The Government Contracting industry has its own language. Talk with any federal contractor and they will rattle off seemingly random strings of letters without any additional context – all while expecting you to keep up.
We are notorious for our acronyms. We are addicted to our alphabet soup.
To make things even more complicated, our industry enjoys creating language confusion with our native tongue. We use terms and jargon that sound like something an outsider should be familiar with but we insiders know it has a particular and regimented meaning through the lens of U.S. Government Contracting.
In 1825 Noah Webster created the dictionary with the hope to standardize American speech. And in 2022 The Pulse has decided to do the same…but this time for Federal Government Contractors.