Acronyms Used in Government Contracting (U)

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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UAV   Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UCA   Undefinitized Contract Action
UCC   Unified Combatant Command
UCF   Uniform Contract Format
UCP   Unified Command Plan
UCR   Unit Cost Report
UDF   Unit Development Folder
UE   Unit Equipment
UGV   Unmanned Ground Vehicle
UI   Unit of Issue
UID   Unique Identification
UII   Unique Item Identification / Unique Item Identifier
UJTL   Universal Joint Task List
UMC   Unspecified Minor Construction
UMD   Unmatched Disbursements
UNDEX   Underwater Explosives
UON   Urgent Operational Need
UPC   Underutilized Plant Capacity 
UPS   Uniform Procurement System 
USA   United States Army 
USAF   United States Air Force
USASAC   United States Army Security Assistance Center
U.S.C.   United States Code
USCG   United States Coast Guard
USD   Under Secretary of Defense
USD(AT&L)   Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
USD(C)   Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
USD(I)   Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence)
USD(P)   Under Secretary of Defense (Policy)
USD(P&R)   Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness)
USG   United States Government
USMC   United States Marine Corps
USN   United States Navy
USSOCOM   United States Special Operations Command
UTRANSCOM   United States Transportation Command
USV   Unmanned Surface Vehicle
UUT   Unit Under Test
UXO   Unexploded Ordnance


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Guidance for Doing Business with Military Bases


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