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Jargon Buster

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Acquisition specialist term for procurement, especially as it relates to sourcing new technology includes defining the need, tendering, contract negotiation and management, training in new systems, risk management, through to eventual disposal or decommissioning

BAC Battle Area Clearance

CIED Counter-Improvised Explosive Device

Capacity building a development term: Planned development of (or increase in) knowledge, output rate, management skills, and other capabilities of an organisation through acquisition, incentives, technology and/or training.  

CBRN Chemical / Biological / Radiological / Nuclear

DDR Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration (of soldiers)

DLoD  Defence Lines of Development: a defence acquisition programme management model

EOD  Explosive Ordnance Disposal

ERW Explosive Remnants of War (syn. UXO)

IEDD Improvised Explosive Device Disposal

IMAS International Mine Action Standards

IMSMA Information Management System for Mine Action

PRINCE2®  a Government-approved system for managing large projects, involving the control of risks at each stage, and careful planning of budgets, timescales and resources

SAT Systems Approach to Training

TNA Training Needs Analysis

TTPs Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (implicitly of terrorist groups)

UXO Unexploded Ordnance (i.e. shells or rockets)

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