Acronyms Used in Government Contracting (K)

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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View GLOSSARY of Contracting Terms

KBS   Knowledge-Based Services
KM / DS   Knowledge Management/Decision Support (Tool)
KO   Contracting Officer (also CO)
KPI   Key Performance Indicator
KPP   Key Performance Parameter
Kr / Ktr   Contractor
KSA   Key System Attribute


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