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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.

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BCA Biosurveillance Coordination Activity (unable to verify 6/14)
BCAP Biomass Crop Assistance Program (unable to verify 2/23; older link archive)
BCAT Building Code Adoption Tracking
BCBB Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch (unable to verify 11/16)
BCCI Border Community Capital Initiative
BCFB Biotechnology Core Facility Branch (unable to verify 5/24)
BCI Better Contracting Initiative
BCJI Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program (older link archive)
BCL Building Component Library | Bureau of Certification and Licensing
BCM Bulk Chemical Manufacturer Reports (older link archive)
BCN Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Research Branch (older link archive; archive2)
BCOE FBI Biometric Center of Excellence (unable to verify 3/22, possibly replaced by PRSU; older link archive; archive2)
BCP Basic Center Program (older link archive) | Bureau of Consumer Protection
BCPRU Biological Control of Pests Research Unit (older link archive)
BCRC Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (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 (older link archive)
BCSC National Bulk Cash Smuggling Center (older link archive; archive2)
BCSRB Behavioral and Cognitive Science Research Branch (changed to BCN)
BCTD Biomolecular and Computational Toxicology Division
BD IWG Big Data Interagency Working Group
BDAC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee
BDC Broadband Data Collection (older link archive)
BERA Business & Economics Research Advisor (unable to verify 12/23)
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; archive2)
BETO Bioenergy Technologies Office (older link archive)
BETTER Better Extraction from Text Towards Enhanced Retrieval
BFELoB Budget Formulation and Execution Line of Business (unable to verify 2/24; older link archive)
BFEM Budget Formulation and Execution Manager (unable to verify 8/18; older link archive)
BFET Blended Finance for the Energy Transition
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
BFWR Branch of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Recreation
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
BIDEH Biological Integrity, Diversity, and Environmental Health
BIDS Binational Border Infectious Disease Surveillance Program (older link archive) | Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (changed to BACS) | Business Information Database System (unable to verify 3/24)
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) | Branch of Irrigation and Power | 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; archive2)
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 (older link archive)
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; archive2)
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 (older link archive) | 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)
BSC ID Board of Scientific Counselors, Infectious Diseases
BSE Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy ("Mad Cow Disease"; older link archive)
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 (older link archive)
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
BT23 2023 Billion-Ton Report
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 (older link archive)
Budget LoB Budget Formulation and Execution Line of Business (unable to verify 2/24)
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)