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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.


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; archive2) | Division of Advertising Practices | 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 Defense Access Road Program | 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 (unable to verify 10/22; 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) | Disclosure Avoidance System
DASH Data and Specimen Hub | 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 (older link archive)
DAV Data Access Viewer | Division of Antivirals
DAVID Digital Application for Victim Witness Identification
DAVR Division of Applied Veterinary Research
DAWN Drug Abuse Warning Network (older link archive)
DAWSON Docket Access Within a Secure Online Network
DB Dermatology Branch (unable to verify 10/17)
DB1B Airline Origin and Destination Survey (older link archive)
DBB Defense Business Board
DBCAB Developmental Biology and Congenital Anomalies Branch
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 (changed to DBCAB)
dbVAR Database of Genomic Structural Variation
DDP Dairy Donation Program | Data Download Program
DDPHSS Deputy Director for Public Health Science and Surveillance (replaced by OPHDST)
DDSA Data-Driven Safety Analysis (older link archive)
DDT Division of Diabetes Translation | Drug Development Tool
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 | Development Experience Clearinghouse
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)
DEER Digital Equity Education Roundtables
DEHS Division of Environmental Health Services
DEHSP Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice
DEI Disability Employment Initiative | 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
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
DGSS Office of Discretionary Grants and Support Services
DGU DigitalGov University (older link archive; archive2)
DHAC Division of Health Assessment and Consultation (changed to DCHI)
DHAG Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
DHAP Disaster Housing Assistance Program (older link archive) | Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (changed to DHP)
DHC Demographic and Housing Characteristics File | Division of Health Communications (changed to DPEO, then reverted to DHC)
DHC-A Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File A
DHC-B Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File B
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
DHRD IWG Digital Health R&D Interagency Working Group
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DHS Program Demographic and Health Surveys Program (older link archive)
DHSCM Disaster Human Services Case Management (older link archive)
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)
DIA Defense, Industrials, and Aerospace Section
DIAL Disability Information and Access Line
DIAS Division of Institution and Award Support
DIC Division of International Conservation (unable to verify 8/17)
DICE Digital Innovation Center of Excellence | 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) | Disability Innovation Fund
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; archive2)
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 | Drought Impact Reporter
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
DIV Development Innovation Ventures
DIVA Deep Intermodal Video Analytics
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
DLNSEO Defense Language and National Security Education Office
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
DMI Data Modernization Initiative | Defense Management Institute
DMICC Diabetes Mellitus Interagency Coordinating Committee
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
DMM Domestic Mail Manual
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
DMSE Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering
DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
DMV Diplomatic Motor Vehicle Program (older link archive)
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)