GOES-R Series Acronyms (C)

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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
CAM Cost Account Manager
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
Cba Battery Actual Capacity
CBB Capability Based Build
CBE Contractor Best Estimate
CBHB Critical Bus Heartbeat
CBIT Continuous Built In Test
CBR Battery Rated Capacity
CBS Commerce Business System
CBS Composite Bench Structure
CBT Computer Based Training
CBU Consolidated Backup (previously known as Remote Backup)
CC Clear Case
CCA Circuit Card Assembly
CCAFS Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
CCAP 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
CCE Cryocooler Control Electronics
CCF Common Cause Failures
CCF MSU’s Coupled Cyclotron Facility
CCHP Constant Conduction Heat Pipe
CCL Commerce Control List
CCL OS/COMET Control Language
CCMDB Change and Configuration Management Database
CCP Contamination Control Plan
CCP Common Control Provider
CCOR Compact Coronagraph
CCR Center for Climate Research (IES)
CCR 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
CCTV Closed Circuit Television
CD Center Director
CD Compact Disk
CD Critical Design
CDA Command and Data Acquisition
CDA Controllable Drive Actuators
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
CEC Central Electronics Complex
CEE Common Event Expression
CEE Converged Enhanced Ethernet
CEI Current Execution Index
CEOS Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
CEP 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
CIM CCOR Instrument Model
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
CIP Critical Infrastructure Program
CIPS Calibration, INR and Product Science
CIPS Common Integrated Process Standard
CIRA Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
CIRC 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
CMAC Cipher-based Message Authentication Code
CMART Configuration Management and Anomaly Reporting & Tracking
CMC Camera Mechanism Card
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
CMM Capability Maturity Model®
CMM Coordinate Measuring Machine
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
COREnet 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)
COSYSMO 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 Contract Value
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