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3-D

three dimensional

A&D

archive and dissemination

A 2 C 2

Army Airspace Command and Control

AA

avenue of approach

AAN

Army After Next

AASHTO

 

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

ABCS

Army Battlefield Command System

ACD

automated change detection

ACDB

ABCS common database

ACE

assistant corps engineer

ACR

advanced concepts and requirements

AD

air defense

ADA

air-defense artillery

ADC-M

assistant division commander-maneuver

ADE

assistant division engineer

ADRG

arc digitized raster graphic

AFATDS

Advanced Field-Artillery Tactical Data System

AFE

assisted/automated feature extraction

AGL

above ground level

AIGIS

Army Imagery and Geospatial Information and Services

AISI

automatic integrated survey instrument

AMDWS

air- and missile-defense workstation

AMPS

Aviation Mission Planning System

AO

area of operation

AOI

area of interest

AR

Army regulation

ARFOR

Army forces

ARSPACE

Army Space Command

ASAS

All-Source Analysis System

ASAS-RWS

All-Source Analysis System-Remote Work Station

ASCC

Army Service Component Command

ATR

assisted/automated target recognition

attn

attention

BCV

battle-command vehicle

bde

brigade

BMCT

begin morning civil twilight

BMNT

begin morning nautical twilight

BOS

battlefield operating system

BSM

battlefield-spectrum management

C 2

command and control

C 2 I

commercial/civil imagery

C 2 V

command and control vehicle

C 3

command, control, and communications

C 4 I

command, control, computers, communications, and intelligence

C&P

collection and processing

CAC

compressed aeronautical chart

CAD

computer-aided design

CADRG

compressed ADRG

CBR

chemical, biological, and radiological

CBS

corps battle simulation

CCIR

commander's critical information requirements

CCM

cross-country movement

CD-ROM

compact disk—read-only memory

CIA

Central Intelligence Agency

CIB

controlled image base

CINC

commander in chief

cm

centimeter(s)

Co

company

COA

course of action

COMSEC

communications security

CONPLAN

contingency plan

CONUS

continental United States

COTS

commercial off-the-shelf

CP

command post

CS

combat support

CSS

combat service support

CSSCS

Combat-Service-Support Control System

CTIS

Combat Terrain Information System

CTOE

common topographic operating environment

CWO

chief warrant officer

DA

Department of the Army

dB

decibel(s)

DBMS

Database Management System

DCSINT

Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence

DCSOPS

Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans

DDSS

Downsized Direct-Support System

deg

degree(s)

DFAD

digital feature-analysis data

DGPS

differential global positioning system

DIA

Defense Intelligence Agency

DISA

Defense Information Systems Agency

DISCOM

Division Support Command

DISN

Defense Information Systems Network

dist

distribution

DIVARTY

division artillery

DIVEN

division engineer

DLA

Defense Logistics Agency

DMA

Defense Mapping Agency

DMAFF

DMA Feature File

DMAIN

division main

DMS

Defense Mapping School

DOD

Department of Defense

DODAAC

Department of Defense activity address code

DPPDB

digital point position database

DS

direct support

DTAC

division tactical-analysis cell

DTED

digital terrain-elevation data

DTLOMS

 

doctrine, training, leader development, organization, materiel, and soldiers

DTOC

division tactical operations center

DTSS

Digital Topographic Support System

DTSS-B

Digital Topographic Support System-Base

DTSS-D

Digital Topographic Support System-Deployable

DTSS-H

Digital Topographic Support System-Heavy

DTSS-L

Digital Topographic Support System-Light

E

east

E5

sergeant

E6

staff sergeant

E7

sergeant first class

EAC

echelons above corps

EAD

echelons above division

EBA

engineer battlefield assessment

EECT

end evening civil twilight

EENT

end evening nautical twilight

EM

enlisted member

ENSIT

enemy situation

ERDC

Engineer Research and Development Center

ETI

environmental threshold and impact

FA

field artillery

FAADC 2

Forward-Area Air-Defense System for Command and Control

FBCB 2

Force XXI Battle Command—Brigade and Below

FD

foundation data

FFD

foundation feature data

FFED

fire-finder elevation data

FLIP

flight-information publication

FM

field manual

FOC

future operational capabilities

FS

fire support

FSCOORD

fire-support coordinator

G2

Assistant Chief of Staff, G2 (Intelligence)

G3

Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 (Operations and Plans)

GCCS

Global Command and Control System

GCCS-A

Global Command and Control System-Army

GCCS-T

Global Command and Control System-Tactical

GGI&S

global geospatial information and services

GI

geospatial information

GI&S

geospatial information and services

GID

Geospatial Information Division

GIF

graphics interchange format

GIS

Geographic Information System

GNC

global navigation chart

GOTS

government off-the-shelf

GPS

Global Positioning System

GS

general support

HAG

high-assurance guard

HET

heavy equipment transporter

HHC

headquarters and headquarters company

HLZ

helicopter landing zone

HMMWV

high-mobility, multipurpose wheeled vehicle

HNS

host-nation support

HQ

headquarters

HQDA

Headquarters, Department of the Army

hr

hour(s)

HUMINT

human intelligence

IBP

image-based products

ICM

information-collection management

ICS 3

Integrated Combat-Service-Support System

IDM

information-delivery management

IEW

intelligence and electronic warfare

IFSAR

interferometric synthetic aperture radar

IGI

imagery and geospatial information

IHO

International Hydrographic Organization

IM

information management

IMETS

Integrated Meteorological System

IMINT

imagery intelligence

info

information

intel

intelligence

IPB

intelligence preparation of the battlefield

IPM

information-production management

IRM

information-requirements management

ISO

international standards organization

ISYSCON

Integrated Systems Control

ITD

interim terrain data

J2

Intelligence Directorate

JNC

jet navigation chart

JOPES

Joint Operational Planning and Execution System

JOG

joint operational graphic

JTF

joint task force

km

kilometer(s)

kph

kilometer(s) per hour

LAD

latest arrival date

LAN

local-area network

liq

liquid

LOC

lines of communication

LOS

line of sight

LRAS

Long-Range Acquisition System

LRIP

low-rate initial production

m

meter(s)

M&S

modeling and simulation

M/S

mobility/survivability

MACOM

Major Army Command

MANSCEN

US Army Maneuver Support Center

MASINT

measurement and signature intelligence

mb

millibar(s)

MCOO

modified combined-obstacle overlay

MCS

Maneuver Control System

MDMP

military decision-making process

METT-TC

 

mission, enemy, terrain, troops, time available, and civilian consideration

MGI

military geographic information

mgmt

management

MI

military intelligence

MO

magneto optical

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MP

military police

MSBL

Maneuver Support Battle Laboratory

MSC

major subordinate command

MSDS

mission-specific data set

MSL

mean sea level

MTC

movement to contact

N

north

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

naut

nautical

NAVSTAR

Navigation Satellite Timing and Ranging

NCO

noncommissioned officer

NCOIC

noncommissioned officer in charge

NE

northeast

NIMA

National Imagery and Mapping Agency

NIMC

National Imagery and Mapping College

No.

number

nonperm

nonpermanent

NRMMII

NATO Reference Mobility Model II

NSN

national stock number

NW

northwest

obs

obstacle

OCOKA

 

observation and fields of fire, cover and concealment, obstacles, key terrain, and avenues of approach

OIC

officer in charge

ONC

operational navigation chart

OPLAN

operation plan

OPORD

operations order

OWTS

one-way transfer system

P&C

planning and control

Pam

Pamphlet

PCMCIA

Personal Computer Memory Card International Association

PEOC 3 S

 

Program Executive Office for Command, Control, and Communications Systems

perm

permanent

PIR

priority intelligence requirements

PLGR

precise lightweight GPS receiver

POC

point of contact

POL

petroleum, oil, and lubricants

PPS

Precise Positioning Service

prod

production

PTADB

planning terrain-analysis database

R&S

reconnaissance and surveillance

RDA

research, development, and acquisition

repro mats

reproduction materials

S

secret

S

south

S2

Intelligence Officer (US Army)

S3

Operations and Training Officer (US Army)

S4

Supply Officer (US Army)

SCP

survey control point

SE

southeast

sec

section

semiperm

semipermanent

SIC

survey information center

SMDC

US Army Space and Missile Defense Command

SOF

special operations forces

SOP

standing operating procedure

SPCE

survey planning and coordination element

spec

special

SPPB

special-purpose product builder

STAMIS

Standard Army Management Information System

stat

statute

SW

southwest

SWO

staff weather officer

TAC

tactical command post

TACDAM

tactical dam analysis

TDA

tactical decision aid

TDL

theater downlinked

TEC

Topographic-Engineering Center

tech

technical

TEMO

training, exercises, and military operations

TF

task force

TI

Tactical Internet

TLM

topographic line map

TO

theater of operations

TOC

tactical operations center

TOE

tables of organization and equipment

TPC

tactical pilot chart

TPED

tasking, production, exploitation, and dissemination

TPFDD

time-phased, force-deployment data

TPIO

TRADOC Program Integration Office

TPTRL

time-phased, transportation-requirements list

TRADOC

US Army Training and Doctrine Command

TS/SCI

top secret/sensitive compartmented information

TSS

Topographic Support System

TTP

tactics, techniques, and procedures

TUM

terrain update module

U

unclassified

UAV

unmanned airborne vehicle

US

United States

USACE

US Army Corps of Engineers

USAES

US Army Engineer School

USAF

US Air Force

USGS

US Geological Survey

USIGS

US Imagery and Geospatial Information Services

UTM

universal transverse mercator

VCI

vehicle cone index

V.E.

vertical exaggeration

veg

vegetation

VIS

visibility

VITD

vector interim terrain data

W

west

WAN

wide-area network

WES

Waterways Experiment Station

WGS

World Geodetic System

WIN

War-Fighter Information Network



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