When I was a tech writer I frequently came across some of this colorfully obtuse language. Using it outside the tech world I won a T-shirt and the 2007 Sun News "Dear Santa Contest," which resulted in a veritable plethora of gifts. Enjoy.
As any self-respecting bureaucrat knows, it is bad form indeed to use a single, simple word when six or seven obfuscating ones will do. But where is the Washington phrasemaker to turn if he is hung up for what Horace called "words a foot and a half long"? Simple. Just glance at the Systematic Buzz Phrase Projector, or S.B.P.P. The S.B.P.P. has aptly obscure origins but appears to come from a Royal Canadian Air Force listing of fuzzy phrases. It was popularized in Washington by Philip Broughton, a U.S. Public Health official, who circulated it among civil servants and businessmen. A sort of mini-thesaurus of baffle-gab, it consists of a three column list of 30 overused but appropriately pretentious words. Whenever a GS-14 or deputy assistant secretary needs an opaque phrase, he need only think of a three digit number--any one will do as well as the next--and select the corresponding "buzz words" from the three columns. For example, 257 produces "systemized logistical projection," which has the ring of absolute authority and means absolutely nothing. Broughton's baffle-gab guide.