ABCA American-British-Canadian-Australian Forum

AEA Atomic Energy Act of 1954 as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2011

AECA Arms Export Control Act, 22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.

AMC Air Mobility Command

ARFCOS Armed Forces Courier Service


BL Bill of lading

BMDO Ballistic Missile Defense Organization

BXA Bureau of Export Administration, Department of Commerce


CAGE Commercial and Government Entity

CBD Commerce Business Daily

CCL Commerce Control List, 15 CFR 799

CFIUS Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.

CFR Code of Federal Regulations

CI Counter Intelligence

CIA Central Intelligence Agency

CMI Classified Military Information

CNAD Conference of NATO Armaments Directors

COD Cooperative Opportunities Document

COCOM Coordinating Committee

COMSEC Communications Security

CSO Cognizant Security Office



CUI Controlled Unclassified Information

CUSR Central U.S. Registry

CVO Clearance Verification Office


DAO Defense Attaché Office

DCI Director Central Intelligence

DCID Director Central Intelligence Directive

DCS Defense Courier Service

DDEP Defense Data Exchange Program

DDL Delegation of Disclosure Authority Letter

DEPSECDEF Deputy Secretary of Defense

DFARS Department of Defense Supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulation

DIA Defense Intelligence Agency

DIS Defense Investigative Service

DISCO Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office

DLSC Defense Logistics Services Center

DOD Department of Defense

DND Department of National Defence (Canada)

DPEP Defense Personnel Exchange Program

DPRO Defense Plant Representative Office

DPS Diplomatic Pouch Service

DRG Defense Research Group (NATO)

DSA Designated Security Authority

DSAA Defense Security Assistance Agency

DTIC Defense Technical Information Center

DTS Defense Transportation Service

DUSD(SP) Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Security Policy)

DVO Defense Visit Office


EAA Export Administration Act of 1979, 50 U.S.C. App. 2401

et seq.

EAR Export Administration Regulations, 15 CFR 768-799

E&S Engineers and Scientists

EEFI Essential Elements of Friendly Information

E.O. Executive Order

EPITS Essential Program Information, Technologies and Systems

ESEP Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program


FAA Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.

FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation

FCG DoD Foreign Clearance Guide, DoD 4500.54-G

FCT Foreign Comparative Test Program

FMS Foreign Military Sales

FOCI Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence

FOIA Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552

FOUO For Official Use Only

FRD Formerly Restricted Data

FSC Federal Supplier Code

FSO Facility Security Officer (commercial)

FVS Foreign Visits System


GSA General Security Agreement

GSOIA General Security of Information Agreement

GSOMIA General Security of Military Information Agreement


IADB Inter-American Defense Board

IAG International Agreements Generator

IMET International Military Education and Training

INFOSEC Information Security

ISA International Security Agreement

ISM Industrial Security Manual, DoD 5220.22-M

ITAR International Traffic in Arms Regulations, 22 CFR 120-130

IVP International Visit Program


JAIEG Joint Atomic Information Exchange Group

JCO Joint Certification Office

JCP Joint Certification Program

JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff


LAA Limited Access Authorization

LOA Letter of Offer and Acceptance

LOI Letter of Intent


MCTL Militarily Critical Technologies List

MDE Major Defense Equipment

MISWG Multinational Industrial Security Working Group

MLA Manufacturing License Agreement

MOA Memorandum of Agreement

MOU Memorandum of Understanding

MSC Military Sealift Command

MTMC Military Traffic Management Command


NAAG NATO Army Armaments Group

NAFAG NATO Air Force Armaments Group

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NAMSA NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency

NAMSO NATO Maintenance and Supply Organization

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Agency



NCSC National Communications Security Committee

NDP National Disclosure Policy

NDP-1 National Policy and Procedures for the Disclosure of Classified Military Information to Foreign Governments and

International Organizations

NDPC National Disclosure Policy Committee

NIAG NATO Industrial Advisory Group

NISPOM National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual

NNAG NATO Naval Armaments Group

NOFORN Not Releasable to Foreign Nationals

NPLO NATO Production and Logistics Organization




NSA National Security Agency

NSA National Security Authority

NSDD National Security Decision Directive

NSDM National Security Decision Memorandum

NTISSC National Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee


OADR Originating Agency's Determination Required

ODC Office of Defense Cooperation

ODTC Office of Defense Trade Controls

OISI Office of Industrial Security, International

OMB Office of Management and Budget

OPSEC Operations Security

OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense


POC Point of Contact

POE Port of Embarkation

PPP Program Protection Plan

PSI Program Security Instruction

Pub. L. Public Law


RAC Request for Authority to Conclude (an agreement)

RAN Request for Authority to Negotiate

R&D Research and Development

RD Restricted Data

RFP Request for Proposal

RDT&E Research, Development, Test and Evaluation

RPO Responsible Program/Project Office

RSI Rationalization, Standardization and Interoperability


SACLANT Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (NATO)

SAMM Security Assistance Management Manual, DoD 5105.38-M

SCG Security Classification Guide

SHAPE Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

SIGINT Signals Intelligence

SME Significant Military Equipment

SOFA Status of Forces Agreement

SPACECOM Space Command

SPP Standard Practice Procedures

STANAG NATO Standardization Agreement


TAA Technical Assistance Agreement

TA/CP Technology Assessment and Control Plan

TDCR Technical Data Control Regulations (Canada)

TDP Technical Data Package

TTCP Technology Transfer Control Plan

TTCP The Technical Cooperation Program

TSGCEE Tri-Service Group on Communications and Electronic




UK-R United Kingdom-RESTRICTED

U.S.C. United States Code

USCENTCOM U.S. Central Command

USCINCLANT Commander in Chief U.S. Atlantic Command

USCINCPAC Commander in Chief U.S. Pacific Command

USDAO U.S. Defense Attaché Office

USFORSCOM U.S. Forces Command

USSOCOM U.S. Special Operations Command

USSOUTHCOM U.S. Southern Command

USTRANSCOM U.S. Transportation Command

USD(P) Under Secretary of Defense (Policy)

USML United States Munitions List, 22 CFR 121

USSAN U.S. Security Authority for NATO

USTR U.S. Trade Representative