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
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.