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GovSpeak: A Guide to U.S. Government Acronyms & Abbreviations: R

The most current, extensive and fully-linked listing of U.S. government agency, office, program and publication acronyms.


RD Rural Development
RDA Resource Description and Access
RDC Research Data Center
RDI Renditions, Detentions, and Interrogations Program
RDP Research and Development Partnerships
RDRD Rare Disease Repurposing Database (unable to verify 5/16)
RDS Retiree Drug Subsidy
RDT Research, Development and Technology (older link archive)
REAC Real Estate Assessment Center
REACH Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (older link archive)
REAC/TS Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site
READ Registry of EPA Applications, Models and Databases | Resource Evaluation and Assessment Division
READY Real-time Environmental Applications and Display sYstem
REAP Reserve Educational Assistance Program | Rural Education Achievement Program
REB Radiation Epidemiology Branch
RECD Rural Economic & Community Development (replaced by RD)
RECON Regional Economic Conditions (defunct)
RECS Residential Energy Consumption Survey
REDTI Residential Energy Demand Temperature Index
REE Research, Education and Economics
REEIS Research, Education, and Economics Information System
REFM Resource Ecology and Fisheries Management Division
Reg DaRRT Regulatory Development and Retrospective Review Tracker
REI Recycling Economic Information
REIC Research on the Economic Impact of Cooperatives (unable to verify 12/15)
REIS Regional Economic Information System (unable to verify 3/12; likely migrated into new database)
REL Regional Educational Laboratory Program
REMM Radiation Emergency Medical Management
REMS Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy
REO Regional Ecosystem Office
RePORT Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool
REPP Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program
RERC Regional Resource Energy Council
RESCUE Resources & Education for Stroke Caregivers' Understanding & Empowerment
RESEP Radiation Exposure Screening & Education Program (older link archive)
RESES Regional Sustainable Environmental Science
RESL Radiological and Environmental Sciences Laboratory
RESP Rural Energy Savings Program
RESSED Reservoir Sedimentation Database
REU Research Experiences for Undergraduates
ROBO Releases of Beneficial Organisms in the United States and Territories
ROCIS RISC and OIRA Consolidated Information System
ROE Report on the Environment
ROJ Office of Field Operations, Labor Dept.
RoPR Registry of Patient Registries
RORC Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center (changed to CINDRR)
ROSS Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency Grant Program
RPE Rape Prevention and Education Program
RPIF Regional Planetary Image Facility
R/PPR Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
RPRS Research Permit and Reporting System
RRAP Regional Resiliency Assessment Program
RRB Railroad Retirement Board
RRD Regulations and Rulings Division
RReDC Renewable Resource Data Center
RRF Ready Reserve Force
RRG Regulatory Review Group
RS Reproductive Sciences Branch (changed to FI)
RS&T Regional Science and Technology
RSA Rehabilitation Services Administration
RSAC Remote Sensing Applications Center
RSAT Office of Regional Security and Arms Transfers | Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program
RSD Reentry Services Division | Resilient Systems Division (unable to verify 2/16)
RSDO Rapid Spacecraft Development Office
RSDP Roadway Safety Data Program
RSI Regional Snowfall Index
RSIG Remote Sensing Information Gateway
RSP Radiation Sciences Program
RSR Ryan White Services Report
RSTAC Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council
RSVP Retired and Senior Volunteers Program (older link archive)
RTB Research Technologies Branch | Rural Telephone Bank (defunct)
RTC Regional Test Center
RTCA Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program
R-Tech First Responder Technologies Division
RTECS Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances
RTP Recovery to Practice | Recreational Trails Program
RUS Rural Utilities Service
RWIS Reclamation Water Information System