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Acronyms and Abbreviations

Section 5(1)(c) of Attachment A of the Requirements for annual reports for departments, agencies and FMA Act bodies (June 2013) states that an annual report must contain 'a glossary to make clear the meanings of any abbreviations and acronyms used'. This list of abbreviations and acronyms fulfils that requirement.

  • ADF Australian Defence Force
  • ADFA Australian Defence Force Academy
  • ADFHQ Australian Defence Force Headquarters
  • AFM Air Force Minor Project
  • AGO Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation
  • AGSVA Australian Government Security Vetting Agency
  • AMP Army Minor Project
  • ANA Afghan National Army
  • ANAO Australian National Audit Office
  • ANU Australian National University
  • APS Australian Public Service
  • ARH Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter
  • ASD Australian Signals Directorate
  • ASDEFCON Australian Standard for Defence Contracting
  • ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • CA Chief of Army
  • CAF Chief of Air Force
  • CDF Chief of the Defence Force
  • CEO Chief Executive Officer
  • CN Chief of Navy
  • COO Chief Operating Officer
  • CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
  • DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • DFDA Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
  • DFRB Defence Force Retirements Benefits Scheme
  • DFRDB Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Scheme
  • DMO Defence Materiel Organisation
  • DOTAM Directorate of Operations and Training Area Management
  • DPG Defence People Group
  • DSRG Defence Support and Reform Group
  • DSTO Defence Science and Technology Organisation
  • DVA Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • E equivalent
  • EL Executive Level
  • ELF Enhanced Land Force
  • EPBC Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation
  • ESPS (ESPS Cantabria) Spanish Armada tanker
  • FCAFC Federal Court of Australia Full Court
  • FOI freedom of information
  • GST goods and services tax
  • HMAS Her Majesty's Australian Ship
  • Hon Honourable
  • HQJOC Headquarters Joint Operations Command
  • ICT information and communications technology
  • IGADF Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force
  • IT information technology
  • JMP Joint Minor Project
  • JP Joint Project
  • LAN local area network
  • LAND land
  • LEAP Living Environment and Accommodation Precinct
  • LHD landing helicopter dock
  • MG (Honorific) Medal for Gallantry
  • MP Minister or Parlianment
  • MRH Multi-Role Helicopter
  • MSBS Military Superannuation and Benefits Scheme
  • NAIDOC National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
  • NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NGD Next Generation Desktop
  • NMP Navy Minor Project
  • OHS Occupational Health and Safety
  • OPA Official Public Account
  • OSCDF Office of the Secretary and the Chief of the Defence Force
  • PNG Papua New Guinea
  • QMI Queensland Mounted Infantry
  • RAAF Royal Australian Air Force
  • RAN Royal Australian Navy
  • RIDL RAAF Intelligence Deployable LAN
  • ROE rate of effort
  • SASR Special Air Service Regiment
  • SeMPRO Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Office
  • SES Senior Executive Service
  • SMART specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound
  • SQN squadron
  • TCAS Traffic Collision and Avoidance System
  • UHF Ultra High Frequency
  • URD Unit Ready Days
  • US United States
  • VC Victoria Cross for Australia
  • VCDF Vice Chief of the Defence Force
  • WGS Wideband Global Satellite Communications System
  • WHS work health and safety
  • WINTER Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles
  • WTSS Weapons Training Simulator System
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