Acronyms Used in Government Contracting (X-Y-Z)

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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XFMR   Transformer
XFREQ  Transmit frequency
XMIT   Transmit
XMT   Transmit
XMTR   Transmitter  
YFB   Ferry Boat or Launch (self-propelled) 
YFND   Dry Dock Companion Craft (non-self propelled) 
YRST   Salvage Craft Tender (non self-propelled)
YTB   Large Harbor Tug (self-propelled)
YTL   Small Harbor Tug (self-propelled)
YTM   Medium Harbor Tug (self-propelled)
YW   Water Barge (self-propelled tanker)
YWN   Water Barge (non-self-propelled)   


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