Joint Forces Command lead agency to investigate, assess, and improve integration, interoperability, and operational effectiveness of Joint Fires and Combat Identification across the Joint warfighting spectrum. (Accessible from .gov and .mil domains only.)
Joint Interoperability Test Command The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) is a United States military organization that tests technology that pertains to multiple branches of the armed services and government. There is a facility in Fort Huachuca, Arizona and in Indian Head, Maryland. (JITC)
Policies and procedures Policies and Procedures are a set of documents that describe an organization's policies for operation and the procedures necessary to fulfill the policies. They are often initiated because of some external requirement, such as environmental compliance or other governmental for interoperability certification; lessons learned; support.
Joint Spectrum Center (JSC)
Operational spectrum management support to the Joint Staff and COCOMs; conducts R&D into spectrum-efficient technologies.
Library of Congress
Research services; Copyright Office; FAQs.
MANPRINT MANPRINT Manpower & Personnel Integration (Manpower and Personnel Integration)
Points of contact for program managers; relevant regulations; policy letters from the Army Acquisition Executive; briefings on the MANPRINT program.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), civilian agency of the U.S. federal government with the mission of conducting research and developing operational programs in the areas of space exploration, artificial satellites (see satellite, artificial), (NASA)'s Commercial Technology Office (CTO)
Promotes competitiveness of U.S. industry through commercial use of NASA technologies and expertise.
National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
Educational products catalog; publications; career center.
National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
Association news; events; government policy; National Defense magazine.
National Geospatial-lntelligence Agency
Imagery; maps and geodata; Freedom of Information Act resources; publications.
National Institute of Standards and Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology, governmental agency within the U.S. Dept. of Commerce with the mission of "working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards" in the national interest. (NIST)
Information about NIST technology, measurements, and standards programs, products, and services.
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
Online service for purchasing technical reports, computer products, videotapes, audiocassettes.
Naval Sea Systems Command The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is the largest of the U.S. Navy's five "systems commands," or materiel organizations. NAVSEA consists of four shipyards, eight "warfare centers" (two undersea and six surface), four major shipbuilding locations and the NAVSEA headquarters,
TOC; documentation and policy; reduction plan; implementation timeline; TOC reporting templates; FAQs.
Navy Acquisition and Business Management
Policy documents; training opportunities; guides on risk management, acquisition environmental issues, past performance; news and assistance for the Standardized Procurement System (SPS) community; notices of upcoming events.
Navy Acquisition, Research and Development Information Center
News and announcements; publications and regulations; technical reports, doing business with the Navy.
Navy Best Manufacturing Practices Center of Excellence
National resource to identify and share best manufacturing and business practices in use throughout industry, government, academia.
Naval Air Systems Command The Naval Air Systems Command, or NAVAIR, is the part of the United States Navy which provides materiel support for naval aircraft and airborne weapon systems, such as guided missiles. NAVAIR was established in 1966 as the successor to the Navy's Bureau of Naval Weapons (BuWeps). (NAVAIR NAVAIR Naval Air Systems Command )
Provides advanced warfare technology through the efforts of a seamless, integrated, worldwide network of aviation technology experts.
Office of Force Transformation
News on transformation policies, programs, and projects throughout DoD and the Services.
Open Systems Joint Task Force
Open systems education and training opportunities; studies and assessments; projects, initiatives and plans; library.
Parts Standardization and Management Committee (PSMC)
Collaborative effort between government and industry for parts management and standardization through commonality of parts and processes.
Performance-based Logistics Toolkit
Web-based 12-step process model for development, implementation, and management of PBL strategies.
Project Management Institute
Program management publications; information resources; professional practices; career certification.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Communications network for small businesses.
DoD Office of Small Business Programs
Program and process information; current solicitations; Help Desk information.
Software Program Managers Network
Supports project managers, software practitioners, and government contractors. Contains publications on highly effective software development best practices.
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR SPAWAR Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command (US Navy)
SPAWAR Space Warfare )
SPAWAR business opportunities; acquisition news; solicitations; small business information.
System of Systems Engineering Center of Excellence (SoSECE)
Advances the development, evolution, practice, and application of the system of systems engineering discipline across individual and enterprise-wide systems.
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USD USD
In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the U.S. Dollar.
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USD(AT&L) documents; streaming videos; links.
USD(AT&L) Knowledge Sharing System (formerly Defense Acquisition Deskbook)
Automated acquisition reference tool covering mandatory and discretionary practices.
U.S. Coast Guard
News and current events; services; points of contact; FAQs.
U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration
Information and guidance on the requirements for shipping cargo on U.S. flagvessels.