News 1998 Army Science and Technology Master Plan


ADP automated data processing
AMC Army Materiel Command
ARL Army Research Laboratory

BC battle command (a battle lab)
BIOMED biomedical research and development

C2 command and control
C3 command, control, and communications
C4I command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence
CBW chemical and biological warfare
CID combat identification
CJCS Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
CSS Combat Service Support (a battle lab)

DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DBS Dismounted Battle Space (a battle lab)
DEW directed energy weapon
DoD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
D&SA Depth and Simultaneous Attack (a battle lab)

EW electronic warfare

GPS global positioning system

HMMWV high–mobility, multi–purpose, wheeled vehicle
HR&ED Human Research and Engineering Directorate

IFF identification, friend or foe

IR infrared
IS&TD Information Science and Technology Directorate
IW information warfare

LPD low probability of detection

MFP 11 Major Force Program 11
MPARE mission planning, analysis, rehearsal, and execution
MBS Mounted Battle Space (a battle lab)

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NBC nuclear, biological, and chemical
NRDEC Natick Research, Development, and Engineering Center

OOTW operations other than war

P3Is preplanned product improvements
POM program objective memorandum
PSYOP psychological operations

RD&A research, development, and acquisition
RDEC Research, Development, and Engineering Center
RF radio frequency

SBIR small business innovative research
SECDEF Secretary of Defense
S&EDD Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate
SO special operations
SOAC Special Operations Acquisition Center
SOAE Special Operations Acquisition Executive
SOCOM United States Special Operations Command
SOF Special Operations Forces
SOST special operations special technology
SOTD special operations technology development
SSCOM Soldier System Command

TENCAP tactical exploitation of national capabilities
TDOs technology development objectives

UAV unmanned aerial vehicle
USC United States Code
USCINCSOC United States Commander in Chief, Special Operations Command

VR virtual reality

WMD weapons of mass destruction
W&MRD Weapons and Materials Research Directorate
WPs work packages