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GovSpeak: A Guide to U.S. Government Acronyms & Abbreviations   Tags: government, government_information, us_government  

The most current, extensive and fully-linked listing of U.S. government agency, office, program and publication acronyms.
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UC San Diego is in the process of migrating our guides to a new LibGuides 2 platform, with the new iteration going live on September 15, 2014.  Links in GovSpeak will not be updated until that change takes effect. The URL for the new guide will be the same as the current one. Thanks for your understanding. ~Kelly


About GovSpeak

This guide lists acronyms and abbreviations commonly used by the United States federal government. Each acronym is defined and links to the home page (or best alternative) of the identified department, agency, office, program or publication.

While Appendix A of the U.S. Government Manual provided the foundation of GovSpeak, this expanded list includes hundreds of acronyms not included in that publication; most have been discovered by manual reviews of department websites. Links are checked and updated monthly.

Note: as of June 2011, GovSpeak no longer includes military acronyms. Please see instead the DoD Dictionary of Military Terms.


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