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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
FAB Field Assistance Bulletin, EBSA | Field Assistance Bulletin, WHD
FAC Federal Audit Clearinghouse (older link archive; archive2) | 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)
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 | 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
FADS Food Availability (Per Capita) Data System
FAE Foreign Aid Explorer (merged into
FAEIS Food and Agricultural Education Information System
FAER Fisheries: Aquatic and Endangered Resources Program (changed to Fisheries Program; older link archive)
FAERS FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (older link archive; archive2)
FAF Freight Analysis Framework
FAH Foreign Affairs Handbook
FAI Federal Acquisition Institute (alternate link archive)
FAIRS Federal Aviation Interactive Reporting System
FAIS Food Aid Information System (older link archive)
FAM Foreign Affairs Manual
FAMES Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-way Employees and Signalmen Committee
FAM-IT Fire and Aviation Management IT
FAMWEB Fire and Aviation Management Web Applications (replaced by FAM-IT)
FAN Faculty for Advancing Neuroscience Cross-divisional Group | 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)
FAPRS Federal Assistance Programs Retrieval System (replaced by CFDA)
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation (older link archive)
FARA Food Access Research Atlas | Foreign Agents Registration Act (older link archive)
FARAD Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank
FARG Federal Adaptation and Resilience Group
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)
FASE Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement
FASLP Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program
FASS-FHA Financial Assessment of FHA Housing
FASSR Financial Assistance and Social Services Report
FaST Flood and Storm Tracker
FAST Federal and State Technology Partnership Program | Free and Secure Trade
Fatherhood FIRE Fatherhood—Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilient, and Essential
FATUS Foreign Agricultural Trade of the United States
FAVIR Fruits and Vegetables Import Requirements Database (older link archive)
FBCI Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (changed to OFBNP)
FBD Ferry Boat Discretionary Program
FBE Foreign Biometric Exchange Program
FBGC Florence Bascom Geoscience Center
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBIIC Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee
FBIS Foreign Broadcast Information Service (changed to WNC; defunct)
FBMS Financial and Business Management System
FBO Federal Business Opportunities (merged into
FBP Fishery Biology Program (older link archive)
FBWT Fund Balance with Treasury
FCA Farm Credit Administration
FCC Federal Communications Commission | U.S.-Mexico Border Field Coordinating Committee (unable to verify 11/18)
FCCI Federal Cloud Computing Initiative (unable to verify 10/13; likely absorbed into, then into FedRAMP)
FCCPS Federal Criminal Case Processing Statistics
FCD Fire Calorimetry Database
FCG Federal Consulting Group
FI Fertility and Infertility Branch (changed to FIB)
FIA Federal Insurance Administration (changed to FIMA) | Forest Inventory and Analysis
FIAT Fire and Invasives Assessment Tool
FIB Fertility and Infertility Branch
FIBB Federal Investments and Borrowings Branch
FIBF Federal Integrated Business Framework
FIC John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences
FICAM Federal Identity, Credential, & Access Management
FICMNEW Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds (older link archive)
FICO Financing Corporation
FIDO Federal Interagency Databases Online (unable to verify 1/17) | Forest Inventory Data Online (older link archive)
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)
FIO Federal Insurance Office
FIPNet Federal Information Preservation Network (older link archive)
FIPS Federal Information Processing Standards (older link archive; archive2)
FIPSE Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
FIQAS Forecast Impact and Quality Assessment Section
FIR Foreign Investment Review
FIRD Financial Instrument Reference Database
FIRM Flood Insurance Rate Map (older link archive; archive2)
FIRMS Fire Information for Resource Management System
FIRST Fatality and Injury Reporting System Tool | FOIA Immigration Records SysTem (older link archive; archive2)
FRED Faciltiies and Real Estate Division (older link archive) | 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)
FRG First Responders Group (changed to First Responder Technologies, then First Responder Capability)
FRMAC Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center
FRMC Federal Records Management Council
FRMP Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program
FRNs Floating Rate Notes
FRON Federal Records Officers Network
FRPAP Federal Real Property Assistance Program
FRPC Federal Real Property Council (older link archive)
FRPG Federal Real Property Gateway
FRPP Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (older link archive)
FRPP MS Federal Real Property Profile Management System
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)
FRSS Fast Response Survey System
FRTEP Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program (older link archive)
FRTF Family Reunification Task Force
FRTIB Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
FRTR Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable
FRUS Foreign Relations of the United States