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

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


21CW Office of the 21st Century Workforce (unable to verify)
3CT Climate Change Communication Toolkit
3DEP 3D Elevation Program (older link archive)
AAA Archives of American Art
AAB Agency Assistance Branch
AABS Annual Arts Basic Survey (unable to verify 10/20)
AAD Access to Archival Databases
AADAP Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership
AAI Argonne Accelerator Institute (older link archive; archive2)
AAM Office of Aerospace Medicine
AAO Administrative Appeals Office (older link archive; archive2)
AAP Advance Acquisition Plan (unable to verify 10/20; older link archive)
AAPC Accounting and Auditing Policy Committee
AAPI Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (defunct or inactive 1/17, WH transition)
AAQTF Agricultural Air Quality Task Force
AAS Office of Airport Safety and Standards
AAVP Advanced Air Vehicles Program
AAWU Alaska Aviation Weather Unit (older link archive)
ABA Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate
ABADRU Arthropod-borne Animal Disease Research Unit
ABAWDS Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (older link archive)
ABC At Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health, and Community Resilience
ABCC Advanced Biomedical Computing Center (changed to ABCS)
ABCD Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study (older link archive; archive2; archive3; archive4)
ABCS Advanced Biomedical Computational Sciences
ABLES Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology & Surveillance
ABMC American Battle Monuments Commission
ABPP American Battlefield Protection Program (older link archive)
ABS Annual Business Survey
AC Animal Care
AC4 Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate (older link archive)
ACA Affordable Care Act
ACCE Airborne Cloud Computing Environment
ACCLPP Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (older link archive)
ACCSH Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (older link archive)
ACCV Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (older link archive)
ACD Advanced Counterfeit Deterrence (unable to verify 7/17; see alternate site)
ACE Academic Center of Excellence (changed to YVPCs) | Advanced Composition Explorer |
Adverse Childhood Experiences (older link archive) | Aerosols, Clouds, Ecosystems (unable to verify 5/20) | Affordable Clean Energy | America's Children and the Environment (older link archive) | Assess Costs Everywhere | Automated Commercial Environment (older link archive)
ACEC Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (older link archive)
ACES Active Community Environments Initiative (unable to verify) | Annual Capital Expenditures Survey
ACESD Atlantic Coastal Environmental Sciences Division
ACF Administration for Children and Families
ACFR Administrative Committee of the Federal Register
ACFRC Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers
ACHP Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
ACI Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (changed to OAC)
ACIP Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
ACIS Animal Care Information System (unavailable as of 8/16)
ACL Administration for Community Living | Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (unable to verify 12/17)
ACMAP Atmospheric Composition Modeling and Analysis Program
ACMUI Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes
ACOs Aircraft Certification Offices
ACPAC Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee
ACPD Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (older link archive) | Aviation Consumer Protection Division
AcqNet Acquisition Central
ACRES Assessment, Cleanup and Redevelopment Exchange System (older link archive)
ACRS Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
ACS American Community Survey | Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (unable to verify 6/20)
ACSFA Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (defunct)
ACSL Adaptive Cropping Systems Laboratory (older link archive)
ACSNCA Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment (also, SNCAFAC; defunct 8/17)
ACT-America Atmospheric Carbon and Transport - America
ACTION II Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks II (older link archive)
ACToR Aggregated Computational Toxicology Online Resource
ACU Animal Care and Use (changed to OACU)
ACUS Administrative Conference of the United States
ACVP AIDS and Cancer Virus Program (site now requires login)
ACWI Advisory Committee on Water Information
ACWS Advisory Committee for Women's Services (older link archive; archive2)
ACWV Advisory Committee on Women Veterans
ACYF Administration on Children, Youth, and Families
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act (Text of ADA legislation)
ADAMS Agencywide Documents Access and Management System
ADC Program Against Digital Counterfeiting of Currency (changed to ACD)
ADD Administration on Developmental Disabilities (changed to AIDD)
ADDS Aviation Digital Data Service
ADEAR Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (older link archive)
ADF African Development Foundation
ADHS Appalachian Development Highway System (older link archive)
ADL Advanced Distributed Learning
ADMA Associate Director for Military Affairs
ADR Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group
ADRO Alternative Dispute Resolution Office
ADS-B Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast
AEAP Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (older link archive)
AED Aircraft Evaluation Division
AEDI Appalachia Economic Development Initiative
AEED Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division (older link archive)
AEG Aircraft Evaluation Groups (unable to verify 3/20)
AEGL Acute Exposure Guideline Levels Program
AEO Annual Energy Outlook | Applied Economics Office
AERC Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities
AES APS Engineering Support Division | Automated Export System (older link archive)
AESMD Atmospheric and Environmental Systems Modeling Division
AF Bureau of African Affairs (older link archive)
AFC American Folklife Center
AFCARS Adoption and Foster Care Reporting and Analysis System
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children (changed to TANF) | Alternative Fuels Data Center
AFF American FactFinder (replaced by | Automated Flight Following
AFFH Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (discontinued 7/20)
AFG Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (older link archive)
AFI Assets for Independence (older link archive)
AFM Administrative & Financial Management
AFMD Acquisition and Facilities Management Division (older link archive)
AFMER Annual Firearms Manufacturers And Export Report (older link archive)
AFMLS Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (changed to MLARS)
AFP Asset Forfeiture Program
AFPS American Forces Press Service (merged into DoD News)
AFRH Armed Forces Retirement Home
AFRI Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
AFRPS Animal Feed Regulatory Program Standards (older link archive; archive2)
AFS Air Facility System (unable to verify 2/16) | Armed Forces Sports
AFSC Alaska Fisheries Science Center (older link archive)
AFSIC Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
AFSP Alien Flight Student Program (older link archive) | Annual Filing Season Program
AFSS Animal Feed Safety System (older link archive)
AGDC Alaska Geospatial Data Clearinghouse (discontinued)
AgFF Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Program
AGID AGing Integrated Database
AGIL Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory (older link archive)
AGO Acquisition and Grants Office, NOAA (older link archive) | America's Great Outdoors Initiative (unable to verify 9/15)
AGRICOLA Agricultural OnLine Access
AGS Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
AgVets Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Program
AGWA Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (older link archive)
AHAR Annual Homeless Assessment Report (older link archive)
AHAW America's Heroes at Work (unable to verify 2/19)
AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (changed to AHRQ)
AHEC Area Health Education Centers
AHPP Alternative Housing Pilot Program (unable to verify 8/20)
AHRC Advanced Housing Research Center
AHRF Area Health Resource Files (older link archive; archive2)
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHS American Housing Survey
AID Agency for International Development
AIDD Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (older link archive)
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (older link archive)
AIEO American Indian Environmental Office
AIM Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere
AILO American Indian Liaison Office
AIP Airport Improvement Program | Animal Improvement Program | Arctic Investigations Program
AIR Aircraft Certification Service
AirMSPI Airborne Multi-angle SpectroPolarimeter Imager
AIRS Aerometric Information Retrieval System (changed to AFS)
AIS Automatic Identification System
AITC Agriculture in the Classroom Program
AK CASC Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (older link archive; archive2)
AK CSC Alaska Climate Science Center (changed to AK CASC)
ALAC Agricultural Labor Affairs Coordinator (older link archive)
ALCC Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
ALCF Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
ALCP Assisted Living Conversion Program (older link archive)
ALFD Advertising, Labeling and Formulation Division (older link archive)
ALFRED Archival Federal Reserve Economic Data
ALIC Archives Library Information Center
A/LM Office of Logistics Management
ALOHA Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres
ALS Academic Libraries Survey | Advanced Light Source
ALTBIB Alternatives to Animal Testing Bibliography (older link archive)
AMA Agricultural Management Assistance Program
AMB Administrative Management Branch | Assimilation and Modeling Branch (unable to verify 8/17)
AMBER America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (older link archive)
AMCD Air Methods and Characterization Division
AMCG Office of Acquisitions Management, Contracts and Grants
AMD Advanced Molecular Detection
AME Aviation Medical Examiner
AMED African and Middle Eastern Division
AMES Ames Laboratory
AMH America's Marine Highway Program (older link archive)
AML Abandoned Mine Lands | Abandoned Mineral Lands
AMNPO Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (older link archive)
AMO Advanced Manufacturing Office | Air and Marine Operations
AMP Accelerating Medicines Partnership
AMPD Air Markets Program Data
AMS Agricultural Marketing Service
AMSO Ames Site Office (older link archive)
AMT Alternative Minimum Tax (older link archive)
AMTIC Ambient Monitoring Technology Information Center
Amtrak National Railroad Passenger Corporation
ANA Administration for Native Americans
ANCHOR Automated NonContact Hydrologic Observation in Rivers
ANL Argonne National Laboratory
ANNH Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program
ANS Aquatic Nuisance Species
ANSS Advanced National Seismic System (older link archive)
ANSTF Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (unable to verify 9/17)
AO Administrative Office of U.S. Courts | Agricultural Outlook (discontinued ) | Arctic Oscillation
AOA Administration on Aging (older link archive)
AOC Architect of the Capitol
AoD Administration on Disabilities (older link archive)
AOML Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
A/OPE Office of the Procurement Executive
AOSP Airspace Operations and Safety Program
AOTUS Archivist of the United States (older link archive)
AP U.S. Additional Protocol
APAD Advanced Planning and Analysis Division (unable to verify 6/15)
APB CJIS Advisory Policy Board
APCD All Payer Claims Databases (older link archive; archive2)
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (older link archive)
APFO Aerial Photography Field Office
APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
APIS Advanced Passenger Information System (older link archive) | Alcohol Policy Information System
APLAA Office of Asian Pacific, Latin American, and African Analysis (unable to verify 1/17)
APOD Astronomy Picture of the Day
APP Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention | Apex Predators Program (older link archive) | Appellate Section | Office of Airport Planning and Programming
APPEL Academy of Program/Project & Engineering Leadership
AS Acquisition Services (older link archive)
ASA Assistant Secretary for Administration, HHS
ASAC Applied Sciences Advisory Committee
ASAP Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel | Automated Standard Application for Payments
ASB Agricultural Statistics Board
ASC Advanced Simulation and Computing | Alaska Science Center (older link archive) | Appraisal Subcommittee
ASCAC Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (older link archive)
ASCENDS Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons (older link archive)
ASCR Advanced Scientific Computing Research (older link archive)
ASD Accelerator Systems Division | Astrophysics Science Division | Atomic Spectra Database
ASDC Atmospheric Science Data Center (older link archive; archive2)
ASE Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs
ASER Annual Site Environmental Report | Individual ASERs: Ames (older) | ANL | BNL | LANL | LBL | LLNL | LM | NREL | PNNL | PPPL | Sandia | SRS
ASF DAAC Alaska Satellite Facility Distributed Active Archive Center (older link archive; archive2)
ASGC Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change
ASH Office of Security & Hazardous Materials Safety | Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (changed to OASH)
ASHA American Schools and Hospitals Abroad
ASIAS Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (older link archive)
ASIWG Adaptation Science Interagency Working Group
ASJ Annual Survey of Jails
ASL Assistant Secretary for Legislation
ASLBP Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel
ASM Annual Survey of Manufactures | At-Sea Monitoring Program (older link archive)
ASO Argonne Site Office (older link archive)
ASOA Acquisition Support and Operations Analysis (replaced by CDS)
ASOS Automated Surface Observing System (older link archive)
ASP Airborne Science Program
ASPE Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
ASPIRE Algorithm Suggesting Proportionate Incident Response Engagement
ASPR Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
ASR Alternative Summary Reporting | Atmospheric System Research
ASRAC Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee
ASRS Aviation Safety Reporting System
AST Division of Astronomical Sciences | Office of Commercial Space Transportation
ASTEP Astrobiology Science & Technology for Exploring Planets (unable to verify 4/16)
ATA Office of Antiterrorism Assistance - changed to Antiterrorism Assistance Program (older link archive; archive2)
ATCSCC Air Traffic Control System Command Center
ATDC Agency Transition Directors Council (unable to verify 2/18)
ATDD Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division
ATDP Addiction Treatment Discovery Program (older link archive)
ATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
ATFE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
ATIP Anti-Trafficking in Persons (changed to OTIP)
ATJ Office for Access to Justice (merged into OLP 10/18)
ATLAS Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System
ATMB Analytic Tools and Methods Branch (merged into DPHID)
ATO Air Traffic Organization
ATom Atmospheric Tomography Mission (older link archive)
ATP Advanced Technology Program (unable to verify) | Agricultural Trade Promotion Program
ATR Antitrust Division
ATRF Advanced Technology Research Facility
ATS Automated Targeting System
ATSD-IO Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Oversight (changed to DOD SIOO)
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
ATTAINS Assessment and Total Maximum Daily Load Tracking and Implementation System (older link archive)
ATTREX Airborne Tropical TRopopause EXperiment (older link archive)
ATUS American Time Use Study
ATVM Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
ATW Air Toxics Web Site
AVC Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance (older link archive)
AVERT AVoided Emissions and geneRation Tool (older link archive)
AVRS AIDS Vaccine Research Subcommittee
AVS Aviation Safety
AV TEST Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing Initiative
AWAE Air, Water, & Aquatic Environments Program
AWC Aviation Weather Center
AWEP Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (older link archive)
AWIC Animal Welfare Information Center
AWOS Automated Weather Observing System
AWTS Annual Wholesale Trade Survey