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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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Term Definition
Collection Agency

A private sector entity whose primary business is the collection of delinquent debts (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 625).

Collection Amount

The amount of a disallowed cost that management recovers from a contractor or grantee (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 591).

Collection Of Information

The obtaining, causing to be obtained, soliciting, or requiring the disclosure to an agency, third parties, or the public of information by or for an agency by means of identical questions posed, to, or identical reporting, record keeping, or disclosure requirements imposed on ten or more persons, whether such collection of information is mandatory, voluntary or required to obtain a benefit (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 506).

Combining Statements

Financial statements which present information found in the Principal Financial Statements by major programs, activities or funds, where feasible or appropriate (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 594).

Commercial Activity

An activity conducted by a Federal agency that provides a product or service that could be obtained from the private sector (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 104).

Commercial Property

Property that is available through lease or purchase in the commercial market (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 547).

Commercial Services Contracts

Contracts let on a commercial basis for the running or management of a utility or distribution network (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 221).

Commercial Telegrams

Telegrams that are sometimes sent to international or domestic addresses that do not have access to governmental telegraphic facilities. In such cases, delivery is by commercial telegraphic systems. The Department of State (DOS) uses commercial telegram systems only for domestic locations (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 549).

Commissioned Diplomatic Title

See 3 FAM 2430 (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 435).

Commitment

An administrative reservation of funds in anticipation of their obligation (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 621, 634).

Commodity

Any material, article, supply, goods, or equipment (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 221, 310, 312).

Commodity Import Program (Cip)

A program in which USAID provides foreign exchange to a host country that, by the terms of the applicable agreement between USAID and the host country, is used to finance particular commodity import transactions of the host country (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 307, 320, 324).

Commodity-Related Services

Delivery services and - or incidental services (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 221).

Communications And Records

Planning, controlling, directing, organizing, training, promoting, and other managerial activities related to the creation, maintenance and use, and disposition of records. The purpose of communications and records is to achieve adequate and proper documentation of Federal policies and transactions and effective and economical management of Mission operations (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 527).

Communications Security (Comsec)

Measures taken to deny unauthorized persons information derived from telecommunica-tions of the U.S. Government concerning national security, and to ensure the authenticity of such telecommunications. COMSEC includes crypto-security, transmission security, emissions security, and physical security of COMSEC material and information (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 562).

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