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Acronym

Description

AAO

Agency Authorizing Official

ACO

Administrative Contracting Officer

ACS

Audio Conferencing Service

AHC

Agency Hierarchy Code

ASRN

Agency Service Request Number

ATMS

Asynchronous Transfer Mode Service

AVMS

Anti Virus Management Service

BBKUP&R

Backup and Restore

bps

Bits per second


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C.O.

Contracting Officer

CB

Centralized Billing

CBR

Constant Bit Rate

CCS

Call Center/Customer Contact Center Services

CDD

Custom Design Document

CDNS

Content Delivery Network Services

CDPDS

Cellular Digital Packet Data Service

CDR

Call Detail Records

CHS

Collocated Hosting Services

CIPS

Converged Internet Protocol Services

CIR

Committed Information Rate

CLEC

Competitive Local Exchange Carrier

CLLI

Common Language Location Identifier

CONS

Content Delivery Network Services

CONUS

Contiguous United States

COOP

Continuity Of Operations

COR

Contracting Officer’s Representative

COS

Class of Service

CoSS

Collaboration Support Services

COTR

Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative

CPCS

Cellular/Personal Communications Service

CPE

Customer Premises Equipment

CPNI

Customer Proprietary Network Information

CPO

Contractor’s Program Office

CPO

Contractor’s Program Organization

CS

Combined Services

CSDE

Customer Specific Design and Engineering

CSDES

Customer Specific Design and Engineering Services

CSDS

Circuit Switched Data Service

CSO

Customer Service Office

CSS

Circuit Switched Service

CTD

Customer Training and Documentation

CWD

Customer Want Date


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DAR

Designated Agency Representative

DB

Direct Billing

DFS

Dark Fiber Services

DHS

Dedicated Hosting Services

DNIS

Dialed Number Identification Service

DSL

Digital Subscriber Line

DTS

Dedicated Transmission Service

DUNS

Data Universal Numbering System

ECR

Enhanced Call Routing

EDI

Electronic Data Exchange

EFT

Electronic Funds Transfer

E-LAN

Ethernet Private Local Area Network

E-LINE

Ethernet Private Line

E-Mail

Electronic Mail

EMS

Electronic Messaging Service

EN

Event Notification

EOS

Elements of Service


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FAR

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FAX

Facsimile

FB

Fixed Bandwidth

FCC

Federal Communications Commission

FFP

Firm Fixed Price

FOCN

Firm Order Commitment Notice

FOIA

Freedom of Information Act

FOTS

Fiber Optic Transport System

FRS

Frame Relay Service

FSS

Fixed Satellite Service

FT3

Fractional T3

FTI

Fractional Ti

FTP

File Transfer Protocol

FTR

Federal Telecommunications Recommendations

FTS

Federal Technology Service (Federal Telecommunications Service prior to October 1997)

FTS200I

Federal Telecommunications System 2001


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GAO

General Accounting Office

Gbps

Gigabit per second

Gbyte

Gigabyte

GFE

Government Furnished Equipment

GFP

Government Furnished Property (formerly Government Furnished Equipment)

GHz

Gigahertz

GIF

Graphics Interchange Format

GigE

Gigabit Ethernet

GNOSC

Government Networks Operation Security Center

GOS

Grade of Service

GSA

General Services Administration

GSA FTS

General Services Administration, Federal Technology Service

GSAR

GSA Regulation

HTML

HyperText Markup Language

HTTP

HyperText Transfer Protocol

HTTPS

HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure

Hz

Hertz


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I/O

Input/Output

IA

Invoice Archive

ICB

Individual Case Basis

ID

Identification (User)

IDDD

International Direct Dial

IDPS

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Service

IEC

Interexchange Carrier

IFS

Internet Facsimile Service

IILEC

Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier

IM (UMS)

Instant Messaging

INC

International Carrier

INRS

Incident Response Service

IOPS

Input/Output per Second

IP

Internet Protocol

IPS

Internet Protocol Service

IPSEC

Internet Protocol Security

IPTelS

Internet Protocol Telephony Service

IPVPN

Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network

IPVTS

Internet Protocol Video Transport Services

IPX

Internet Protocol Exchange

ISDN

Integrated Services Digital Network

ITFS

International Toll Free Service

ITS

Institute for Telecommunication Sciences

IVR

Interactive Voice Response

IXC

Interexchange Carrier

kbps

Kilobit per second

kHz

Kilohertz

KPI

Key Performance Indicator


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L2VPNS

Layer 2 Virtual Private Network Services

LAN

Local Area Network

LEC

Local Exchange Carrier

LERG

Local Exchange Routing Guide

LGC

Local Government Contact

LMRS

Land Mobile Radio Service

MAA

Metropolitan Area Acquisition

MAN

Metropolitan Area Network

MAS

Multiple Award Schedule

MB

Mega Bytes

Mbps

Megabit per second

MEAS

Managed E-Authentication Service

MFS

Managed Firewall Service

MHz

Megahertz

MNS

Managed Network Services

MOP

Management and Operations

MRC

Monthly Recurring Charge

MRG

Minimum Revenue Guarantee

MSS

Mobile Satellite Service

MTSP

Multi-Tier Security Profiles

MTSS

Managed Tiered Security Services

MTTR

Mean Time To Repair

MTTR (ES)

Meantime To Restore

MUX

Multiplexor

MWLANS

Multimode Wireless LAN Service


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NBIP-VPNS

Network-Based Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network Services

NCR

Network Call Redirect

NECC

Networx Enterprise Customer Center

NHC

Networx Hosting Center

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NMOC

Network Management Operations Cente

NNI

Network to Network Interface

NOC

Network Operations Center

NPA

Numbering Plan Area

NRC

Non-recurring Charge

NS/EP

National Security and Emergency Preparedness Requirements

NTSC

National Television Standards Committee Standard

NUCC

Networx Universal Customer Center

NUI

Network User Identification

NXX

Numbering Exchange

OCD

Operational Capability Demonstration

OSS

Operational Support System

OWS

Optical Wavelength Services


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PagS

Paging Service

PBIP-VPNS

Premises-Based Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network Services

PBX

Private Branch Exchange

PIN

Personal Identification Number

PIR

Peak Information Rate

PlC

Primary Interexchange Carrier

PLS

Private Line Service

PMO

Program Management Office

PMP

Program Management Plan

POC

Point of Contact

POP

Point of Presence

POS

Packet over SONET

POTS

Plain Old Telephone Service

PSS

Packet Switched Service

PSTN

Public Switched Telephone Network

PVC

Permanent Virtual Circuit

QA

Quality Assurance

QoS

Quality of Service

RT

Response Time

RTP

Real-Time Transport Protocol


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SAN

Storage Area Network

SatAA

Satellite Access Arrangement

SBU

Sensitive but Unclassified

SC

Service Coordinator

SCID

Service Configuration Identification

SCR

Sustained Cell Rate

SDP

Service Delivery Point

SED

Service Enabling Device

SLA

Service Level Agreement

SMEMS

Secure Managed Email Service

SO

Service Order

SOC

Service Order Confirmation

SOCN

Service Order Completion Notice

SONET

Synchronous Optical Network Services

SOP

Service Delivery Point

SOW

Statement of Work

SS

Storage Services

SS

Storage Services

SSA

Source Selection Authority

SVC

Switched Virtual Circuit

SVS

Switched Voice Service

SWC

Serving Wire Center


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TCP/IP

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol

TDD

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf

TDD/TTY

Telecommunication Device for the Deaf/Teletypewriter

TFNM

Toll Free Network Manager

TFS

Toll Free Service

TIFF

Tag Image File Format

TOPS

Telecommunications Ordering and Pricing System

TS

Telecommunications Services

TSP

Telecommunications Service Priority

TTR

Time to Restore

TWS

Teleworking Services

U.S.

United States

UBI

Unique Billing Identifier

UBR

Unspecified Bit Rate

UBS

Unclassified But Sensitive

UI

User Interface

UIFN

Universal International Free Phone Number

UITN

Universal International Toll Free Number

UMS

Unified Messaging Services

UNI

User-to-Network Interface


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VAS

Value Added Service

VBR

Variable Bit Rate

VBR-NRT

Variable Bit Rate-Near Real-Time (also: nrt-VBR)

VBR-rt

Variable Bit Rate-Real Time

VC

Virtual Circuit

VLAN

Virtual Local Area Network

VOFR

Voice over Frame Relay

VOIP

Voice over Internet Protocol

VOIPTS

Voice over Internet Protocol Transport Services

VPN

Virtual Private Network

VS

Voice Services

VSAT

Very Small Aperture Terminal

VSS

Vulnerability Scanning Service

VTS

Video Teleconferencing Services

WAN

Wide Area Network

WCS

Web Conferencing Services

WLAN

Wireless Local Area Network

WLNAA

Wireline Access Arrangement

WLNAS

Wireline Access Service

WLSAA

Wireless Access Arrangement


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