Acronyms Used in Government Contracting (J)

Master list of the most frequently used government contracting acronyms. These acronyms and abbreviations are routinely used in government solicitations. You will also encounter these acronyms throughout the various sections of government contracts. This master list of acronyms will help you better understand the specialized language of government contracting. This is essential for successfully doing business with the Department of Defense (DoD) and working with contracting offices at military bases and DoD agencies.  You can also use our Glossary of defense contracting terms.


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J&A   Justification and Approval
JA   Job Analysis
JC   Joint Concept
JC2   Joint Command and Control
JCA   Joint Capability Area
JCALS   Joint Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support
JCB   Joint Capabilities Board
JCDE   Joint Concept Development and Experimentation
JCIDS   Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System
JCS   Joint Chiefs of Staff
JCSFL   Joint Common System Functional List
JCTD   Joint Capability Technology Demonstration
JEDMICS   Joint Engineering Data Management Information Control System
JEON   Joint Emergent Operational Need
JFC   Joint Force Commander 
JFCOM   Joint Forces Command
JIAB   Joint Intelligence Acquisition Board
JIC   Joint Integrating Concept
JIE   Joint Information Environment
JIEDDO   Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Office
JIEO   Joint Interoperability and Engineering Organization
JIT   Just-in-Time
JITC   Joint Interoperability Test Command
JLB   Joint Logistics Board
JMETL   Joint Mission Essential Task List
JMNA   Joint Military Net Assessment 
JO   Job Order
JOA   Joint Operating Agreement
JOA   Joint Operational Architecture
JOA   Joint Operations Area
JOC   Job Order Contract
JOC   Joint Operating Concept
JOE   Joint Operating Environment
JON   Job Order Number
JOP   Joint Operating Procedures
JOpsC   Joint Operations Concepts
JPO   Joint Program Office
JRAC   Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell
JROC   Joint Requirements Oversight Council
JROCM   Joint Requirements Oversight Council Memorandum
JS   Joint Staff
JSCP   Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan
JSPS   Joint Strategic Planning System
JSR   Joint Strategy Review 
JT&E   Joint Test and Evaluation
JTD   Joint Test Director
JUON   Joint Urgent Operational Need
JWCO   Joint Warfare Capability Objective
JWE   Joint Warfighting Experiment
JWG   Joint Working Group
JWID   Joint Warrior Interoperability Demonstration
JWSTP   Joint Warfighting Science and Technology Plan


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