Glossary of Defense Contracting Terms (K)

This Glossary provides you with the most frequently used terms in government and military base contracting. Familiarity with the language of government contracting is essential for doing business with the Department of Defense (DoD) and working with contracting offices at military bases and DoD agencies.  You may also find it helpful to use our master list of Acronyms frequently used in DoD contracting.


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KICKBACK   Any fee, money, credit, gift, gratuity, or compensation of any kind that is directly or indirectly provided to agency procurement or program officials by any contractor for the purpose of favorable treatment in connection with obtaining a contract.  


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