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  1. Hi all, I am writing up an Approval Matrix for my USAID funded contract (a matrix of virtually any decision we might need to make and what the approval process is under our contract). In reviewing the draft document, a colleague asked me "how do you differentiate between "approval" and "concurrence," since the contract is not always clear." This led me to include a small glossary where I detail this, but in defining the two, it led me to the question; how does the federal government define and differentiate the two? I know this may seem self-explanatory, but when requesting approval and concurrence for different items from our CO and COR, it does seem like there is a gray area that is not as definitive as the strict definition of the two terms in the dictionary. I also could not find any any pertinent regulations an explanation to help me. Any input you may have would be most welcome on this issue. Thank you very much!