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

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


D3 Downloadable Dynamometer Database (older link archive)
D&I Diversity & Inclusion Program
DA Directorate of Analysis (older link archive)
DAACs Distributed Active Archive Centers (older link archive)
DAAAP Division of Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Addiction Products (changed to DAAP; older link archive; archive2)
DAAP Division of Anesthesiology, Addiction Medicine, and Pain Medicine
DAAT DHS Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Terms
DAB Departmental Appeals Board | Division of Aging Biology
DAC Disability Advisory Committee (older link archive; archive2)
DACA Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (older link archive; archive2; archive3; archive4)
DACOWITS Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (older link archive)
DACS Division of Acquisition and Cooperative Support
DADLAC Defense ADL [Advanced Distributed Learning] Advisory Committee
DAFS Division of Accounting and Financial Standards
DAI Division of Anti-Infectives
DAIDS Division of AIDS
DAIT Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation
DALTCP Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy (changed to BHDAP)
DAP Digital Analytics Program (older link archive) | Donations Acceptance Program
DAPA Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (older link archive)
DAPIP Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs
DAR Division of AIDS Research (older link archive)
DARA Data Aggregation Reference Architecture (unable to verify 11/17)
DARRP Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program
DARS Division of Applied Regulatory Science
DART Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Database (older link archive; archive2) | Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis | Double Asteroid Redirection Test
DAS Data and Analytical Solutions Division (unable to verify 4/20; older link archive)
DASH Division of Adolescent and School Health
DASIS Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (unable to verify 8/21; some content migrated to and
DA-TC Data Analytics Technology Center
DATIM Design and Analysis Toolkit for Inventory and Monitoring
DAV Division of Antivirals
DAWN Drug Abuse Warning Network (older link archive)
DB Dermatology Branch (unable to verify 10/17)
DB1B Airline Origin and Destination Survey (older link archive)
DBB Defense Business Board
DBD Division of Bacterial Diseases
DBE Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
dbGaP Database of Genotype and Phenotype
DBGT Developmental Biology, Genetics & Teratology Branch (unable to verify 12/12)
DBH Division of Behavioral Health
DBI Division of Biological Infrastructure
DBLS Office of Davis Bacon and Labor Standards
dbMHC Database of Major Histocompatibility Complex (discontinued; data available via ftp)
DBNBR Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research (merged into DNB)
DBP Discretionary Bridge Program
DBPR Division of Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response (unable to verify 3/13)
DBR Division of Bank Regulation
DBRUP Division of Bone, Reproductive, and Urologic Products (unable to verify 5/20)
DBS Demographic & Behavioral Sciences Branch (changed to PDB) | Division of Behavioral Surveillance (unable to verify 6/14)
dbSNP Database of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms
DBSVB Developmental Biology and Structural Variation Branch
dbVAR Database of Genomic Structural Variation
DC Denali Commission
DCAC Disaster Contracting Assistance Center (unable to verify 09/11)
DCaRP Division of Cardiovascular and Renal Products (changed to DCN; older link archive; archive2; archive3)
DCAS Division of Compensation Analysis and Support
DCB Division of Cancer Biology
DCCI Delta Community Capital Initiative
DCCPS Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
DCCS Division of Clinical and Community Services
DCDD Drug Control Data Dashboard
DCEG Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
DCFD Division of Child and Family Development
DCH Division of Community Health
DCHD Departmental Cases Hearing Division
DCHI Division of Community Health Investigations
dCHPP Database of CHP Policies and Incentives (older link archive)
DCI Division of Capital Investment (older link archive; archive2)
DCIP Defense Community Infrastructure Program
DCLG NCI Director's Consumer Liaison Group (changed to NCRA)
DCMWC Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (older link archive)
DCN Division of Cardiovascular and Nephrology (changed to Division of Cardiology and Nephrology)
DCNBR Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research (merged into DNB, DTMC, and DESPR)
DCOA Division of Clinical Outcome Assessment
DCOI Data Center Optimization Initiative
DCOR Division of Conservatorship Oversight and Readiness
DCP Division of Cancer Prevention
DCPS Division of Commissioned Personnel Support
DCR Division of Clearing and Risk | Division of Clinical Research | Office of Diversity and Civil Rights, ICE (older link archive)
DCRP Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (changed to MCI)
DCRT Division of Computer Research and Technology (replaced by CIT)
DCSA Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
DCSP Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (older link archive)
DCTD Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
DCU DNA Casework Unit
DDA Difficult Development Areas
DDD Division of Dermatology and Dentistry
DDDP Division of Dermatology and Dental Products (changed to DDD)
DDE DOE Data Explorer
DDETFP Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (older link archive; archive2)
DDH Disaster Distress Helpline
DDHS Delta Development Highway System (unable to verify 7/17)
DDI Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation | Directorate of Digital Innovation (older link archive) | Division of Drug Information (older link archive; archive2)
DDID Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases
DDLO Division of Diabetes, Lipid Disorders, and Obesity
DDN Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
DDOC Division of Digital and Online Communications
DDOR Declined Detainer Outcome Report (changed to Declined Detainer Report unable to verify 2/21)
DDP Dairy Donation Program | Data Download Program
DDPHSS Deputy Director for Public Health Science and Surveillance
DDSA Data-Driven Safety Analysis
DDT Division of Diabetes Translation
DDTC Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (older link archive; archive2)
DDTP Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention
DEA Division of Extramural Activities | Drug Enforcement Administration
DEALS Division of Epidemiology, Analysis, and Library Services (absorbed into DPHID)
DEB Division of Environmental Biology
DEBA Digital Economy Board of Advisors
DEC Departmental Enforcement Center (older link archive) | Design, Estimating and Construction
DECA Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications (older link archive)
DECCS Defense Export Control and Compliance System
DECRM Division of Environmental and Cultural Resources Management (changed to BECRM; older link archive)
DECRS Drug Establishments Current Registration Site (older link archive)
DED Deferred Enforced Departure (older link archive) | Division of Economic Development (older link archive; archive2)
DEDP Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
DEEB Disease Eradication and Elimination Branch (unable to verify 6/15)
DEEOIC Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (older link archive)
DEHS Division of Environmental Health Services
DEHSP Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice
DEI Division of Economic Independence (older link archive)
DELTA Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancements and Leadership Through Alliances program (older link archive)
DELTA FOCUS Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancements and Leadership Through Alliances, Focusing on Outcomes for Communities United with States
DEM Digital Elevation Models (older link archive) | Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
DEMD Division of Energy and Mineral Development (older link archive; archive2)
DEO CDC Division of Emergency Operations (older link archive; archive2)
DEOB Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity Branch (older link archive)
DEP Directorate of Enforcement Programs (older link archive; archive2)
DEPORT Detention Enforcement and Processing Offenders by Remote Technology (unable to verify 2/21)
DEPR Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research
DER Division of Enterprise Regulation | Division of Extramural Research (NICHD) | Division of Extramural Research (NIDA) (older link archive)
DERA Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
DERC Distributed Energy Research Center
DERS Data Element Registry Services (decommissioned 3/22; older link archive)
DERT Division of Extramural Reseach & Training
DES Division of Engineering Services
DESI Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument
DESPR Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research (older link archive) |
Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research (changed to DIPHR)
DevCan Probability of Developing or Dying of Cancer
DEWS Drought Early Warning Systems
DFAST Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test (older link archive)
DFB Denial of Federal Benefits Program (older link archive)
DFC U.S. International Development Finance Corporation | Drug-Free Communities (older link archive)
DFCS Division of Family and Consumer Sciences (older link archive; archive2)
DfE Design for the Environment (older link archive)
DFEC Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (older link archive; archive2)
DFELHWC Division of Federal Employees', and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation
DFIPS Depository and Financial Institutions Payments Survey
DFM Division of Financial Management
DFMC Division of Facilities Management and Construction (older link archive)
DFO Division of Facilities Operations
DFPC Division of Facilities Planning and Construction
DFRC Dairy Forage Research Center
DFS Division of Family Strengthening (older link archive; archive2)
DFU Digital Freedom Unit
DFWED Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases
DFWFM Division of Forestry and Wildland Fire Management (older link archive)
DG Division of Gastroenterology
DGA Dietary Guidelines for Americans (older link archive; archive2) | Division of Grants and Agreements
DGCG Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
DGE Division of General Endocrinology | Division of Graduate Education
DGHA Division of Global HIV/AIDS (changed to DGHT)
DGHP Division of Global Health Protection (older link archive)
DGHT Division of Global HIV & TB (older link archive)
DGIEP Division of Gastroenterology and Inborn Errors Products (changed to DG)
DGM Division of Grants Management
DGMQ Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
DGU DigitalGov University (older link archive)
DHAC Division of Health Assessment and Consultation (changed to DCHI)
DHAP Disaster Housing Assistance Program (older link archive) | Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (changed to DHP)
DHC Division of Health Communications (changed to DPEO, then reverted to DHC)
DHCPP Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology
DHDS Disability and Health Data System
DHDSP Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
DHIS Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance (older link archive)
DHMG Division of Housing Mission and Goals
DHN Division of Hepatology and Nutrition
DHP Division of HIV Prevention
DHPS Division of Health Professions Support
DHQP Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DHSCM Disaster Human Services Case Management
DHSI Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions program
DHS TRIP Department of Homeland Security’s Travel Redress Inquiry Program
DHS VINE Department of Homeland Security Victim Information Notification Exchange
DI Directorate of Intelligence (changed to DA)
DIAS Division of Institution and Award Support
DIC Division of International Conservation (unable to verify 8/17)
DICE Division of Industry and Consumer Education (older link archivee)
DIEA Division of Internal Evaluation and Assessment (older link archive)
DIEPD Division of Indian Energy Policy Development (unable to verify 11/16; likely changed to DEMD)
DIF Deposit Insurance Fund (older link archive)
DIHS Division of International Health Security (unable to verify 1/22)
DIME Database for Incentives and Joint Marketing Exchange
DIMRC Disaster Information Management Research Center (discontinued 6/21; older link archive)
DINAP Division of Indian and Native American Programs (older link archive)
DIPHR Division of Intramural Population Health Research (older link archive)
DIPPC Division of Informatics Practice, Policy and Coordination (unable to verify 6/14)
DIR Division of Intramural Research
DIRLINE Directory of Information Resources Online (discontinued)
DIRM Division of Imaging and Radiation Medicine
DIRP Division of Intramural Research Programs (unable to verify 12/15)
DIRS Disaster Information Reporting System
DIS Decision and Information Sciences Division (changed to GSS) | Division of Information Systems
DisMAP Distribution Mapping and Analysis Portal
DiSP Dispersion Statistics on Productivity
DIVER Data Integration Visualization Exploration and Reporting (older link archive)
DKI-US-PBARC Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center
DLC Depository Library Council (older link archive)
DLHWC Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Program (older link archive)
DLMF Digital Library of Mathematical Functions
DLP Dairy, Livestock and Poultry Division (unable to verify 12/13)
DLPSS Division of Laboratory Programs, Standards, and Services (changed to DLS)
DLR Division of Loan Repayment
DLS Disaster Legal Services | Division of Laboratory Sciences | Division of Laboratory Systems (older link archive)
DLT Distance Learning and Telemedicine (older link archive)
DLTR Division of Land Titles and Records (older link archive)
DMA Division of Management Authority (older link archive)
DMC Dairy Margin Coverage | Disproportionate Minority Contact (older link archive)
DMCSP Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program
DMEP Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products (merged into DGE; older link archive; archive2)
DMG Desert Managers Group (unable to verify 7/17)
DMHE Division of Metabolism and Health Effects
DMID Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
DMIP Division of Medical Imaging Products (changed to DMIRM)
DMIRM Division of Medical Imaging and Radiation Medicine (changed to DIRM)
DML Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory
DMO Division of Market Oversight
DMR Discharge Monitoring Report (older link archive) | Division of Materials Research
DMS Debt Management Services (older link archive) | Division of Mathematical Sciences
DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
DMV Diplomatic Motor Vehicle Program (older link archive)
DN Division of Neuroscience
DN I Division of Neurology I
DN II Division of Neurology II
DNB Division of Neuroscience and Behavior, NIAAA | Division of Neuroscience and Behavior, NIDA (older link archive; archive2)
DNBBS Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science (older link archive)
DNC Digital Nautical Chart (older link archive; archive2)
DNDHI Division of Notifiable Diseases and Healthcare Information (unable to verify 6/14)
DNDO Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
DNFSB Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
DNH Division of Non-Malignant Hematology
DNI Director of National Intelligence (also, ODNI)
DNP Division of Neurology Products (split into DN I and DN II; older link archive; archive2) | Do Not Pay Business Center (older link archive)
DNPAO Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
DNPD I Division of Nonprescription Drugs
DNPD II Division of Nonprescription Drugs
DNS Office of Defense Nuclear Security (older link archive)
DO Directorate of Operations (older link archive) | Division of Ophthalmology
DOC Department of Commerce | Division of Online Communications (changed to DDOC)
DOCR Departmental Office of Civil Rights
DOD Department of Defense (older link archive; archive2)
DOD SIOO Department of Defense Senior Intelligence Oversight Official
DOE Department of Energy | Division of Enforcement (older link archive)
DOH Division of Oral Health, CDC (older link archive) | Division of Oral Health, IHS
DOI Department of the Interior
DOIU Department of the Interior University
DOJ Department of Justice
DOL Department of Labor
DOQ Data, Outcomes, and Quality (unable to verify 12/18; likely replaced by SAMHSA Data and Dissemination)
DOS Department of State
DoT Division of Transplantation
DOT Department of Transportation
DOT | TRCC DOT Traffic Records Coordinating Committee
DP Division of Psychiatry
DPACC Division of Pulmonology, Allergy and Critical Care
DPARP Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Rheumatology Products (merged into DRTM; older link archive; archive2; archive3)
DPC Domestic Policy Council (older link archive; archive2)
DPCLD Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Division (changed to PCLFD)
DPCLO Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office (changed to DPCLD)
DPCPSI Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
DPDM Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria
DPEI Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections
DPEO Division of Public Education and Outreach (reverted to DHC)
DPER Division of Planning, Evaluation, and Research
DPFD Defense Procurement Fraud Debarment Clearinghouse (older link archive)
DPH Division of Population Health
DPHCD Division of Public Health Capacity Development (unable to verify 12/12)
DPHID Division of Public Health Information Dissemination (unable to verify 12/19; older link archive)
DPHPI Division of Public Health Performance Improvement (unable to verify 12/18; likely changed to Division of Performance Improvement and Field Services)
DPHSWD Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development (changed to DGHP)
DPIA Division of Partners and Intergovernmental Affairs
DPIAC Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee
DPL Denied Persons List | Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory
DPMCDA Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse (changed to DTMC)
DPMH Division of Pediatric and Maternal Health (older link archive)
DPOE Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (transferred to Pratt Institute)
DPP Division of Psychiatry Products (changed to DP; older link archive; archive2)
DPRP Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (older link archive)
DPS Division of Program Statistics
DPT-CHEN Division of Pharm/Tox for Cardiology, Hematology, Endocrinology and Nephrology
DPT-ID Division of Pharm/Tox for Infectious Diseases
DPT-II Division of Pharm-Tox for Immunology and Inflammation
DPT-N Division of Pharm/Tox for Neuroscience
DPT-RPURM/SM Division of Pharmacology-Toxicology for Rare Diseases, Pediatrics, Urologic and Reproductive Medicine/Specialty Medicine
DR2 Disaster Research Response
DRA Delta Regional Authority | Division of Refugee Assistance
DRAGON Delta Research and Global Observation Network (unable to verify 11/18)
DRBC Delaware River Basin Commission
DRC Disaster Recovery Center (older link archive) | Disaster Response Center
DRDMG Division of Rare Diseases and Medical Genetics
DREAMS Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe
DRECP Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
DRG Center Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (older link archive)
DRGR Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting
DRH Division of Reproductive Health (older link archive)
DRIL Detention Reporting and Information Line
DRIVe Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures
DRL Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (older link archive) | Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings
DRM Detention and Removal Management (unable to verify 12/13)
DRPC Division of Regulatory and Policy Coordination
DRRP Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects
DRS Division of Refugee Services | Division of Research and Statistics | Dynamic Regulatory System
DRTM Division of Rheumatology and Transplant Medicine
DRU Disaster Recovery Unit
DS Bureau of Diplomatic Security (older link archive) | Directorate of Support (older link archive)
DS&T Directorate of Science and Technology (older link archive)
DSA Dairy and Sweeteners Analysis | Division of Scientific Authority (older link archive)
DSAC Domestic Security Alliance Council
DSAT Division of Select Agents and Toxins (older link archive)
DSB Drug Safety Oversight Board (older link archive; archive2)
DSCOVR Deep Space Climate Observatory (older link archive)
DSCRTP Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program
DSEP Data Stewardship Executive Policy
DSEPD Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (older link archive)
DSFC Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction
DSID Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database
DSIMS Depository Selection Information Management System (older link archive)
DSIO Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight
DSIR Division of Services and Intervention Research (older link archive)
DSLD Dietary Supplement Label Database (older link archive)
DSLR Division of State and Local Readiness (older link archive)
DSMP Deployment Stress Management Program
DSNetwork Detention Services Network (unable to verify 11/21; older link archive)
DSNS Division of Strategic National Stockpile (changed to SNS; older link archive)
DSO Duck Stamp Office (older link archive; archive2)
DSP Division of Special Populations (changed to OHE)
DSR Division of Scientific Resources | Division of Scientific Review (changed to SRB)
DSRM Division of Safety and Risk Management (older link archive)
DSS Bureau of Diplomatic Security (older link archive) | Domestic Security Section (merged into HRSP) | Drug Shortages Staff (older link archive)
DSSTox Distributed Structure-Searchable Toxicity Database
DSTAC Direct Service Tribes Advisory Committee
DSTDP Division of STD Prevention
DTAB Drug Testing Advisory Board
DTAC Disaster Technical Assistance Center
DTACBP Digital-To-Analog Converter Box Program (defunct; see archived page)
DTBE Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
DTCC Defense Trade Controls Compliance
DTCL Defense Trade Controls Licensing
DTCP Defense Trade Controls Policy
DTE OSHA Directorate of Training and Education (older link archive)
DTEM Divison of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine (changed to DTHHS)
DTF Detector Test Facility
DTHHS Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences
DTMC Division of Therapeutics and Medical Consequences (older link archive)
DTP Developmental Therapeutics Program
DTPM Division of Translational and Precision Medicine
DTR Division of Translational Research (older link archive) | Division of Treatment and Recovery
DTRS Dryden Technical Reports Server
DTS Daily Treasury Statement (older link archive)
DTSEM Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management (older link archive)
DTV Digital TV (older link archive)
DUE Division of Undergraduate Education
DUOG Division of Urology, Obstetrics, and Gynecology
DV Diversity Visa (older link archive; archive2)
DVAAP Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (older link archive)
DVBD Division of Vector-Borne Diseases
DVD Division of Viral Diseases
DVH Division of Viral Hepatitis
DVHT Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program
DVL Diagnostic Virology Laboratory
DVP Division of Violence Prevention | Domestic Violence Prevention Program
DV RISC Domestic Violence Resource for Increasing Safety and Connection
DVRN Domestic Violence Resource Network
DWD Division of Workforce Development (older link archive)
DWMAPS Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters (older link archive)
DWP Division of Water and Power (older link archive) | Division of Workplace Programs
DWPP Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs
DWPR Desalination and Water Purification Research and Development Program (older link archive)
DWSC Dakota Water Science Center
DYFI Did You Feel It?