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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.


BERA Business & Economics Research Advisor
BERD Business Enterprise Research and Development Survey
BES Basic Energy Sciences (older link archive) | Business Expenses Survey (older link archive; archive2)
BESAC Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee
BEST Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool | Biomonitoring of Environmental Status and Trends (changed to I&M, then ECO) | Biologics Effectiveness and Safety System | Border Enforcement Security Task Force (older link archive)
BETO Bioenergy Technologies Office (older link archive)
BETTER Better Extraction from Text Towards Enhanced Retrieval
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)
BFP Bridge Formula Program
BFRDP Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (older link archive)
BFRL Building and Fire Research Laboratory (absorbed into EL)
BFS Bureau of the Fiscal Service | Business Formation Statistics
BGLP Biomonitoring of Great Lakes Populations
BGN U.S. Board on Geographic Names (older link archive; archive2)
BGSEEF Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
BHA Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (older link archive)
BHC United States-México Border Health Commission
BHCC Behavioral Health Coordinating Council (unable to verify 4/19)
BHDAP Office of Behavioral Health, Disability, and Aging Policy (older link archive; archive2)
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 (older link archive)
BHW Bureau of Health Workforce (older link archive)
BIA Board of Immigration Appeals | Bureau of Indian Affairs
BIBCO Monographic Bibliographic Record Program
BIDS Binational Border Infectious Disease Surveillance Program | Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (changed to BACS) | Business Information Database System
BIE Bureau of Indian Education
BIEC Border Interagency Executive Council
BIF Bank Insurance Fund (merged into DIF)
BIFAD Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
BIG Boating Infrastructure Grant Program
BIL Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
BIMAS BioInformatics Molecular Analysis Section (unable to verify 8/18)
BIMO Bioresearch Monitoring
BIO Biosciences Division (older link archive) | Directorate for Biological Sciences
BioAMS National Resource for Biomedical Accelerator Mass Spectrometry
BioEco Biodiversity and Ecosystems Informatics Working Group (unable to verify 1/18)
BioEPIC Biological and Environmental Program Integration Center
BioLINCC Biologic Specimen and Data Repository Information Coordinating Center
BIP Balancing Incentive Program | Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (unable to verify 2/23) | Bridge Investment Program
BIRD HLS U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial Research and Development Homeland Security
BIRDS Building Industry Reporting and Design for Sustainability (older link archive)
BIS Biomedical Informatics Section | Bureau of Industry and Security (older link archive)
BISON Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (replaced by GBIF)
BITB Behavioral and Integrative Treatment Branch (defunct)
BI-TC Biometric and Identity Technology Center
BITMAP Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program
BRC Bioenergy Research Center | Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future | Breastfeeding Report Card
BRD Biological Resource Division (changed to EMA) | Biological Resources Division | Broadband R&D (older link archive)
BRDIS Business Research and Development and Innovation Survey (older link archive)
BRE Book-Rich Environments Initiative
BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
BRIAR Biometric Recognition and Identification at Altitude and Range
BRIC Biological Research in Canisters | Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities
BRIDG Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (older link archive)
Bridge2AI Bridge to Artificial Intelligence
BRIDGE C2 Building Research in Implementation and Dissemination to close Gaps and achieve Equity in Cancer Control
BRIDGE Train Building Research and Innovation for Development, Generating Evidence, and Training (older link archive)
BRIDGE-U Bringing Research to Impact for Development, Global Engagement, and Utilization (older link archive)
BRInE Brine Research Instrumentation and Experimental Laboratory
BRL Basic Research Laboratory (unable to verify 11/23)
BRP Behavioral Research Program | Binational Relations Programs | Biometric Research Program
BRR Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program
BRS Biotechnology Regulatory Service | Business Response Survey to the Coronavirus Pandemic
BRSS TACS Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy
BSB Biomolecular Screening Branch (changed to PTB)
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
BSI Border Security and Immigration Policy
BSIC Broader Social Impacts Committee
BSMD Biology and Soft Matter Division (unable to verify 8/18)
BSO Berkeley Site Office at LBNL (reverted back from BASO at LBNL 6/23; older link archive; archive2)
BSP Bank Supervision Policy | Burn Severity Portal | Business Service Providers
BSPB Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch
BSR Division of Behavioral and Social Research
BSRM Bank Systemic Risk Monitor
BSRT Behavioral Sciences and Rehabilitation Technologies Program (unable to verify 8/17)
BSSD Biological Systems Science Division (older link archive; archive2)
BSTEM Bank Stability and Toe Erosion Model
BTA Bureau of Trade Analysis
BTAI Behavioral Threat Assessment Integration (older link archive)
BTC Benefits Tax Counsel
BTFA Bureau of Trust Funds Administration
BTID Business Transformation and Innovation Division (older link archive)
BTLS Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study
BTO Building Technologies Office
BTOP Broadband Technology Opportunities Program; changed to BroadbandUSA
BTOS Business Trends and Outlook Survey
BTRIC Buildings Technology Research & Integration Center (older link archive)
BTS Bureau of Transportation Statistics
BTWG Binational Technical Working Group
Budget LoB Budget Formulation and Execution Line of Business
BUILD Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (changed to RAISE)
BVA Board of Veterans Appeals
BVP Bulletproof Vest Partnership (older link archive)
B-WET Bay Watershed Education and Training (older link archive; archive2)
BWIP U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program
BWT Border Wait Times
BXA Bureau of Export Administration (changed to BIS)