Term: ISO

International Organization for Standardization, responsible for defining characteristics of quality regimes (manufacturing and services), and an environmental protection regime. The organization’s website states that ISO is not an acronym of the organization’s name in any language (and note that the organization’s name in English is not “International Standards Organization”). Instead, …

Term: Operator

In business, someone who delivers a product or service to an external client or who manages a group that does. Most often used to distinguish someone from a “marketer,” who sells products or services but does not create them, or from someone providing an in-house service like accounting. It has …

Term: MACA

Months after contract award. Almost never used in the expanded form because the acronym is so cool. Who says Proposal Landers are nerds? Used to identify when milestones will occur and/or when written deliverables are due. Pronounced as “ma-ka,” rather than being spelled out.