Acronyms Used in Government Contracting (R)
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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R&D Research and Development
R&M Reliability and Maintainability
RAA Rapid Acquisition Authority
RAD Required Availability Date
RAM Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability
RAM-C Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Cost
RAP Resource Allocation Process
RBL Reliability-Based Logistics
RC Reserve Component (Reserve / Guard)
RCM Reliability-Centered Maintenance
RDA Research, Development, and Acquisition
RDP Requirements Definition Package
RDT&E Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
RFB Request for Bid
RFI Ready for Issue
RFI Request for Information
RFP Request for Proposal
RFQ Request for Quotation
RIO Risk, Issue and Opportunity
RIW Reliability Improvement Warranty
RM Materiel Reliability
RM Requirements Manager
RM Risk Management
RMB Risk Management Board
RMD Resource Management Decision
RMP Risk Management Plan
RoD Record of Decision
ROI Return on Investment
ROM Read Only Memory
ROM Rough Order of Magnitude
RPV Remotely Piloted Vehicle
RRC Requirements Review Council
RS Replenishment Spares
RSI Rationalization, Standardization, and Interoperability
RTP Request for Technical Proposal
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