Of persistence accuracy timeliness etc see system of

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of persistence, accuracy, timeliness, etc. See System of Systems (SoS). Fatigue A physical weakening of material because of age, stress, or vibration. Fatigue Allowance Time included in the production standard to allow for decreases or losses in production that might be attributed to worker fatigue. (Usually applied as a percentage of the leveled, normal, or adjusted time.)
B-84 Feasibility Study A study of the applicability or desirability of any management or procedural system from the standpoint of advantages versus disadvantages in any given case. Federal Acquisition Reform Act (FARA) Division D of the 1996 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It established exceptions for Commercial Item (CI) acquisitions (e.g., from Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) requirements and Cost Accounting Standards (CASs)), authorized waiver of recoupment charges in Foreign Military Sales (FMS) of major defense equipment, and repealed redundant procurement ethics statutes. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) The regulation for use by federal executive agencies for acquisition of supplies and services with appropriated funds. The FAR is supplemented by DoD, the military departments, the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The DoD supplement is called the DFARS (Defense FAR Supplement). Federal Business Opportunities System (FedBizOpps) Electronic interface designed to be a single point of entry for federal buyers to publish, and for vendors to find posted, federal business opportunities across departments and agencies. This capability provides an easy data exchange interface between FedBizOpps and each buyer agency’s electronic procurement system. Federal Debt See Gross Federal Debt. Fenced Funding An identified aggregation of resources reviewed, approved, and managed as a distinct entity. The proposed program must be developed within directed resource limitations and the approved program must be implemented within specified resources. Fences Resource levels established for a particular program that provide a way by which the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), or the Service Headquarters (HQ), can exert functional influence. May just as appropriately be called ceilings and floors that are used to protect resources. Fielding See Deploy/Deployment.
B-85 Figure of Merit The numerical value assigned to a Measure of Effectiveness (MOE), parameter, or other figure, as a result of an analysis, synthesis, or estimating technique. Final Assembly The joining together of the major sections to perform a complete unit. Firmware The combination of a hardware device and computer instructions or computer data that reside as read-only software on the hardware device. The software cannot be readily modified under program control.

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