Acronyms Used in Government Contracting (M)

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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M&O   Maintenance and Overhaul
M&P   Manpower and Personnel
M&S   Modeling and Simulation
MAAG   Military Assistance Advisory Group
MAGTF   Marine Air-Ground Task Force
MAIS   Major Automated Information System
MAJCOM   Major Command (Air Force)
MANTECH   Manufacturing Technology 
MAOPR   Minimum Acceptable Operational Performance Requirement
MAP   Military Assistance Program
MAR   Management Assessment Review  
MAR   Monthly Activity Report
MARCORSYSCOM   Marine Corps Systems Command
MATE   Modular Automatic Test Equipment
MCCS   Mission-Critical Computer System
MCLB   Marine Corps Logistics Base 
MCOTEA   Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity
MCTL   Military Critical Technologies List
MDA   Milestone Decision Authority
MDA   Missile Defense Agency
MDAP   Major Defense Acquisition Program
MDR   Milestone Decision Review
MDT   Mean Down Time
MEV   Military Equipment Valuation
MFHBF   Mean Flight Hours Between Failure
MFIPT   Multi-Functional Integrated Process Team
MIB   Military Intelligence Board
MILCON   Military Construction 
MILPERS   Military Personnel (Appropriation)
MILSPEC   Military Specification
MILSTAMP   Military Standard Transportation and Movement Procedures
MILSTD   Military Standard
MILSTEP   Military Supply and Transportation Evaluation Procedures
MILSTRAP   Military Standard Transaction Reporting and Accounting Procedures
MILSTRIP   Military Standard Requisitioning and Issue Procedures
MIPR   Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request
MIS   Management Information System
MMT   Mean Maintenance Time
MOA    Memorandum of Agreement
MOD   Modification
MOE   Measure of Effectiveness
MOP   Measure of Performance
MOR   Military Occupational Requirement
MOR   Military Operational Requirement
MOS   Measure of Suitability
MOSA   Modular Open Systems Approach
MOT&E   Multi-Service Operational Test and Evaluation
MOU   Memorandum of Understanding
MP   Mission Profile
MPT   Manpower, Personnel, and Training
MRA   Manufacturing Readiness Assessment
MRB   Mission Requirements Board
MRL   Manufacturing Readiness Level
MS or M/S   Milestone
MSA   Materiel Solution Analysis 
MSC   Military Sealift Command
MSD   Material Support Date
MSDS   Material Safety Data Sheet
MTBDE   Mean Time Between Downing Events
MTBF   Mean Time Between Failure
MTBM   Mean Time Between Maintenance
MTBMA   Mean Time Between Maintenance Actions
MTTR   Mean Time to Repair
MUA   Military Utility Assessment
MYP   Multiyear Procurement 


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