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

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


F Office of Foreign Assistance (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FAADS Federal Assistance Award Data System (older link archive; archive2)
FAAPS Forecasting and Advance Acquisition Planning System (replaced by C-BOT)
FAASTeam FAA Safety Team
FAAT FEMA Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Terms List (older link archive)
FAB Field Assistance Bulletin, EBSA | Field Assistance Bulletin, WHD
FAC Federal Audit Clearinghouse (older link archive; archive2; archive3) | Fire Adapted Communities | Fish and Aquatic Conservation (older link archive)
FAC-C Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Program
FAC-COR Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer’s Representatives program
FAC-P/PM Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers program
FACA Federal Advisory Committee Act (older link archive; archive2)
FACAOSSP Full All-Cargo Aircraft Operator Standard Security Program
FACE Family and Child Education (older link archive) | Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program
FACES Family and Child Experiences Survey
FACETs Forecasting a Continuum of Environmental Threats
FACMD Federal Advisory Committee Management Division
FACOSH Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (archive/terminated; older link archive)
FACT Field Audit Checklist Tool (older link archive) | Financing Alternatives Comparison Tool | Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics and Tools (unable to verify 1/21; older link archive)
FACTS FACility for Weather and Climate AssessmenTS
FAD Food Assistance Division (unable to verify 6/19)
FADGI Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative
FAD PReP Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness and Response
FADS Food Availability (Per Capita) Data System
FAE Foreign Aid Explorer (merged into
FAEIS Food and Agricultural Education Information System (older link archive; archive2)
FAER Fisheries: Aquatic and Endangered Resources Program (changed to Fisheries Program, then Fish and Aquatic Species; older link archive)
FAERS FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (older link archive; archive2)
FAF Freight Analysis Framework
FAF5 Freight Analysis Framework Version 5
FAH Foreign Affairs Handbook
FAI Federal Acquisition Institute (alternate link archive)
FAIR Funding for Accelerated, Inclusive Research
FAIRS Federal Aviation Interactive Reporting System
FAIS Food Aid Information System (older link archive)
FALD Federal Assistance Law Division
FAM Foreign Affairs Manual
FAMES Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-way Employees and Signalmen Committee (older link archive)
FAM-IT Fire and Aviation Management IT (older link archive)
FAMWEB Fire and Aviation Management Web Applications (replaced by FAM-IT)
FAN Faculty for Advancing Neuroscience Cross-divisional Group (older link archive; archive2) | Foreign Affairs Network
Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FAPIIS Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (older link archive; archive2)
FAPRS Federal Assistance Programs Retrieval System (replaced by CFDA)
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation (older link archive) | Frontier and Remote Area Codes
FARA Food Access Research Atlas | Foreign Agents Registration Act (older link archive)
FARAD Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (older link archive)
FARE Fostering Access, Rights and Equity
FARG Federal Adaptation and Resilience Group (older link archive)
Farmer Mac Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation
FARR Federal Air Rules for Indian Reservations
FARS Fatality Analysis Reporting System
FAS Federal Acquisition Service (older link archive; archive 2) | Foreign Agricultural Service
FASAB Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
FASD Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (older link archive; archive2)
FASE Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (older link archive)
FASLP Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program
FASR Fugitives and Absconders Search Report
FASS-FHA Financial Assessment of FHA Housing
FASS-PH Financial Assessment of Public Housing
FASSR Financial Assistance and Social Services Report
FaST Flood and Storm Tracker
FAST Federal and State Technology Partnership Program | Federal Automotive Statistical Tool | Free and Secure Trade
FAST-41 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act - Title 41
FAST-DERMS Federated Architecture for Secure and Transactive Distributed Energy Resource Management Solutions (older link archive)
Fatherhood FIRE Fatherhood—Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilient, and Essential
FATUS Foreign Agricultural Trade of the United States
FAVIR Fruits and Vegetables Import Requirements Database (replaced by ACIR; older link archive)
FBCE Flow Boiling and Condensation Experiment
FCIC Federal Citizen Information Center (discontinued; replaced by | Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
FCPP Fusion Center Performance Program
FCR Federal Case Registry (older link archive)
FCRD Fuel Cycle Research and Development program (older link archive)
FCS Food Contact Substances (older link archive)
FCSC Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
FCSIC Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation
FCSM Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (older link archive)
FCSS Federal Commission on School Safety
FCTF Financial Crimes Task Forces (older link archive)
FD Food Distribution Programs (changed to USDA Foods Programs)
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FDA-TRACK FDA Transparency-Results-Accountability-Credibility-Knowledge Sharing (older link archive; archive2)
FDB Financial Disclosure Branch (unable to verify 4/20)
FDC FoodData Central
FDCRP Federal Law Enforcement Agency Deaths in Custody Reporting Program
FDDs Format Description Documents
FDDU Federal DNA Database Unit (older link archive; archive2)
FDI Foreign Direct Investment
FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FDLP Federal Depository Library Program
FDMS Federal Docket Management System (older link archive)
FDMSD Food Defense Mitigation Strategies Database (older link archive; archive2)
FDNS Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (older link archive; archive2)
FDOSS Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System
FDPIR Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (older link archive)
FDS Federal Data Strategy | Federal Disbursement Services | Fostering Diverse Schools Demonstration Grants Program
FDsys (GPO) Federal Digital System (discontinued 12/18; replaced by govinfo)
FDW FAMWeb Data Warehouse
FI Fertility and Infertility Branch (changed to FIB)
FIA Federal Insurance Administration (changed to FIMA) | Forest Inventory and Analysis (older link archive; archive2)
FIAT Fire and Invasives Assessment Tool (older link archive)
FIB Fertility and Infertility Branch
FIBB Federal Investments and Borrowings Branch (older link archive)
FIBF Federal Integrated Business Framework
FIC John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences
FICAM Federal Identity, Credential, & Access Management
FiCli Fish and Climate Change Database (older link archive)
FICMNEW Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds (older link archive; archive2)
FICO Financing Corporation
FICOR Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation
FICRCD Food Intakes Converted to Retail Commodities Databases
FIDO Federal Interagency Databases Online (unable to verify 1/17) | Forest Inventory Data Online (unable to verify 3/24; older link archive; archive2)
FIFRA SAP Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel
FIGs Field Intelligence Groups
FIM Flood Inundation Mapper
FIMA Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (older link archive)
FinCEN Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FINCIC Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (defunct; archived at UNT)
FIND F Interagency Network Databank (unable to verify 8/17; likely merged into
FINI Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (changed to GusNIP)
FINVET National Veterans Financial Resource Center
FIO Federal Insurance Office
FIPNet Federal Information Preservation Network (older link archive)
FIPS Federal Information Processing Standards (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
FIPSE Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
FIQAS Forecast Impact and Quality Assessment Section (older link archive)
FIR Foreign Investment Review (changed to GIES)
FIRD Financial Instrument Reference Database
FIREMON Fire Effects Monitoring and Inventory System
FIRM Flood Insurance Rate Map (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
FIRMS Fire Information for Resource Management System
FIRS Field Investigative Reporting System | Foreign Investment Review Section (older link archive)
FIRST Fatality and Injury Reporting System Tool | FOIA Immigration Records SysTem (older link archive; archive2)
FirstNet First Responder Network Authority
FIS Flood Insurance Study (older link archive)
FISA Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978
FISC Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
FISD Financial Investigative Services Division
FISP Federal Interagency Sedimentation Project
FIST Facilities Instructions, Standards, & Techniques | Firearm Inquiry Statistics
FIT Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (older link archive)
FITF Foreign Influence Task Force
FITS Funding Integration Tool for Source Water
FITW First in the World
FJC Federal Judicial Center
FJSP Federal Justice Statistics Program (older link archive)
FJSRC Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center (older link archive)
FLA Farm Loan Analysis
FLAG Farm Loans Analysis Group | Foreign Labor Application Gateway
FLAP Federal Lands Access Program (older link archive; archive2)
FLARE Flammability Limits At Reduced-g Experiment
FLAS Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program
FLASH Flooded Locations & Simulated Hydrographs
FLC Federal Laboratory Consortium | Office of Foreign Labor Certification (older link archive)
FLEC Financial Literacy and Education Commission
FleetREDI Fleet Research, Energy Data, and Insights
FLEO Census of Federal Law Enforcement Officers (changed to CFLEO)
FLERT Firefighter and Law Enforcement Retirement Team
FLETA Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation
FLETC Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
FLETF Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force
FLEX Future Leaders Exchange Program
FLH Office of Federal Lands Highway (older link archive)
FLICC Federal Library and Information Center Committee
FLIGHT Facility Level Information on Greenhouse Gases Tool | Future Leaders in Infections and Global Health Threats (older link archive)
FPAC Farm Production and Conservation
FPAR Family Planning Annual Report (older link archive; archive2; archive3; archive4)
FPB Federal Programs Branch | Finance and Performance Budgeting Division (older link archive; archive2)
FPC Federal Privacy Council | Federal Publishing Council | Foreign Press Centers (older link archive; archive2)
FPCB Freight Professional Capacity Building Program
FPCO Family Policy Compliance Office (older link archive)
FPD Facility Protection Division | Flight Projects Directorate
FPDS Federal Procurement Data System
FPE Flow Photo Explorer
FPED Food Patterns Equivalents Database
FPEP Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program
FPI Federal Preservation Institute (unable to verify 11/22; older link archive) | Federal Prison Industries | Federal Program Inventory (older link archive)
FPIC Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications (older link archive)
FPISC Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (older link archive)
FPKI Federal Public Key Infrastructure (older link archive; archive2; archive3; archive4)
FPKIPA Federal Public Key Infrastructure Policy Authority (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
FPL Federal Poverty Level (older link archive) | Forest Products Laboratory (older link archive; archive2)
FPM Office of Field Policy and Management (older link archive)
FPMR Federal Property Management Regulation (replaced by FMR)
FPO Food Price Outlook
FPRS Federal Pain Research Strategy (older link archive; archive2) | Food Programs Reporting System
FPS Federal Priority Streamgages | Federal Protective Service (older link archive)
FPTA Fibers, Peanuts and Tobacco Analysis Group (older link archive)
FRED Faciltiies and Real Estate Division (older link archive; archive2) | Federal Reserve Economic Data | Fine-Root Ecology Database
Freddie Mac Federal Home Loan Corporation
FrEDI Framework for Evaluating Damages and Impacts
FREE Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (defunct as of 6/15)
FREE-B Food Related Emergency Exercise Bundle (older link archive; archive2)
FRESC Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (older link archive)
FRESH Flood Risk and Endangered Species Habitat
FRG First Responders Group (changed to First Responder Technologies, then First Responder Capability)
FRIDA Forest Resource Index for Decisions in Adaptation
FRIS Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey (changed to IWMS)
FRMAC Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (older link archive)
FRMC Federal Records Management Council
FRMP Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program
FRNs Floating Rate Notes (older link archive)
FRON Federal Records Officers Network
FRP Family Reunification Parole
FRPAP Federal Real Property Assistance Program
FRPC Federal Real Property Council (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
FRPG Federal Real Property Gateway (unable to verify 9/22; older link archive)
FRPP Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (unable to verify 10/22; older link archive) | Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination (site archived; older link archive)
FRPP MS Federal Real Property Profile Management System (older link archive)
FRPS Federal Reserve Payments Study
FRRCC Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee
FRRS Federal Reserve Regulatory Service
FRS Facility Registry Service (older link archive) | Federal Reserve System | Federal Relay Service (changed to FedRelay; older link archive)
FRSAN Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (older link archive)
FRSMP Federally Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary
FRSS Fast Response Survey System
FRTEP Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program (older link archive; archive2)
FRTF Family Reunification Task Force
FRTIB Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
FRTR Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable
FRUS Foreign Relations of the United States