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GOES-R Series Acronyms (C)

Acronyms: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
C   Capacity
C   Celsius (degrees)
C2   command and control
C3   Command, Control and Communication
C3S   Command, Control, and Communications Segment (or System)
C&A   Certification and Accreditation  
C&C   Command and Control
C&DH   Command and Data Handling
CA   Contract Award
CAD   computer-aided design
CADCAM   Computer Aided Design Computer Aided Manufacturing
CADR / CADRe   Cost Analysis Data Requirement
CAIV   Cost as an Independent Variable
CAL/VAL   Calibration/Validation
CALIOP   Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization
CALIPSO   Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations
CAM   Commerce Acquisition Manual (DOC)
CAM   Control Account Management
CAN   Cooperative Agreement Notice
CAP   Contractor Acquired Property
CAPE   Convective Available Potential Energy
CAPL   Capillary Pumped Looped Technology
CAR   Commerce Acquisition Regulations (DOC)
CARD   Cost Analysis Requirements Document
CASPR   Cloud and Surface Parameter Retrieval
CAT   Clear Air Turbulence
CAT   Cloud Algorithm Team
CATS   Common Anomaly Tracking System
CAVE   Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) Validation Experiment
CAWS   Collaborated Aviation Weather Statement


  Battery Actual Capacity
CBB   Capability Based Build
CBE   Contractor Best Estimate


  Critical Bus Heartbeat


  Continuous Built In Test


  Battery Rated Capacity


  Commerce Business System


  Composite Bench Structure


  Computer Based Training
CBU   Consolidated Backup (previously known as Remote Backup)


  Clear Case
CCA   Circuit Card Assembly
CCAFS   Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


  Cause and Corrective Action Plan
CCB   Configuration Control Board / Change Control Board
CCBD   Configuration Control Board Directive
CCC   Component Configuration Command
CCD   Charge Coupled Device


  Cryocooler Control Electronics
CCF   Common Cause Failures


  MSU’s Coupled Cyclotron Facility
CCHP   Constant Conduction Heat Pipe


  Commerce Control List


  OS/COMET Control Language


  Change and Configuration Management Database


  Contamination Control Plan


  Common Control Provider


  Center for Climate Research (IES)


  Central Contractor Registry
CCR   Change Control Request
CCR   Configuration Change Request
CCR   Contract Change Request
CCRM   Continuous Cost Risk Management
CCSDS   Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems
CCT   Calibration Coordination Team


  Closed Circuit Television
CD   Center Director
CD   Compact Disk
CD   Critical Design
CDA   Command and Data Acquisition
CDAS   Command and Data Acquisition Station
CDB   Component Data Base
CDD    Critical Design Document
CDDL   Common Development and Distribution License
CDF   Common Data Format
CDF   Cumulative Distribution Function
CDH   Command and Data Handling
CDL   Controlled Documents List
CDMA   Code Division Multiple Access
CDO   Central Dense Overcast
CDR   Climate Data Record
CDR   Critical Design Review
CDRD   Contract Data Requirements Document
CDRL   Contract  Data Requirements List
CDRR   Critical Design Review Report
CDS   Central Data Service (NWS)
CDS   Correlated Double Sampling
CDUA   Command Decryption Unit Assembly
CE   Chief Engineer
CEA   Center Export Administrator
CEB   Camera Electronics Box


  Central Electronics Complex
CEE   Common Event Expression


  Converged Enhanced Ethernet
CEOS   Committee on Earth Observation Satellites


  Circular Equivalent Pointing
CEPS   Cloud Effective Particle Size
CEQ   Center for Environmental Quality
CER   Cost Estimating Relationships
CERES   Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System  
CERT   Computer Emergency Readiness Team
CERT   Cost Estimation Reconciliation Team
CETS   Component Environmental Test Specification
CF    Climate and Forecasts
CF/FEP   Command Formatter/Front End Processor
CFCLD   Constant Fire with CLouDs
CFD   Continuous Full Disk
CFE   Contractor-Furnished Equipment
CFI   Contractor Furnished Information
CFNOCLD   Constant Fire with NO CLouDs
CFO   Chief Financial Officer
CFR   Code of Federal Regulation
CFS   Climate Forecast System
CFSR   Contract Funds Status Report
CFY   contract fiscal year
CG   Center of Gravity
CGA   Column Grid Array
CGI   Common Gateway Interface
CGMS   Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites
CGSE   Communications Government Supplied Equipment
CHOP   Countermeasures Hands-On Program
CI   configuration Item
CI   Controlled Interface
CI   Convective Initiation
CI   Cooperative Institute
CICS   Cooperative Institute for Climate Studies
CID   Chief Information Division
CIFAR   Cooperative Institute For Alaska Research
CIL   Critical Items List
CIMMS   Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (University of Oklahoma)
CIMOM   Common Information
CIMSS   Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
CIMU   Common Inertial Measurement Unit
CIO   Center Information Office (NASA)
CIO   Chief Information Officer
CIOSS   Cooperative Institute for Oceanographic Satellite Studies
CIP   Celestial Intermediate Pole


  Critical Infrastructure Program
CIPS   Calibration, INR and Product Science
CIPS   Common Integrated Process Standard
CIRA   Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere


  Computer Incident Response Centers
CIRES   Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies
CIRREF   Cirrus Reflectance Test 
CIRT   Contractor Interim Response Team
CIS   Center for Internet Security
CITR   Commercial Information Technology Requirements
CITR   Commercial Interim Technology Requirements
CITRB   Commerce Information Technology Review Board (DOC)
CLASS   Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System
CLAVR-x   Clouds from AVHRR - extended
CLCW   Command Link Control Word
CLFM   Component Level Fault Management
CLI   Command Line Interface
CLIN   contract line item number
CloudSat   Cloud Satellite
CLTU   Command Link Transmission Unit
cm   centimeter
CM   Configuration Management
CM&O   Center Maintenance and Operations


  Cipher-based Message Authentication Code
CMART   Configuration Management and Anomaly Reporting & Tracking
CMC   Center Management Council (GSFC)
CMD   command
CMD   Contract Management Division
CMDB   Configuration Management Data Base
CMDL   Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory
CME   Coronal Mass Ejection(s)
CMI   cloud and moisture imagery 
CMI   Common Modeling Infrastructure 
CMI   Crop Moisture Index
CMIP   Cloud and Moisture Imagery Product
CMIS   Conical-scanning Microwave Imager/Sounder
CML   Consolidated Material List


  Capability Maturity Model®
CMMI   Capability Maturity Model Integration
CMO   Configuration Management Office
CMO   Configuration Management Officer (NASA)
CMORPHIR   Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Morphing algorithm with Infrared
CMP   Center Real Property Master Plan 
CMP   Configuration Management Plan
CMP   Connectivity Management Processor
CMR   Command Receiver
CMS   Configuration Management System
CMT   Configuration Management Tool
CNA   Converged Network Adaptor
CND   Could-Not-Duplicate
CNFMR   Control and Monitor Framework
CNR   Clutter-to-Noise Ratio
CNSS   Committee on National Security Systems
CO   Contracting Officer
CO   Corporate Office
CoC   Chain of Custody
COD   Cloud Optical Depth
CODAR   Coastal Ocean Dynamic Application Radar
CODATA   Committee on Data for Science and Technology
CoF   Construction of Facilities
COFR   Certificate of Flight Readiness
COGE   Cognizant Engineer
COI   critical operations issues
COMET   Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training
COMM   Communications
COMSEC   Communications Security
CONOPS / ConOps   Concept of Operations
CONUS   Contiguous United States
COOP   Continuity of Operations
COP   Contingency Operations Procedure
COP-1   Communications Operation Procedure-1
COPS   Convectively and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study
COPV   Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel
COR   Contracting Officer’s Representative
CORD   Cable Organizing and Routing Device


  Core Network
CORL   Consolidated Observational Requirement List
CoRP   The Cooperative Research Program
COS   Chief of Staff
CoS   Class of Service
CoS   Continuity of Service
COSI   Common Operating System Image
COSPAR   Committee on Space Research 
COSPAS   Cosmicheskaya Sistyema Poiska Avariynich Sudov (Space System for the Search of Vessels in Distress)


  Constructive Systems Engineering Cost Model
COTR   Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative
COTS   Commercial Off-The-Shelf
COVE   Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Ocean Validation Experiment
CP   Certificate Policy
CP   Command Procedure
CP   Contingency Plan
CP   Critical Path
CPAF   Cost Plus Award Fee
CPC   Climate Prediction Center
CPC   Computer Program Component
CPC-IRFREQ   Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Infrared Frequency Matching
CPCI   Compact Personal Computer Interface
CPCI   Computer Program Configuration Item
CPCI   Conventional Peripheral Component Interconnect
CPE   Certified Principal Engineer
CPE   Chief Project Engineer
CPFF   Cost Plus Fixed Fee
CPHC   Central Pacific Hurricane Center
CPI   Cost Performance Index
CPIC   Capital Planning and Investment Control
CPIF   Cost Plus Fixed Fee
CPL   Capillary Pumped Loop
CPL   Common Public License
CPL   consolidated product list 
CPLI   Critical Path Length Index
CPM   Central Property Management
CPM   Computer Program Module
CPM   Control and Power Module
CPMT   Command Procedure Message Text
CPR   Contractor Performance Report
CPR   Cost Performance Report
CPS   Cloud Particle Size
CPSD   Cloud Particle Size Distribution
CPSR   Contractor Purchasing System Review
CPT   Comprehensive Performance Test
CPSS   Core Propulsion Subsystem Simulator
CPU   Central Processing Unit
CQ   Clear Quest
CQCM   Cryogenic Quartz Crystal Microbalance
CR   Candidate Risk
CR   Change Request
CRAG   Contractor’s Risk Assessment Guide
CRC   Cyclic Redundancy Check
CRE   Certified Reliability Engineer
CREST   Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center
CrIS   Cross-Track Infrared Sounder
CRM   Continuous Risk Management
CRM   Customer Relationship Management
CRN   Climate Reference Network
CRRES   Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite
CRT     Cloud Region Temperature
CRT   Cloud Restoral Test
CRT   Customer Response Team
CRTM   Community Radiative Transfer Model
CRUD   Create, Read, Update, Delete
CRYOHP   Cryogenic Heat Pipe
CRYOTP   Cryogenic Two Phase
CRYPTO   Cryptography
CS   Chief Scientist
CS   Class Selector
CS   Clear Sky
CS   Common/Computer Software
CS   Conducted Susceptibility
CSA   Configuration Status Accounting
CSAM   Cyber-Security Assessment and Management
CSAR   Configuration Status Accounting Report
CSBM   Cell Sense and Bypass Module
CSBT   Clear Sky Brightness Test
CSC   Computer Software Component
CSCI   Computer Software Configuration Item
CSD   Computer Services Division
CSDGM   Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
CSE   Chief Systems Engineer
CSF   Command System Formatter
CSI   Customer Source Inspections
CSM   Climate System Model
CSO   Chief Safety and Mission Assurance Officer
CSPA   Charge Sensitive Pre-Amplifier
CSRT   Clear Sky Restoral Test
CSS   Common Support Services
CSS   Coarse Sun Sensor
CSU   Channel Service Unit
CSU   Computer Software Unit
CSS   Current Sensor Unit
CSWIT   Combined Software Integration and Test
CT   Cross Track
CTC   Channel to Channel Co-registration
CTC   Controlled Technology Coordinator
CTE   Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
CTE   Critical Technology Element
CTG   Cost To Go
CTP   Cloud Top Pressure
CTP   Command and Telemetry Processor
CTRN   CLASS Test Recipient Node
CTT   Cloud Top Temperature
CTV   Compatibility Test Van
CUT   Code and Unit Test
CV   Cost Variance
CVCM   Calibration and Validation Coordination Manager
CVCM   Collected Volatile Condensable Material
CVCT   Calibration/Validation Coordination Team
CVE   Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
CWBS   Contractor Work Breakdown Structure
CWE   Caution and Warning Electronics
CWG   Calibration Working Group
CWP   Cloud Water Path