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The glossary lists commonly used terms and acronyms in our various divisions. The glossary is to help our customers better understand VIB. The various agencies listed are strong allies in the pursuit of VIB’s mission. Please use this reference accordingly. Thank you.

3PL - Third Party Logistics
AbilityOne Commission - Acting Board members enforcing AbilityOne regulations
AbilityOne Program - enacted by Congress to help in the employment of people with disabilities
AFB - Air Force Base (Langley)
BRAC - Base Realignment and Closure
BSC - Base Supply Centers located on military bases and government installations selling products
CDCO - Court Debt Collection Office
CMS - Contract Management Services
DARS - Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services
DBVI - Department for Blind and Visually Impaired
DCMA - Defense Contract Management Agency
DLA - Defense Logistics Agency
DOD - Department of Defense
EVA - state of Virginia electronic purchasing system
FAR - Federal Acquisition Regulation
FSSI - Federal Strategic Sourcing Imitative
GPC - Government Purchase Card used for all federal purchases
GSA - General Services Administration
IMPAC - International Merchant Purchasing Authorization Card
ISO - International Standards of Operation
JWOD - Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act
NAEPB - National Association for the Employment of People who are Blind
NAS - Naval Air Station (Oceana)
NIB - National Industries for the Blind
Skilcraft - Branded label of the AbilityOne program, and people with disabilities
VA - Veteran’s Administration
VIB - Virginia Industries for the Blind
VIB-C - Virginia Industries for the Blind Charlottesville Headquarters and Plant
VIB-R - Virginia Industries for the Blind Richmond Plant
VR - Vocational Rehabilitation
VITA - Virginia Information Technology Agency
VRCBVI - Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired