Acronyms Used in Government Contracting (V)

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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V&V Verification and Validation
VA   Department of Veteran Affairs
VAR   Value Added Reseller
VV&A   Verification, Validation and Accreditation
VAMOSC   Visibility and Management of Operation and Support Costs
VC   Variable Cost
VCJCS   Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
VCNO   Vice Chief of Naval Operations (Navy)

VCSA   Vice Chief of Staff (Army)
VCSAF   Vice Chief of Staff (Air Force)
VDD   Version Description Document
VE   Value Engineering
VECP   Value Engineering Change Proposal
VHSIC   Very High Speed Integrated Circuit
VLSI   Very Large Scale Integration
VOSB    Veteran Owned Small Business


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