To work with the government, you need to speak its language. And that includes knowing and using its alphabet soup of acronyms, especially when responding to an RFP or bid.

For example, DoD, NSA, and DHS are all in the vernacular of businesses working in the security services and equipment industry. Your mastery of government parlance puts agencies at ease and lets them know that you've done your research. I've had several requests for a government acronyms list after publishing my government dictionary, so I've put together the following guide of government acronyms.


Government Acronyms - A

AAPC - Accounting and Auditing Policy Committee
ABMC - American Battle Monuments Commission
ACC - Air Combat Command
ACDA - United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
ACF - Administration for Children and Families
ACHP - Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
ACQ - Web Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology
ACSL - Alternate Crops and Systems Lab
ACYF - Administration for Children, Youth, and Families
ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
ADC - Program against Digital Counterfeiting of Currency
ADD - Administration on Developmental Disabilities
ADF - African Development Foundation
AFDC - Aid to Families with Dependent Children
AFIS - American Forces Information Service
AFRC - Air Force Reserve Command
AFROTC - Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
AFRTS - Armed Forces Radio and Television Service
AFS - Air Facility Sub-System
AFSC- Armed Forces Staff College
AFSPC - Air Force Space Command
AGRICOLA - Agricultural Online Access
AHCPR - Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
AHPCRC - Army High Performance Computing Research Center
AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHS - American Housing Survey
AID - Agency for International Development
AIRS - Aerometric Information Retrieval System
AMS - Agricultural Marketing Service
ANA - Administration for Native Americans
ANG - Air National Guard
AOA - Administration on Aging
APHIS - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
ARB - Administrative Review Board
ARBA - Army Review Boards Agency
ARC - Appalachian Regional Commission
ARNet - Acquisition Reform Network
ARPA - Advanced Research Projects Agency
ARS - Agricultural Research Service
ATF - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
ATSDR - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
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Government Acronyms - B

BARC - Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
BEA - Bureau of Economic Analysis
BEP- Bureau of Engraving and Printing
BEST - Bio-monitoring of Environmental Status and Trends
BHPr - Bureau of Health Professions
BIA - Bureau of Indian Affairs
BIC - Business Information Center
BIMAS - Bio-Informatics Molecular Analysis Section
BIS - Bureau of Industry and Security
BJA - Bureau of Justice Assistance
BJS - Bureau of Justice Statistics
BLM - Bureau of Land Management
BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics
BMDO - Ballistic Missile Defense Organization
BNA - Bureau of National Affairs
BOP - Federal Bureau of Prisons
BOR - Bureau of Reclamation
BPA - Bonneville Power Administration
BPD - Bureau of the Public Debt
BPHC - Bureau of Primary Health Care
BRB - Benefits Review Board
BRD - Biological Resource Division
BRFSS - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
BSC - Business Service Centers
BTS - Bureau of Transportation Statistics
BVA - Board of Veterans Appeals
BXA - Bureau of Export Administration
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Government Acronyms - C

CAGE - Commercial and Government Entity
CBD - Commerce Business Daily
CBER - Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
CBIAC - Chemical and Biological Defense Information Analysis Center
CBO - Congressional Budget Office
CCB - Child Care Bureau
CCC - Commodity Credit Corporation
CCR - Commission on Civil Rights
CDBG - Community Development Block Grants
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
CDER - Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
CDFI - Community Development Financial Institutions
CDRH - Center for Devices and Radiological Health
CEA - Council of Economic Advisers
CEDR - Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource
CEN - Bureau of the Census
CEOS - Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section
CEPPO - Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office
CEPS - Center for Earth and Planetary Studies
CEQ - Council on Environmental Quality
CERCLIS - Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Information System
CETEC - Topographic Engineering Center
CFDA - Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CFOC - Chief Financial Officers Council
CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
CFSAN - National Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
CFTC - Commodity Futures Trading Commission
CHAMPVA - Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs
CHID - Combined Health Information Database
CIA - Central Intelligence Agency
CIAO - Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office
CIC - Consumer Information Center
CID U.S. - Army Criminal Investigation Command
CIPRIS - Coordinated Interagency Partnership Regulating International Students
CIS - Cancer Information Service
CIT - Center for Information Technology
CITES - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CMHS - Center for Mental Health Services
CMS - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMV - Center for Minority Veterans
CNO - Chief of Naval Operations
CNPP - Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
CNS - Corporation for National Service
CONRAIL - Consolidated Rail Corporation
CONSER - Cooperative Online Serials
COP - Coastal Ocean Program
COPS - Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
CPI - Consumer Price Index
CPMS - Defense Civilian Personnel Management Service
CPO - Corrections Program Office
CPSC - Consumer Product Safety Commission
CRC - Civil Rights Center
CRISP - Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects
CRP - Conservation Reserve Program
CRS - Congressional Research Service; Community Relations Service
CSAP - Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
CSAT - Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
CSB - Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
CSE - Office of Child Support Enforcement
CSI - Center for the Study of Intelligence
CSR - Center for Scientific Review
CSREES - Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
CTEP - Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program
CUAP - College and University Affiliations Program
CWC - Chemical Weapons Convention
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Government Acronyms - D

DA - Department of the Army
DARPA - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DAU - Defense Acquisition University
DCAA - Defense Contract Audit Agency
DCRT - Division of Computer Research and Technology
DDC - Defense Distribution Center
DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration
DeCA - Defense Commissary Agency
DESA - Department of Economic and Social Affairs
DESC - Defense Energy Support Center
DFAS - Defense Finance and Accounting Service
DHS - Department of Homeland Security
DIA - Defense Intelligence Agency
DINFOS - Defense Information School
DISA - Defense Information Systems Agency
DLA - Defense Logistics Agency
DLAPS - Defense Logistics Agency Publishing System
DLIS - Defense Logistics Information Service
DLSA - Defense Legal Services Agency
DMA - Defense Mapping Agency
DMDC - Defense Manpower Data Center
DMS - Defense Mapping School
DNFSB - Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
DNSC - Defense National Stockpile Center
DOC - Department of Commerce
DOD - Department of Defense
DODEA - Department of Defense Education Activity
DoDISS - DoD Index of Specifications and Standards
DoDSSP - Single Stock Point for Specifications and Standards
DOE - Department of Energy
DOI - Department of the Interior
DOJ - Department of Justice
DOL - Department of Labor
DORRA DLA - Office of Operations Research and Resource Analysis
DOS - Department of State
DOT - Department of Transportation
DPC - Domestic Policy Council
DRMS - Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service
DSCA - Defense Security Cooperation Agency
DSS - Defense Security Service
DTIC - Defense Technical Information Center
DTRA - Defense Threat Reduction Agency
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Government Acronyms - E

EAR - Export Administration Regulations
EBSA - Employee Benefits Security Administration
ECA - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
ECAB - Employees' Compensation Appeals Board
ECI - National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education
ECIE - Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency
ECOSOC - Economic and Social Council
ECP - Emergency Conservation Program
ED - Department of Education
EDA - Economic Development Administration
EDGAR - Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval
EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EHP - Environmental Health Perspectives
EIA - Energy Information Administration
EIS - Epidemic Intelligence Service
EM - Office of Environmental Management
ENC - Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
EO - Executive Order
EOIR - Executive Office for Immigration Review
EOUSA - Executive Office for United States Attorneys
EOWS - Executive Office of Weed and Seed
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
EREN - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network
ERIC - Educational Resources Information Center
ERL - Environmental Research Laboratories
EROD - Education Resource Organizations Directory
ERS - Economic Research Service
ESA - Employment Standards Administration; Economics and Statistics Administration
ESDIM - Environmental Services Data and Information Management
ETA - Employment and Training Administration
Ex-Im - Bank Export-Import Bank of the United States
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Government Acronyms - F

FAA - Federal Aviation Administration
Fannie Mae - Federal National Mortgage Association
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization
FAPRS - Federal Assistance Programs Retrieval System
FAR - Federal Acquisition Regulation
Farmer Mac - Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation
FAS - Foreign Agricultural Service
FASAB - Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
FBCI - Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBIS - Foreign Broadcast Information Service
FBO - Federal Business Opportunities (also called "FedBizOpps")
FCA - Farm Credit Administration
FCC - Federal Communications Commission
FCIC - Federal Consumer Information Center; Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
FDIC - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FEB - Federal Executive Board
FEC - Federal Election Commission
FEDIX - Federal Information Exchange Inc.
FEDRIP - Federal Research in Progress Database
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
FERC - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FETC - Federal Energy Technology Center
FFB - Federal Financing Bank
FHA - Federal Housing Administration
FHFB - Federal Housing Finance Board
FHWA - Federal Highway Administration
FIA - Federal Insurance Administration
FINCEN - Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FIPS - Federal Information Processing Standard
FJC - Federal Judicial Center
FLETC - Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
FLRA - Federal Labor Relations Authority
FMC - Federal Maritime Commission
FMCS - Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
FMCSA - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
FMLA - Family and Medical Leave Act
FMS - Financial Management Service
FMSHRC - Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
FNCS - Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services
FNMA - Federal National Mortgage Association
FNS - Food and Nutrition Service
FOIA - Freedom of Information Act
FOMC - Federal Open Market Committee
FPDC - Federal Procurement Data Center
FR - Federal Register
FRA - Federal Railroad Administration
FRB - Federal Reserve Board
FRS - Federal Reserve System; Federal Relay Service
FRTIB - Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
FS - Forest Service
FSA - Farm Service Agency; Office of Federal Student Aid
FSIS - Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSS - Federal Supply Service
FTA - Federal Transit Administration
FTC - Federal Trade Commission
FTS - Federal Technology Service
FWS - Fish and Wildlife Service
FYSB - Family and Youth Services Bureau
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Government Acronyms - G

GAO - General Accounting Office
GATT - General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GCMD - Global Change Master Directory
GILS - Government Information Locator Service
Ginnie Mae - Government National Mortgage Association
GIPSA - Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration
GIS - Geographic Information Systems
GNIS - Geographic Names Information System
GNMA - Government National Mortgage Association
GPO - Government Printing Office
GPRA - Government Performance and Results Act
GPS - Global Positioning System
GSA - General Services Administration
GSFC - Goddard Space Flight Center
GWA - Government-wide Accounting Project Group
GwoB - Government without Boundaries
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Government Acronyms - H

HAC - Health Administration Center
HCFA - Health Care Financing Administration
HHS - Department of Health and Human Services
HIRS - Health Information Resources Service
HPCC - High Performance Computing and Communications
HRSA - Health Resources and Services Administration
HSB - Head Start Bureau
HUD - Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Government Acronyms - I

IA - Import Administration
IACB - Indian Arts and Crafts Board
IADRWG - Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group
IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
IAEGC - Inter-Agency Electronic Grants Committee
IAF - Inter-American Foundation
IBB - International Broadcasting Bureau
ICAF - Industrial College of the Armed Forces
ICAO - International Civil Aviation Organization
ICC - Interstate Commerce Commission
IES - Institute of Education Sciences
IHS - Indian Health Service
IIP - International Information Programs
ILAB - Bureau of International Labor Affairs
ILO - International Labor Organization
IMF - International Monetary Fund
IMLS - Institute of Museum and Library Services
INF - Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces
INL - Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
INS - Immigration and Naturalization Service
INSS - Institute for National Strategic Studies
INTERPOL - International Criminal Police Organization
IO - Bureau of International Organization Affairs
IOM - International Organization for Migration
IRMC - Information Resources Management College
IRS - Internal Revenue Service
ITA - International Trade Administration
ITC - United States International Trade Commission
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Government Acronyms - J

JAG - Judge Advocate General
JCS - Joint Chiefs of Staff
JEC - Joint Economic Committee
JFSC - Joint Forces Staff College
JSC - Johnson Space Center
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Government Acronyms - K

KSC - Kennedy Space Center
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Government Acronyms - L

LC - Library of Congress
LOC - Library of Congress
LOCIS - Library of Congress Information System
LSC - Legal Services Corporation
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Government Acronyms - M

MAC - Market Access and Compliance
MARAD - Maritime Administration
MARVEL - Machine Assisted Realization of the Virtual Electronic Library
MBDA - Minority Business Development Agency
MCHB - Maternal and Child Health Bureau
MCTL - Militarily Critical Technologies List
MedPAC - Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
MeSH - Medical Subject Headings
MIGA - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
MMS - Minerals Management Service
MSA - Metropolitan Statistical Area
MSEL - Materials Science and Engineering Library
MSHA - Mine Safety and Health Administration
MSPB - Merit Systems Protection Board
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Government Acronyms - N

NACIC - National Counterintelligence Center
NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement
NAICS - North American Industry Classification System
NAL - National Agricultural Library
NARA - National Archives and Records Administration
NARFE - National Association of Retired Federal Employees
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASM - National Air and Space Museum
NASS - National Agricultural Statistics Service
NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NBAC - National Bioethics Advisory Commission
NBII - National Biological Information Infrastructure
NCA - National Cemetery Administration
NCBI - National Center for Biotechnology Information
NCC - National Coordinating Center for Telecommunications
NCCAM - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
NCCDPHP - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
NCCIC - National Child Care Information Center
NCD - National Council on Disability
NCDC - National Climatic Data Center
NCEH - National Center for Environmental Health
NCES - National Center for Education Statistics
NCHS - National Center for Health Statistics
NCHSTP - National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention
NCI - National Cancer Institute
NCID - National Center for Infectious Diseases
NCIPC - National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
NCIS - Naval Criminal Investigative Service
NCJRS - National Criminal Justice Reference Service
NCLIS - National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
NCPC - National Capital Planning Commission
NCRR - National Center for Research Resources
NCS - National Communications System
NCTR - National Center for Toxicological Research
NCUA - National Credit Union Administration
NCVHS - National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics
NDIC - National Drug Intelligence Center
NEA - National Endowment for the Arts
NEC - National Economic Council
NEH - National Endowment for the Humanities
NEI - National Eye Institute
NEIC - National Earthquake Information Center
NERSC - National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center
NESDIS - National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
NFA - National Fire Academy
NGA - National Gallery of Art; National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
NGDC - National Geophysical Data Center
NHGRI - National Human Genome Research Institute
NHI - National Highway Institute
NHIC - National Health Information Center
NHLBI - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
NHPRC - National Historical Publications and Records Commission
NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIA - National Institute on Aging
NIAAA - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIAID - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
NIAMS - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
NIC - National Institute of Corrections
NICHD - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
NIDA - National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDCD National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
NIDCR - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
NIDDK - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease
NIDRR - National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
NIEHS - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
NIFC - National Interagency Fire Center
NIFL - National Institute for Literacy
NIGC - National Indian Gaming Commission
NIGMS - National Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIH - National Institutes of Health
NIJ - National Institute of Justice
NIMA - National Imagery and Mapping Agency
NIMH - National Institute of Mental Health
NINDS - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NINR - National Institute of Nursing Research
NIOSH - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NIPA - National Income and Product Accounts
NIPC - National Infrastructure Protection Center
NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology
NISTIR - National Institute of Standards and Technology Interagency Report
NLE - National Library of Education
NLM - National Library of Medicine
NLRB - National Labor Relations Board
NMB - National Mediation Board
NMFS - National Marine Fisheries Service
NNSA - National Nuclear Security Administration
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NODC - National Oceanographic Data Center
NOS - National Ocean Service
NPCR - National Program of Cancer Registries
NPOESS - National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System
NPS - National Park Service
NPTO - National Petroleum Technology Office
NR - National Register of Historic Places
NRC - Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NRCS - Natural Resources Conservation Service
NRDP - National Rural Development Partnership
NREN - National Research and Education Network
NREVSS - National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System
NRO - National Reconnaissance Office
NRPC - National Railroad Passenger Corporation
NSA - National Security Agency
NSC - National Security Council
NSF - National Science Foundation
NSTC - National Science and Technology Center
NSTL - National Space Technology Laboratories
NTIA - National Telecommunications and Information Administration
NTIS - National Technical Information Service
NTP - National Toxicology Program
NTSB - National Transportation Safety Board
NVSS - National Vital Statistics System
NWC - National War College
NWCG - National Wildfire Coordinating Group
NWS - National Weather Service
NWTRB - Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
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Government Acronyms - O

OA - Office of Administration
OAC - Office of Anti-boycott Compliance
OACU - Office of Animal Care and Use
OAIT - Office of American Indian Trust
OALJ - Office of Administrative Law Judges
OAR - Office of AIDS Research; Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
OAS - Organization of American States
OASDI - Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance
OAT - Office for the Advancement of Tele-health
OBL - Office of Business Liaison
OCC - Comptroller of the Currency
OCD - Office of Community Development
OCE - Office of the Chief Economist
OCR - Office for Civil Rights (Dept. of Education)
OCRWM - Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
OCS - Office of Community Services
OCSE - Office of Child Support Enforcement
ODEP - Office of Disability Employment Policy
ODP - Office of Disease Prevention
OECA - Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OEGT - Office of Electronic Government and Technology
OELA - Office of English Language Acquisition
OERI - Office of Educational Research and Improvement
OES - Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
OESE - Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
OFA - Office of Family Assistance
OFAC - Office of Foreign Assets Control
OFCCP - Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
OFHEO - Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
OFM - Office of Financial Management
OFR - Office of the Federal Register
OGE - Office of Government Ethics
OGP - Office of Government wide Policy
OGWDW - Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
OHASIS - Office of Health and Safety Information System
OHRP - Office for Human Research Protections
OIG - Office of the Inspector General (USDA)
OIIA - Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs
OJJDP - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
OJP - Office of Justice Programs
OLMS - Office of Labor Management Standards
OMAO - Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
OMAR - Office of Medical Applications of Research
OMB - Office of Management and Budget
OMH - Office of Minority Health
OMHAR - Office of Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring
OMM - Offshore Minerals Management Program
ONDCP - Office of National Drug Control Policy
ONR - Office of Naval Research
OPA - Office of Population Affairs
OPE - Office of Postsecondary Education
OPEC - Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OPHS - Office of Public Health and Science
OPIC - Overseas Private Investment Corporation
OPM - Office of Personnel Management
OPPTS - Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances
ORA - Office of Research and Applications
ORACBA - Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis
ORD - Office of Rare Diseases
ORHP - Office of Rural Health Policy
ORI - Office of Research Integrity
ORMH - Office of Research on Minority Health
ORR - Office of Refugee Resettlement
ORWH - Office of Research on Women's Health
OSAC - Overseas Security Advisory Council
OSBP - Office of Small Business Programs
OSC - Office of Special Counsel
OSCE - Office of Child Support Enforcement
OSDBU - Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
OSERS - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
OSF - Office of Space Flight
OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHRC - Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
OSM - Office of Surface Mining; Office of Spectrum Management
OST - Office of Science and Technology; Office of the Secretary of Transportation
OSTI - Office of Scientific and Technical Information
OSTP - Office of Science and Technology Policy
OSWER - Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
OTA - Office of Technology Assessment
OTT - Office of Transportation Technologies
OVAE - Office of Vocational and Adult Education
OVC - Office for Victims of Crime
OWBO - Office of Women's Business Ownership
OWCP - Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
OWH - Office on Women's Health
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Government Acronyms - P

PAHO - Pan American Health Organization
PAM - Office of Acquisition and Property Management
PBGC - Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
PBS - Public Buildings Service
PC - Peace Corps
PCBE - President's Council on Bioethics
PCC - Panama Canal Commission
PFIAB - President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
PHA - Public Housing Agency
PHN - Center for Population, Health and Nutrition
PHPPO - Public Health Practice Program Office
PHPS - Public Health Prevention Service
PHS - Public Health Service
PHTN - Public Health Training Network
PIH - Office of Public and Indian Housing
PLLI - National Institute on Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning
POW/MP - Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel
PPQ - Plant Protection and Quarantine
PRC - Postal Rate Commission
PRM - Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
PSC - Program Support Center
PTO - Patent and Trademark Office
PUMS - Public Use Micro-data Samples
PWBA - Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration
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Government Acronyms - R

RA - Reserve Affairs
RBS - Rural Business-Cooperative Service
RD - Rural Development
RECD - Rural Economic & Community Development
REE - Research, Education and Economics
REIS - Regional Economic Information System
RHS - Rural Housing Service
RICHS - Rural Information Center Health Service
RMA - Risk Management Agency
ROTC - Reserve Officer Training Corps
RRB - Railroad Retirement Board
RSA - Rehabilitation Services Administration
RSPA - Research and Special Programs Administration
RUS - Rural Utilities Service
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Government Acronyms - S

SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAVE - Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlement
SBA - Small Business Administration
SDFS - Safe and Drug-Free Schools
SDWIS - Safe Drinking Water Information System
SEC - Securities and Exchange Commission
SEDAC - Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center
SEER - Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results
SERC - Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
SGLI - Service members' Group Life Insurance
SI - Smithsonian Institute
SIC - Standard Industrial Classification
SIES - Office of Strategic Industries & Economic Security
SITES - Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
SJI - State Justice Institute
SLAC - Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
SLSDC - Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
SNL - Sandia National Laboratories
SRS - Savannah River Site
SS - Secret Service
SSA - Social Security Administration
SSI - Supplemental Security Income Program
SSS - Selective Service System
START - Strategic Arms Reduction Talks
Stat - United States Statutes at Large
STB - Surface Transportation Board
STI - Scientific and Technical Information
SuDoc - Superintendent of Documents
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Government Acronyms - T

TA - Technology Administration
TAA - Trade Adjustment Assistance
TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TASC - Transportation Administrative Service Center
TDA - Trade and Development Agency
TEOAF - Treasury Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture
TFF - Treasury Forfeiture Fund
TFI - Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
TIC - Trade Information Center
TRI - Toxics Release Inventory
TSA - Transportation Security Administration
TSI - Transportation Safety Institute
TSO - TRICARE Support Office
TVA - Tennessee Valley Authority
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Government Acronyms - U

U.N. - United Nations
U.S.C. - United States Code
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund
UNICOR - Federal Prison Industries, Inc.
UPU - Universal Postal Union
USA - United States Army
USACE - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USAF - United States Air Force
USAFA - United States Air Force Academy
USAID - United States Agency for International Development
USBR - Bureau of Reclamation
USCCR - United States Commission on Civil Rights
USCG - United States Coast Guard
USCIRF - United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
USCIS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
USCS - United States Customs Service
USDA - United States Department of Agriculture
USES - United States Employment Service
USFA - U.S. Fire Administration
USGS - United States Geological Survey
USIA - United States Information Agency
USIP - United States Institute of Peace
USITC - United States International Trade Commission
USMC - United States Marine Corps
USMS - United States Marshals Service
USN - United States Navy
USNCB - United States National Central Bureau of INTERPOL
USPS - United States Postal Service
USPTO - United States Patent and Trademark Office
USSC - United States Sentencing Commission
USSS - United States Secret Service
USTR - United States Trade Representative
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Government Acronyms - V

VA - Department of Veterans Affairs
VAWO - Violence against Women Office
VBA - Veterans Benefits Administration
VETS - Veterans' Employment and Training Service
VGLI - Veterans' Group Life Insurance
VHA - Veterans' Health Administration
VISTA - Volunteers in Service to America
VOA - Voice of America
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Government Acronyms - W

WAPA - Western Area Power Administration
WB - Women's Bureau
WES - Waterways Experiment Station
WH - Wage and Hour Division
WHMO - White House Military Office
WHO - World Health Organization
WIC - Women, Infants and Children, Special supplemental food program for
WNET - Women's Network for Entrepreneurial Training
WTO - World Trade Organization
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Government Acronyms - Z

ZIP - Zone Improvement Plan
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