Acronyms and Abbreviations


AAAS

American Association for the Advancement of Science

AIDS

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

APS

American Physical Society


BAST

Board on Army Science and Technology

BCT

brigade combat team

BFT

Blue Force Tracker


C3

command, control, and communications

C4ISR

command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance

CDC

Centers for Disease Control

COP

common operational picture


DARPA

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DOD

Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy


FBCB2

Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below

FCS

Future Combat System


GIG

Global Information Grid


HIV

human immunodeficiency virus


IED

improvised explosive device


JCI

Joint Combat Identification

JNN

Joint Network Nodes

JTF

Joint Task Force


MAS

medical aid station


NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCE

Networked Center of Excellence

NCO

network-centric operations

NCW

network-centric warfare



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