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A

ASD(HA)
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
ASD(RA)
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs

C

CAC
Common Access Card
CIF
Central Issuance Facility
CVS
Contractor Verification System

D

DAV
Disabled American Veteran
DEERS
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
DHRA
Defense Human Resources Activity
DMDC
Defense Manpower Data Center
DoD CIO
DoD Chief Information Officer
DoDD
DoD Directive
DoDI
DoD Instruction
DoDM
DoD Manual
DTM
Directive-Type Memorandum
DASD(MC&FP)
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy

F

FBI
Federal Bureau of Investigation
FIPS
Federal Information Processing Standards

M

MSC
Military Sealift Command
MWR
Military Morale, Welfare, and Recreation

N

NACI
National Agency Check with Inquiries
NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

O

OCONUS
Outside the Continental United States

P

PDRL
Permanent Disability Retired List
PFPA
Pentagon Force Protection Agency
PII
Personally Identifiable Information
PIN
Personal Identification Number
PIP
Personnel Identity Protection
PIV
Personal Identity Verification
PKI
Public Key Infrastructure
PMP
Privilege Management Program
PSA
Principal Staff Assistant

R

RAPIDS
Real-Time Automated Personnel Identification System

S

SES
Senior Executive Service
SSN
Social Security Number

T

TA
Trusted Agent
TASM
Trusted Agent Security Manager
TASS
Trusted Associate Sponsorship System
TAMP
Transitional Assistance and Management Program
TDRL
Temporary Disability Retired List
THC
Transitional Health Care

U

USD(AT&L)
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
USD(P&R)
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
USD(I)
Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
USPHS
U.S. Public Health Service