Keep Your Government Contracting Acronyms Straight

acronyms and terms for government contracting

If you’ve been doing government contracting work for as long as we have the acronyms and jargon are second nature to you. We’ve kept a small list for some of our clients to help keep everything straight. If you’re just getting into government contracting or just need a place to recall a less common acronym or term we’ve made this for you. Please note that these are the definitions from a government contractor’s perspective (as some of the terms have definitions outside of government work as well).

Check out the Glossary here.

It is a running list so if you see any that we’re missing or need assistance with an unfamiliar government contracting acronym or term, please let us know at

What if you're too big for QuickBooks?

“I am too big for QuickBooks because QuickBooks can’t do Cost Plus Fixed Fee contracts. Right?”

Not anymore.

This is a common thought in the industry and we felt the same way prior to the creation of Command Systems. Often times government contractors like the simplicity of QuickBooks but need to switch platforms because of limitations as you grow. Command Systems allows you to “stay on QuickBooks much longer.” How much longer? Well, provided that you’re not a manufacturer, Command + QuickBooks is more robust than any other combination of systems on the market today. You can handle any amount of contracts in varying complexities.