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

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


G&M Geography and Map Division
GAANN Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need
GAC EPA Governmental Advisory Committee
GAIN Global Agriculture Information Network (unable to verify 12/18)
GAINS Center Gather, Assess, Integrate, Network, and Stimulate Center
GAM Guidelines and Measures
GangTECC National Gang Targeting, Enforcement & Coordination Center (merged into OCGS)
GAO Government Accountability Office
GAP Gap Analysis Program (older link archive)
GARD Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center
GARFO Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (older link archive)
GATS Global Agricultural Trade System
GB Genetics Branch
GBMGD Genomics and Basic Mechanisms of Growth and Development
GC Office of Government Contracting (older link archive)
GCC Government Coordinating Councils (older link archive; archive2)
GCD Game Changing Development
GCDAMP Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (older link archive)
GCDB Geographic Coordinate Data Base (unable to verify 8/17; see alternate site)
GCIS Global Change Information System
GCJ Office of Global Criminal Justice (older link archive; archive2)
GCLPD General Counsel and Legal Policy Division (older link archive; archive2)
GCMD Global Change Master Directory (older link archive)
GCMRC Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (older link archive)
GCRD Groundwater Characterization and Remediation Division
GDD Global Disease Detection Program (older link archive)
GDDER Division of Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response (changed to DGHP)
GDG Geospatial Data Gateway
GDP Gross Domestic Product (older link archive)
GDRB Genetic Disease Research Branch (older link archive)
GDTA Grantee Data Technical Assistance (unable to verify 5/18)
GEAR UP Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
GEC Global Engagement Center (older link archive)
GEDI Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (older link archive)
GEDN Genetics, Epigenetics, and Developmental Neuroscience Branch (older link archive)
GEH Genes, Environment, and Health Branch | Global Environmental Health
GEMEnA Interagency Working Group on Expanded Measures of Enrollment and Attainment
GEMMD Gulf Ecosystem Measurement and Modeling Division
GEO Directorate for Geosciences | Gene Expression Omnibus
GEO-CAPE GEOstationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events
GeoCONOPS Geospatial Concept of Operations (unable to verify 11/18)
GeoFIN Geospatial Fisheries Information Network (discontinued 2/18)
GeoMAC Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination Group
GES DISC Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (older link archive; archive2)
GETEM Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model
GETS Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (older link archive; archive2)
GFDL Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
GFS Office of Global Food Security (unable to verify 6/19)
GFWED Global Fire WEather Database
GGRU Grape Genetics Research Unit (older link archive; archive2)
GHCN Global Historical Climatology Network (older link archive)
GHDB Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch
GHG Greenhouse Gas
GHGRP Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
GHI Global Health Initiative (discontinued)
GHRC Global Hydrology Resource Center (older link archive; archive2)
GHS Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals
GHSB Global Health Security Branch (changed to Global Health Security; older link archive)
GHSP Global Health Service Partnership (older link archive; archive2)
GIBS Global Imagery Browse Services (older link archive; archive2)
GID Global Immunization Division | Governments Integrated Directory (older link archive)
GIDEP Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (older link archive)
GIL General Information Leaflets
GILS Government Information Locator Service (defunct)
Ginnie Mae Government National Mortgage Association
GIP Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (older link archive)
GIPP Global Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention (unable to verify 7/20)
GIPSA Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (absorbed into AMS)
GIRA Geospatial Interoperability Reference Architecture (unable to verify 11/17)
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GISP Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project
GISS Goddard Institute for Space Studies
GIST Global Information Sharing Toolkit
GISTEMP GISS Surface Temperature Analysis
GLAB Great Lakes Advisory Board (older link archive)
GLERL Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
GLM Global Legal Monitor
GLNPO Great Lakes National Program Office
GLO General Land Office (older link archive)
GLOBE Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment
GLODAP GLobal Ocean Data Analysis Project (older link archive; archive2)
GLRI Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (older link archive)
GLTED Great Lakes Toxicology and Ecology Division
GLWQA Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
GMB Grants Management Branch, NICHD | Grants Management Branch, NIDA (older link archive)
GMBB Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch (older link archive)
GMD Global Monitoring Division
GME Global Mountain Explorer
GMNRB Genetics and Molecular Neurobiology Research Branch (changed to GEDN)
GMO Grants Management Oversight Division
GMS Office of Global Material Security (older link archive)
GNDA Global Nuclear Detection Architecture
GNEB Good Neighbor Environmental Board
GNEP Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (changed to NE)
GNIS Geographic Names Information System
GNMA Government National Mortgage Association
GO Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy (unable to verify 1/20; older link archive)
GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite | Global Online Enrollment System (replaced by TTP)
GOGI Global Oil and Gas Infrastructure Inventory Database
GOLD Genomes Online Database
GOS Geospatial One Stop (merged into
GOSIC Global Observing Systems Information Center
GP Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment (older link archive)
GPA Bureau of Global Public Affairs
GPC Green Procurement Compilation
GPD VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
GPHIP Global Public Health Informatics Program (older link archive)
GPM Global Precipitation Measurement
GPN Green Power Network (unable to verify 7/17)
GPO Government Pension Offset | Government Publishing Office (formerly Government Printing Office)
GPOI Global Peace Operations Initiative (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
GPP Green Parks Plan | Green Power Partnership
GPRA Government Performance and Results Act
GPS Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment (older link archive) | Global Positioning System | Office of Global Publishing Solutions (older link archive)
GPSN Global Patent Search Network (unable to verify 2/17)
GRACE Gravity Recovery & Climate Experiment
GRACEnet Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network (older link archive)
GRAIL Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory
GRAS Generally Recognized as Safe (older link archive)
GRD Geologic Resources Division
G.R.E.A.T. Gang Resistance Education And Training Program (unable to verify 8/17)
GRIN Germplasm Resources Information Network
GRIP Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (older link archive)
GRP Grassland Reserve Program
GRTS Grants Reporting and Tracking System
GSA General Services Administration (older link archive)
GSAM General Services Acquisition Manual (older link archive)
GSD Global Systems Division
GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center (older link archive)
GSM-102 Export Credit Guarantee Program
GSO Government to Government Services Online
GSOD Global Summary of the Day (older link archive)
GSS Database of Genome Survey Sequences (merged into Nucleotide) | Global Security Sciences (unable to verify 6/19)
GSTC Geospatial Service and Technology Center (changed to GTAC)
GTAC Geospatial Technology and Applications Center (older link archive)
GTB Genome Technology Branch (defunct)
G/TIP Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (changed to TIP Office)
GTM Bureau of Global Talent Management
GTMBA Global Tropical Moored Buoy Array
GTO Geothermal Technologies Office
GTP Geothermal Technologies Program (changed to GTO)
GTR Genetic Testing Registry
GTSSData Global Tobacco Surveillance System Data
GUDID Global Unique Device Identification Database (older link archive)
GUPCP Geographically Updated Population Certification Program (unable to verify 7/20)
GusNIP Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program
GVP Global Volcanism Program
GWA Governmentwide Accounting & Reporting Modernization (changed to CARS)
GWEP Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
GwoB Government Without Boundaries (defunct)