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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.


B2S Build to Scale Program
B3 Bioeconomy, Bioenergy, Bioproduct Programs
BAER Burned Area Emergency Response (older link archive)
BAM Body and Mind (older link archive)
BARC Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (older link archive 1; archive 2)
BARDA Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority
BAS Boundary and Annexation Survey
BASO at LBNL Bay Area Site Office at LBNL
BASO at SLAC Bay Area Site Office at SLAC
BATFE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
BATS Bomb Arson Tracking System
BB Biologics Branch (unable to verify 4/20)
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 (changed to USAGM)
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 (older link archive)
BC C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program (changed to CWBYCTP) | Bureau of Competition
BC3 Building Component Cost Community (unable to access/verify 4/20)
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 (older link archive)
BCOE FBI Biometric Center of Excellence (older link archive; archive2)
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)
BCTD Biomolecular and Computational Toxicology Division
BDFWO Bay-Delta Fish and Wildlife Office
BDM Business Employment Dynamics
BDP Big Data Program (changed from Big Data Project)
BDS Business Dynamics Statistics (older link archive)
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 (discontinued)
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 (older link archive)
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)
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 (older link archive)
BHCC Behavioral Health Coordinating Council (unable to verify 4/19)
BHDAP Office of Behavioral Health, Disability, and Aging Policy
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
BIA Board of Immigration Appeals | Bureau of Indian Affairs
BIBCO Monographic Bibliographic Record Program
BIDS Business Information Database System
BIE Bureau of Indian Education
BIEC Border Interagency Executive Council
BIF Bank Insurance Fund (merged into DIF)
BIMAS BioInformatics Molecular Analysis Section (unable to verify 8/18)
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)
BIRDS Building Industry Reporting and Design for Sustainability (unable to verify 11/18)
BIS Bureau of Industry and Security (older link archive)
BISON Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation
BITB Behavioral and Integrative Treatment Branch (defunct)
BJA Bureau of Justice Assistance (older link archive)
BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics
BLAST Basic Local Alignment Search Tool
BLM Bureau of Land Management
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
BMD Borders and Maritime Security Division
BMDR Ballistic Missile Defense Review (older link archive; archive2)
BMDS Benchmark Dose Software
BMGR Basic Mechanisms of Genome Regulation (changed to GBMGD; older link archive; archive2)
BMIS Bioresearch Monitoring Information System (older link archive)
BNI Beneficiary Notices Initiative
BNL Brookhaven National Laboratory
BNQP Baldrige National Quality Program (changed to BPEP)
BOC Bureau of the Census
BOD Binding Operational Directive (older link archive)
BOEM Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BOEMRE Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Bureau (replaced by BOEM and BSEE)
BOP Federal Bureau of Prisons
BOR Bureau of Reclamation
BOSC Board of Scientific Counselors
BP Bureau of Budget and Planning (older link archive)
BPA Bonneville Power Administration
BPC U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission (inactive or defunct 2/17)
BPD Building Performance Database (older link archive) | Bureau of the Public Debt (merged into BFS)
BPEP Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
BPHC Bureau of Primary Health Care
BPN Business Partner Network (unable to verify 10/12)
BPP North American Bird Phenology Program (older link archive)
BPS Building Permits Survey | Division of Biological & Physical Sciences | Office of the Biological Policy Staff (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
BQMS Biotechnology Quality Management System
BR Hazardous Waste Report (Biennial Report)
BR&D Biomass Research & Development
BRAC Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (unable to verify 12/19)
BRACE Building Resilience Against Climate Effects
BRAD Biomedical / Biobehavioral Research Administrator Development Program (unable to verify 11/16)
BRADS Biospecimen Repository Access and Data Sharing
BRAG Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants
BRAIN Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative
BRB Benefits Review Board (older link archive) | Biometric Research Branch (changed to BRP) | Biostatistics Research Branch
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 (older link archive)
BRE Book-Rich Environments Initiative
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 (changed to BASO at LBNL; older link archive)
BSPB Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch
BSRT Behavioral Sciences and Rehabilitation Technologies Program (unable to verify 8/17)
BSSD Biological Systems Science Division (older link archive; archive2)
BTLS Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study
BTO Building Technologies Office
BTOP Broadband Technology Opportunities Program; changed to BroadbandUSA
BTRIC Buildings Technology Research & Integration Center (older link archive)
BTS Bureau of Transportation Statistics
BUILD Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development
BVA Board of Veterans Appeals
BVP Bulletproof Vest Partnership (older link archive)
B-WET Bay Watershed Education and Training
BWIP U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program
BWT Border Wait Times
BXA Bureau of Export Administration (changed to BIS)