Glossary of Defense Contracting Terms (W)

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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WAGE DETERMINATIONS ONLINE    The official source for federal contracting agencies to use when obtaining wage determinations issued by the DOL for service contracts subject to the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act(SCA) and for construction contracts subject to the Davis-Bacon Act and related Acts (DBRA).

WIDE AREA WORK FLOW    A secure web based system for electronic invoicing, receipt, and acceptance.

WORK-IN-PROCESS    Material that has been released to manufacturing, engineering, design or other services under the contract and includes undelivered manufactured parts, assemblies, and products, either complete or incomplete.  


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