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

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

B

BAER Burned Area Emergency Response (older link archive)
BAM Body and Mind
BARC Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (older link archive 1; archive 2)
BARDA Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority
BAS Boundary and Annexation Survey
BATFE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
BATS Bomb Arson Tracking System
BB Biologics Branch
BBB Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch (older link archive)
BBCB Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
BBD Biosystems and Biomaterials Division
BBDB Behavioral and Brain Development Branch (unable to verify 5/16; likely merged into Brain Development Research Consortium)
BBEBP Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Emerging Biotechnology Policy Division
BBG Broadcasting Board of Governors
BBL Bird Banding Laboratory (older link archive)
BBNP Better Buildings Neighborhood Program
BBPSB Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch
BBRB Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch
BBS North American Breeding Bird Survey
BBTD Biosciences and Biotechnology Division
BC C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program | Bureau of Competition
BC3 Building Component Cost Community
BCA Biosurveillance Coordination Activity (unable to verify 6/14)
BCAP Biomass Crop Assistance Program (unable to verify 5/18)
BCBB Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch (unable to verify 11/16)
BCCI Border Community Capital Initiative
BCFB Biotechnology Core Facility Branch
BCN Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Research Branch
BCOE FBI Biometric Center of Excellence (older link archive)
BCP Basic Center Program | Bureau of Consumer Protection
BCPRU Biological Control of Pests Research Unit (older link archive)
BCRS Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service (merged into BHW)
BCS Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
BCSB Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch
BCSC National Bulk Cash Smuggling Center
BCSRB Behavioral and Cognitive Science Research Branch (changed to BCN)
BDFWO Bay-Delta Fish and Wildlife Office
BDM Business Employment Dynamics
BDP Big Data Project
BDS Business Dynamics Statistics
BE Bureau of Economics
BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis
BEACON Beach Advisory and Closing On-line Notification
BECON Biomedical Engineering Consortium (defunct as of 11/08)
BECP Building Energy Codes Program
BECRM Branch of Environmental and Cultural Resources Management
BEDES Building Energy Data Exchange Specification
BEDI Brownfields Economic Development Initiative
BEES Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability
BEG Border Enforcement Grant
BenMAP-CE Environmental Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program - Community Edition
BEP Bureau of Engraving and Printing
BER Biological and Environmental Research
BERA Business & Economics Research Advisor
BES Basic Energy Sciences | Business Expenses Survey (older link archive)
BEST Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool | Biomonitoring of Environmental Status and Trends (changed to I&M, then ECO) |
Border Enforcement Security Task Force
BETO Bioenergy Technologies Office (older link archive)
BFELoB Budget Formulation and Execution Line of Business (older link archive)
BFEM Budget Formulation and Execution Manager (unable to verify 8/18; older link archive)
BFRDP Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program
BFRL Building and Fire Research Laboratory (absorbed into EL)
BFS Bureau of the Fiscal Service
BGN U.S. Board on Geographic Names
BHCC Behavioral Health Coordinating Council
BHP Basic Health Program
BHPr Bureau of Health Professions (merged into BHW)
BHSIS Behavioral Health Services Information System (unable to verify 10/14)
BHSO Brookhaven Site Office
BHW Bureau of Health Workforce
BRC Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future
BRD Biological Resource Division (changed to EMA) | Biological Resources Division
BRDIS Business Research and Development and Innovation Survey
BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
BRIDG Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (older link archive)
BRP Behavioral Research Program | Biometric Research Program
BRS Biotechnology Regulatory Service
BRSS TACS Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy
BSB Biomolecular Screening Branch
BSC Board of Scientific Counselors
BSCD Biological Sciences and Career Development Program (unable to verify 8/17)
BSE Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease)
BSEE Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
BSMD Biology and Soft Matter Division (unable to verify 8/18)
BSO Berkeley Site Office
BSPB Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch
BSRT Behavioral Sciences and Rehabilitation Technologies Program (unable to verify 8/17)
BSSD Biological Systems Science Division
BTLS Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study
BTO Building Technologies Office
BTOP Broadband Technology Opportunities Program; changed to BroadbandUSA
BTRIC Buildings Technology Research & Integration Center
BTS Bureau of Transportation Statistics
BUILD Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development
BVA Board of Veterans Appeals
BVP Bulletproof Vest Partnership
B-WET Bay Watershed Education and Training
BWIP U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program
BXA Bureau of Export Administration (changed to BIS)