Acronyms


ABC

activity-based costing

ABET

Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology

ARPA

Advanced Research Projects Agency

ASEE

American Society for Engineering Education

ASTM

American Society for Testing and Materials

ATC

Affordability Through Commonality (NAVSEA program)


BMP

Best Manufacturing Practices (U.S. Navy program)


CAD/CAM

computed-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing

CCF

Capital Construction Fund (fedeal shipbuilding assistance program)

CDS

Construction Differential Subsidy (federal shipbuilding assistance program)

CIRRs

commercial interest reference rates

CNC

computer numerical control


DWT

deadweight ton


FAR

Federal Acquisition Regulations


GRT

gross registered ton


IEEE

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IMO

International Maritime Organization

ISO

International Standards Organization



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