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ACE Automated Commercial Environment
AECA Arms Export Control Act
AES Automated Export System
AF Bureau of African Affairs (DOS)
AFGPS Air Force Global Partnership Strategy
AFLCMC  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
AFRICOM  Africa Command
AFSAC Air Force Security Assistance Center
AG Agreement (ITAR Part 124)
AOR  Area of Responsibility
AT  Anti-Tamper (DOD)
AT Anti-Terrorism (EAR)
ATF  Treasury Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
AT&L Acquisition Technology and Logistics
AWB Air Waybill



BBP Better Buying Power
BIS Bureau of Industry and Security
BOL Bill of Lading
BOM Bill of Materials



C Confidential (security classification)
CA Corrective Action
CAP Corrective Action Plan
CBP Customs and Border Protection
CCATS Commodity Classification Automated Tracking System
CCIB Command and Control Interoperability Board
CCL Commerce Control List
CCM Command Country Manager
CDI Controlled Defense Information
CEE Centers of Excellence and Expertise
CENTCOM Central Command
CEP Civilian Employment Plan
CFIUS Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CGP Controlled Goods Program (Canada)
CISMOA Communications Interoperability and Security Memorandum of Agreement
CJ Commodity Jurisdiction
CJCS Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
CLO Counter Low Observable
CM Case Manager
CN Congressional Notification
COCOM Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls
COMSEC Communication Security
COO Country of Origin
CPI Critical Program Information
CSAF Chief of Staff of the Air Force
CT Critical Technology
C-TPAT Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism
CUI Controlled Unclassified Information



DA/TT Department of the Army/Technology Transfer
DASA/DE&C Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army/Defense Exports & Cooperation
DC Distribution Control
DCMA Defense Contract Management Agency
DCS Direct Commercial Sales
DCSA Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
DDL Digital Data Link
DDTC Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
DE Defense Exportability
DECCS Defense Export Control and Compliance System
DEF Defense Exportability Feature
DF/TT Department of the Air Force/Technology Transfer
DFARS Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DIA Defense Intelligence Agency
DIRNSA Director of the National Security Agency
DN Dual National
DN/TT Department of the Navy/Technology Transfer
DOC Department of Commerce
DoD Department of Defense
DoDI Department of Defense Instruction
DoE Department of Energy
DOJ Department of Justice
DOPSR Defense Office of Prepublication and Security Review

Department of State

DRL/MLA Bureau of Human Rights, Democracy and Labor/Multilateral Affairs (DOS)
DSC Defense Systems Committee
DSCA Defense Security Cooperation Agency
DSP Department of State Publication/Proforma
DTAG Defense Trade Advisory Group
DTCC Defense Trade Controls Compliance
DTCL Defense Trade Controls Licensing
DTCP Defense Trade Controls Policy
DTSA Defense Technology Security Administration


EAR Export Administration Regulations
EC Export Control
ECCN Export Control Classification Number
ECFR Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
ECR Export Control Reform
ECRA Export Control Reform Act of 2018
EEI Electronic Export Information
ELINT Electronic Intelligence
ENDP Exception to National Disclosure Policy
EO Empowered Official
EU European Union
EUCOM European Command
EUR/RPM Bureau of European Affairs/Regional Political Military (DOS)


FAR Federal Acquisition Regulations
FBI  Federal Bureau of Investigation
  FCPA  Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
 FDO  Foreign Disclosure Office
 FF  Freight Forwarder
 FIRRMA  Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018
 FMF  Foreign Military Financing
 FMS  Foreign Military Sales
 FOCI  Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FOUO For Official Use Only
FPPI Foreign Principal Party in Interest
FRN Federal Register Notice


GBL Government Bill of Lading
GC General Correspondence
GFE Government Furnished Equipment
GPA Global Project Authorization
GPO Government Printing Office


HQ Headquarters
HSI Homeland Security Investigations
HTS Harmonized Tariff Schedule
HWA Hold Without Action


IATA International Air Transport Association
ICCInternational Chamber of Commerce
ICEU.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
IEEPAInternational Emergency Economic Powers Act
INCOTERMS International Commercial Terms
IPOInternational Programs Office
ISFImporter Security Filing
ISNBureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (DOS)
ISRIntelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
ITInformation Technology

Internal Transaction Number

ITARInternational Traffic in Arms Regulations


JCSJoint Chiefs of Staff
JPOJoint Program Office
JSJoint Staff
JSOCJoint Special Command


LOLow Observable
LO Licensing Officer
LOA Letter of Offer and Acceptance
LO/CLOLow Observable/Counter Low Observable
LOI Letter of Intent
LORLetter of Request
LRULine Replaceable Unit


MAJCOMMunitions Control Division
MDAMissile Defense Agency
MDEMajor Defense Equipment
MILDEPMilitary Department
MILSPECMilitary Specification
MLA Manufacturing License Agreement
MOAMemorandum of Agreement
MOD Ministry of Defense
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MT Missile Technology

Missile Technology Control Regime

MTECMissile Technology Export Committee


NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration
NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Organization
NDANon-Disclosure Agreement
NDP National Disclosure Policy
NDPC National Disclosure Policy Committee
NEABureau of Near Eastern Affairs (DOS)
N.E.S.Not Elsewhere Specified
NFCNational Finance Center
NGONon-Governmental Organization
NIPONavy International Program Office
NISPOMNational Industrial Security Program Operating Manual
NORTHCOMNorthern Command
NRCNuclear Regulatory Commission
NSCNational Security Command
NSSCNotice of Supplies and Services Complete
NSANational Security Agency


ODCOffice of Defense Cooperation
OFACOffice of Foreign Assets Control
OSDOffice of the Secretary of Defense
OUSDOffice of the Under Secretary of Defense



Pacific Command

PDPPolicy Division (DTSA)
PEOProgram Executive Office
PM/RSATBureau of Political Military Affairs/Regional Security and Arms Transfers (DOS)

Program Objective Memorandum

PPEPersonal Protective Equipment
PSMProgram Support Manager


RADRecommendation and Approval Document
RCA Root Cause Analysis
RWAReturned Without Action


SSecret (security classification)

Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs

SAMM Security Assistance Management Manual
SAOSecurity Assistance Office (Officer)
SAPSpecial Access Program
SAPM Security Assistance Program Manager
SARSynthetic Aperture Radar
SCA/RA Bureau of South-Central Asian Affairs/Regional Affairs (DOS)
SCEG Security Cooperation Engagement Guidance
SCI Sensitive Compartmented Information
SDN Specially Designated Nationals
SIASociety for International Affairs
SIGSenior Integration Group
SIGINT Signals Intelligence
SMESignificant Military Equipment
SNAP-R Simplified Network Application Process – Redesign (DOC)
SOUTHCOM Southern Command
SOWStatement of Work
SPOSpecial Program Office
SRUShop Replaceable Unit


TAA Technical Assistance Agreement
TCNThird Country National
TCPTechnology Control Plan
TDTechnology Directorate (DTSA)
TPTThird Party Transfer
TSTop Secret (security classification)
TS/SCI Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information
TSFDTraining System Function Description
TTCPTechnology Transfer Control Plan


UAS Unmanned Aerial System
UAVUnmanned Aerial Vehicle

United States Government

USMILUnited States Munitions Import List (ATF)
USMLUnited States Munitions List (ITAR)
USPPIU.S. Principal Party in Interest


VDVoluntary Disclosure (ITAR)
VSDVoluntary Self Disclosure (EAR/Census)


WDA Warehouse and Distribution Agreement
WHA/PPCPBureau of Western Hemispheric Affairs (DOS)


XTNExternal Transaction Number


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