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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.


G3 Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Program
G&M Geography and Map Division
GAANN Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need
GAC EPA Governmental Advisory Committee
GADR Global Argo Data Repository
GAFC Growth Accelerator Fund Competition
GAIHN Global Action in Healthcare Network
GAIN Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear | 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 Project (older link archive; archive2)
GARD Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center
GARFO Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (older link archive)
GATS Global Agricultural Trade System
GB Genetics Branch
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
GBMGD Genomics and Basic Mechanisms of Growth and Development
GBRR Great Basin Rangelands Research Unit
GBRU Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Unit
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)
GCDC Global Change Data Center
GCIS Global Change Information System
GCJ Office of Global Criminal Justice (older link archive; archive2)
GCLO Global Community Liaison Office
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; archive2)
GCRD Groundwater Characterization and Remediation Division
GCX Global Change Explorer
GDC Genomic Data Commons
GDD Global Disease Detection Program (older link archive; archive2)
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)
GECSC Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center
GEDI Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (older link archive)
GEDN Genetics, Epigenetics, and Developmental Neuroscience Branch (older link archive; archive2)
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
GEMSC Geology, Energy & Minerals Science Center
GENMEN FCC General Menu Reports
GEO Directorate for Geosciences | Gene Expression Omnibus | Geospatial Enterprise Operations
GEO-CAPE GEOstationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events
GeoCONOPS Geospatial Concept of Operations (older link archive)
GeoFIN Geospatial Fisheries Information Network (discontinued 2/18)
GeoMAC Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination Group (terminated 5/1/20; see transition info)
GESDB Global Energy Storage Database
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; archive3)
GFD Office of Global Finance Development
GFDL Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
GFS Global Forecast System | Office of Global Food Security (older link archive)
GFWED Global Fire WEather Database
GGGSC Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center
GGI Greening Government Initiative
GGRU Grape Genetics Research Unit (older link archive; archive2)
GHCN Global Historical Climatology Network (older link archive; archive2)
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 (older link archive)
GHSB Global Health Security Branch (changed to Global Health Security; older link archive)
GHSC Geologic Hazards Science Center
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)
GILs General Information Leaflets
GILS Government Information Locator Service (defunct)
Ginnie Mae Government National Mortgage Association
GIO GLOBE Implementation Office
GIP Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (older link archive)
GIPA Global Intellectual Property Academy
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 (older link archive)
GISP Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project
GISS Goddard Institute for Space Studies
GIST Global Information Sharing Toolkit (older link archive)
GISTEMP GISS Surface Temperature Analysis
GLAB Great Lakes Advisory Board (older link archive)
GLANSIS Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System
GLCI Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative
GLD General Law Division
GLERL Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
GLM Global Legal Monitor (older link archive)
GLNPO Great Lakes National Program Office
GLO General Land Office (older link archive)
GLOBE Global Land One-km Base Elevation Project | Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment
GLODAP GLobal Ocean Data Analysis Project (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
GLRI Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (older link archive)
GLS Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
GLSC Great Lakes Science Center
GLTED Great Lakes Toxicology and Ecology Division
GLWQA Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
GMAO Global Modeling and Assimilation Office
GMB Grants Management Branch, NICHD | Grants Management Branch, NIDA (older link archive; archive2)
GMBB Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch (older link archive)
GMD Global Monitoring Division (changed to GML)
GME Global Mountain Explorer
GMEG Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center
GMI Global Methane Initiative
GML Global Monitoring Laboratory
GMNRB Genetics and Molecular Neurobiology Research Branch (changed to GEDN)
GMO Grants Management Oversight Division
GMS Office of Global Material Security (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
GMTA Grants Management Technical Assistance Program
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
GNND Good Neighbor Next Door
GO Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy (unable to verify 1/20; older link archive)
GOALS Goal-Oriented Adult Learning in Self-Sufficiency
GOCD Global Ocean Currents Database
GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite | Global Online Enrollment System (replaced by TTP)
GOES-R Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites-R Series
GOGI Global Oil and Gas Infrastructure Inventory Database
GOLD Genomes Online Database
GOMO Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing
GOS Geospatial One Stop (merged into
GOSIC Global Observing Systems Information Center (unable to verify 9/21; redirecting to GCOS)
GP Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment (older link archive) | Office of Global Partnerships
GPA Bureau of Global Public Affairs
GPC Gender Policy Council | Green Procurement Compilation
GPD Grant Programs Directorate | VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
GPDC Global and Professional Direct Contracting Model
GPHIP Global Public Health Informatics Program (older link archive)
GPI Global Procurement Initiative
GPM Global Precipitation Measurement
GPN Green Power Network (unable to verify 7/17)
GPO Government Pension Offset (older link archive) | 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
GPRT Grazing Permit Renewal Team (unable to verify 5/22)
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 Gaseous Radioisotope Analysis In Situ Laboratory | Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory
GRAS Generally Recognized as Safe (older link archive)
GRASP Geospatial Research, Analysis, and Services Program
GRAV-D Gravity for the Redefinition of the American Vertical Datum
GRD Geologic Resources Division
G.R.E.A.T. Gang Resistance Education And Training Program (unable to verify 8/17)
GREET Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technologies
GRI Geologic Resources Inventory
GridPIQ Grid Project Impact Quantification
GRIN Germplasm Resources Information Network
GRIP Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (older link archive)
GRP Grassland Reserve Program
GRS General Records Schedules
GRTS Grants Reporting and Tracking System (older link archive)
GSA General Services Administration (older link archive)
GSAM General Services Acquisition Manual (older link archive)
GSB Geospatial Services Branch (unable to verify 4/22; likely changed to/merged with GEO)
GSD Global Systems Division
GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center (older link archive)
GSHS Global School-based Student Health Survey
GSL Global Systems Laboratory | Grid Storage Launchpad
GSM-102 Export Credit Guarantee Program
GSN Global Seismographic Network (older link archive)
GSO Government to Government Services Online
GSOD Global Summary of the Day (older link archive)
GSPCC Genome Sequencing Program Coordinating Center
GSS Database of Genome Survey Sequences (merged into Nucleotide) | Global Security Sciences (unable to verify 6/19) | Office of General Supplies and Services
GSTC Geospatial Service and Technology Center (changed to GTAC)
GSTM Global Steel Trade Monitor
GTAC Geospatial Technology and Applications Center (older link archive)
GTAS Governmentwide Treasury Account Symbol Adjusted Trial Balance System
GTB Genome Technology Branch (defunct)
GTFS Government Transportation Financial Statistics
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 (older link archive)
GTP Geothermal Technologies Program (changed to GTO)
GTR Genetic Testing Registry
GTSPP Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Programme
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)
GUS Government Units Survey
GusNIP Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (older link archive)
GVP Global Volcanism Program
GWA Governmentwide Accounting & Reporting Modernization (changed to CARS)
GWAC Governmentwide Acquisition Contract
GWEP Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (older link archive)
GwoB Government Without Boundaries (defunct)
GWRC Genetics for Western Restoration and Conservation
GWSIP Groundweater and Streamflow Information Program (older link archive)