Appendix B: Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

Advana: Advancing Analytics, a centralized data and analytics platform that provides DoD users with common business data, decision support analytics, and data tools

CHARRTS: Congressional Hearings and Reporting Requirements Tracking System designed to track deadlines and reporting requirements contained within the NDAA, Defense Appropriations Bill, or other relevant legislation

COTS: Commercial off-the-shelf software, any ready-made software that is available to the public to purchase, license, or lease

CRM: Customer relationship management program, any program that provides a user interface and data tools to manage and track user interactions. Examples include Salesforce, ServiceNow, and Microsoft Dynamics.

CUI: Controlled unclassified information is any information that is not classified but still requires higher levels of protection and control than publicly available information. See the National Archives website for examples

Enclave: A broad term that includes the digital infrastructure, software, data, business processes, service offerings, and necessary expertise to facilitate timely and accurate knowledge and data exchange between Congress and the DoD.

J-Books: Budget justification books are budget documents that contain information about the specific budget items such program element (PE) identifying code, cost, description, schedule, and capabilities.

PPBE: Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution, the current process for allocating and using money throughout the DoD.

SUNnet: Secure Unclassified Network, is a platform for sharing unclassified program, information, and collaboration tools with internal and external partners.

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