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

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


H Bureau of Legislative Affairs (older link archive; archive2)
HAB Harmful Algal Blooms | HIV/AIDS Bureau (older link archive)
HABS Historic American Buildings Survey (older link archive)
HABSOS Harmful Algal BloomS Observing System
HAC Division of Health Care Access and Coverage (older link archive) | Health Administration Center (absorbed into CBOPC)
HACCP Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (older link archive)
HAC-TC Hazard Awareness & Characterization Technology Center
HAER Historic American Engineering Record (older link archive)
HAFS Hurricane Forecast Analysis System
HAI Healthcare-Associated Infection (older link archive)
HAIC Healthcare-Associated Infections - Community Interface (older link archive)
HAICViz Healthcare-Associated Infections - Community Interface Visualizations
HALS Historic American Landscapes Survey (older link archive)
HAMB HIV and AIDS Malignancy Branch
HAMP Home Affordable Modification Program
HAN Health Alert Network
HARB Healthcare Assessment Research Branch
HARP Home Affordable Refinance Program (defunct 12/18)
HATS Halocarbons and other Atmospheric Trace Species Group (older link archive)
HAWQS Hydrologic and Water Quality System
HAYSTAC Hidden Activity Signal and Trajectory Anomaly Characterization
Hazus Hazards-United States (older link archive)
HBB Health Behavior Branch (changed to SBSB; older link archive)
HBI Healthy Brain Initiative (changed to NHBI)
HBIIP Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program
HBP Highway Bridge Program (reverted to HBRRP)
HBRB Health Behaviors Research Branch (older link archive)
HBRRP Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program (changed to HBP, then reverted to HBRRP)
HBRT HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool
HCAAF Human Capital Assessment and Accountability Framework (unable to verify 4/20)
HCAHPS Hospital CAHPS (older link archive)
HCD4HS Human-centered Design for Human Services
HCFA Health Care Financing Administration (changed to CMS)
HCFAC Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program (older link archive)
HCHV Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program
HCIC Hurricane Contracting Information Center (unable to verify 2/09)
HCIRB Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch (older link archive)
HCMI Human Cancer Models Initiative (older link archive)
H-CORE HHS Coordination Operations and Response Element
HCP Habitat Conservation Plan (older link archive) | Healthcare and Consumer Products Section (older link archive)
HCPCS Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System (older link archive)
HCRL Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory (unable to verify 1/23; older link archive; archive2)
HCRU Horticultural Crops Research Unit (unable to verify 1/23, likely changed to Horticultural Crops Production and Genetic Improvement Research Unit; older link archive; archive2)
HCS Hazard Communication Standard (older link archive) | Housing Counseling System
HCSA Healthcare and Social Assistance (older link archive)
HCSD Health Communication Science Digest (discontinued 8/22)
HCSO Health Communication Science Office
HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
HCV Office of Housing Choice Vouchers (older link archive)
HDGDC Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection (older link archive; archive2)
HDGM High Definition Geomagnetic Model
HDI Health Data Interactive (discontinued 7/16)
HDIAC Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center
HDP Heliophysics Data Portal | Heritage Documentation Programs (older link archive; archive2)
HDRP Healthcare Delivery Research Program
HDS Health and Diet Survey
HDSC Hydrometeorological Design Studies Center
HDTN High-Rate Delay Tolerant Networking
HDVEC Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator
HDW HRSA Data Warehouse (changed to
HDX Homelessness Data Exchange
HEAL Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative
HEALS Healthy Eating and Active LifeStyles
HEASARC High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center
HEC Higher Education Challenge Grants Program (older link archive; archive2)
HEC IWG High End Computing Interagency Working Group
HECAT Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool
HECM Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program
HEDIS Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (older link archive)
HEDR Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project (unable to verify 5/24)
HEEAD Health and Environmental Effects Assessment Division
HEER Higher Education Emergency Relief
HEERF Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
HEI Healthy Eating Index (older link archive; archive2; archive3; archive4)
HEIS Hanford Environmental Information System (older link archive)
HELD Health Effects Laboratory Division (older link archive)
HELP Commission Commission on Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People around the Globe (defunct)
HEMS HUD Enforcement Management System (older link archive)
HEMS Tool Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Tool (integrated into GFA-LA 10/23)
HEMU Health Economics and Modeling Unit (unable to verify 5/24)
HEO Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (separated into ESDMD and SOMD 9/21; older link archive)
HEP High Energy Physics Program (older link archive) | High School Equivalency Program (older link archive) | Higher Education Programs | Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty
HEPGIS Planning, Environment, Realty Geographic Information System (older link archive)
HERA Human Exploration Research Analog
HERD Higher Education Research and Development Survey (older link archive)
HERMES Heliophysics Environmental and Radiation Measurement Experiment Suite
HERO Health and Environmental Research Online
HERU Hydraulic Engineering Research Unit (changed to AHERU)
HESN Higher Education Solutions Network (older link archive; archive2)
HETF Health Equity Task Force
HExCAT Homeland Explosive Consequence Assessment Tool
HF Human Factors Division | Hydraulic Fracturing (older link archive)
HFD Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division (unable to verify 5/14)
HFIP Hurricane Forecast Improvment Program
HFIR High Flux Isotope Reactor
HfL Highways for LIFE
HFP Division of Health Care Financing Policy | Human Foods Program (older link archive)
HFPP Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership (older link archive)
HFRP Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program (older link archive) | Healthy Forests Reserve Program (older link archive; archive2; archive3; archive4)
HFTO Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office
HGP Human Genetics Program (unable to verify 11/20)
HHE Health Hazard Evaluation Program
HHF Hardest Hit Fund (older link archive)
HHI Healthy Homes Initiative (older link archive)
HHIS Heritage Health Information Survey
HHLPSS Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Surveillance System (older link archive)
HHRA Human Health Risk Assessment (older link archive)
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HHTS Healthy Homes Technical Studies
HIA Health Impact Assessment
HiAP Health in All Policies
HIATUS Human Interpretable Attribution of Text using Underlying Structure
HIC Histology and Imaging Core | Housing Inventory Count (older link archive)
HIDTA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (older link archive)
HIE Health Information Exchange (older link archive; archive2)
HIF Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility
HIFCA High Intensity Financial Crime Area (older link archive)
HIFLD Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data Working Group (older link archive; archive2)
HIG High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group
HIM Health Information Management Program
HINTS Health Information National Trends Survey
HIP Housing Improvement Program (older link archive; archive2) | Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (older link archive; archive2)
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (older link archive)
HIPDB Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (archive; merged into NPDB 5/13)
HIS Hydrographic and Impairment Statistics (older link archive)
HISP High Impact Service Provider
HISPC Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
HIT Office of Transportation Workforce Development and Technology Deployment
HITEC Homeland Identities, Targeting & Exploitation Center (older link archive)
HITL Humans in the Loop
HITS High Impacts Tracking System
HIU Humanitarian Information Unit (older link archive)
HIV/AIDS Division of HIV Prevention (previously, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention; older link archive; archive2)
HIV DRP HIV Dynamics and Replication Program
HIVE Health Information Vision Exchange | Highly Integrated Vehicle Ecosystem
HIVIS Hydrologic Imagery Visualization and Information System
HIW Health Indicators Warehouse (discontinued 6/16)
HKNC Helen Keller National Center
HL Hydrology Laboratory (older link archive)
HLED U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue
HPI House Price Index (older link archive)
HPMS Highway Performance Monitoring System
HPOG Health Profession Opportunity Grants
HPP Hospital Preparedness Program (older link archive)
HPRP Heirs’ Property Relending Program (older link archive)
HPS Heritage Preservation Services (unable to verify 5/11) | Household Pulse Survey
HPSA Health Professional Shortage Areas (older link archive)
HPSP Health Professions Special Pays
HPSS High-Performance Storage System
HPTC Historic Preservation Training Center
HPTS Office of Transportation Policy Studies
HPV-IMPACT Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Impact Monitoring Project
HQO Division of Health Care Quality and Outcomes (older link archive)
HQS Housing Quality Standards
HRC Homelessness Resource Center (unable to verify 12/18)
HRCCT Health Resources County Comparison Tool (changed to HRCT)
HRCPO HR Connect Program Office (changed to EBS)
HRCT Health Resources Comparison Tool (unable to access 2/17)
HRD Hurricane Research Division
HRDF Human Rights and Democracy Fund (unable to verify 6/19)
HREB Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch (unable to verify 5/16; likely changed to MEB)
HR LOB Human Resources Line of Business
HRP HIV Research Program (older link archive) | Human Research Program (older link archive; archive2)
HRPO Human Research Protection Office
HRQOL Health-Related Quality of Life (site archived; older link archive)
HR QSMO Human Resources Quality Services Management Office
HRR Human Research Roadmap
HRRP Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (older link archive)
HRRR High-Resolution Rapid Refresh | High Risk Rural Roads (older link archive)
HRS Health and Retirement Study
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSP Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (older link archive)
HRT Hostage Rescue Team (older link archive)
HRT3 Human Rights Target Tracking Team
HRVWCC Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center (older link archive)
HRVWCU Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Unit (changed to HRVWCC)
HS Hazard Services (older link archive)
HSIN Homeland Security Information Network
HSINAC Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee (unable to verify 11/17)
HSIP Highway Safety Improvement Program (older link archive) | Homeland Security Infrastructure Program (unable to verify 3/24; older link archive; archive2)
HSIPR High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program (older link archive; archive2)
HSIRB Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch
HSL GPO Historic Shelflist (older link archive)
HSLS:09 High School Longitudinal Study of 2009
HSM Highway Safety Manual (older link archive)
HSMMD Homeland Security Materials Management Division (older link archive)
HSOAC Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center
HSOC Homeland Security Operations Center (unable to verify 3/12)
HSP Office of Human Services Policy (older link archive; archive2)
HSPC Homeland Security Policy Council (older link archive)
HSPP Human Subjects Protection Program (older link archive)
HSR Health Services Research
HSR&D Health Services Research & Development
HSRB Hazardous Substances Research Branch (older link archive) | Human Studies Review Board (older link archive)
HSRC Housing and Services Resource Center
HSRIC Health Services Research Information Central (retired 9/21; older link archive; archive2)
HSS Office of Health, Safety and Security (divided into IEA and EHSS 5/14)
HSSEDI Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute
HSSTAC Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (site archived 6/23; older link archive)
HST High School Transcript Studies
HSWG Human Subjects Working Group (changed to HSPP)