Defense contracting is full of precise language and acronyms that one is expected to know. It can be a challenge to find good information from the DoD, so Mil-Pac offers this information to help. In the process of defining some these terms we will try to explain some related concepts.   Refer to Mil-Std-129R Definitions for information of labeling terms.

This information is not meant as a substitute for understanding of your contracts and the relevant defense standards and regulations. Seek assistance from DCMA, DLA and other contracting officials if you are unclear of your contractual responsibilities. Our DOD Resources page has some helpful contact information.

  • CAGE Extensions for WAWF submissions
  • DD1149 – Property Transfer Form
  • DD250 – Receiving Report Form
  • EDI – Electronic Data Interchange
  • GFP – Government Furnished Property
  • IUID – Item Unique Identification (aka UID)
  • IUID Registry  (aka UID Registry)
  • Mil-Std-129R – Military Labeling Standard
  • Mil-Std-129R Terms – Labeling-specific terms and concepts
  • MSL – Military Shipment Label (DD1387)
  • PIID – Procurement Instrument Identification
  • RFID – Radio Frequency Identification
  • RRR – Reparable Receiving Report (WAWF)
  • TCN – Transportation Control Number
  • UID – Unique Identification (see IUID)
  • UII – Unique Item Identifier
  • VAN – Value-Added Network
  • VSM – Vendor Shipment Module (DLA)
  • WA250 – WAWF Receiving Report Form
  • WAWF – Wide Area Workflow