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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
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
HALS Historic American Landscapes Survey
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)
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
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)
HCD4HS Human-centered Design for Human Services
HCFA Health Care Financing Administration (changed to CMS)
HCFAC Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control 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
HCP Habitat Conservation Plan (older link archive)
HCPCS Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System
HCRL Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory (older link archive)
HCS Hazard Communication Standard (older link archive) | Housing Counseling System
HCSA Healthcare and Social Assistance
HCSD Health Communication Science Digest
HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
HCV Office of Housing Choice Vouchers (older link archive)
HDGDC Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection (older link archive)
HDI Health Data Interactive (discontinued 7/16)
HDP Heritage Documentation Programs (older link archive)
HDRP Healthcare Delivery Research Program
HDW HRSA Data Warehouse (changed to
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)
HECAT Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool
HEEAD Health and Environmental Effects Assessment Division
HEERF Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
HEI Healthy Eating Index (older link archive; archive2)
HELP Commission Commission on Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People around the Globe (defunct)
HEMS HUD Enforcement Management System (older link archive)
HEMU Health Economics and Modeling Unit
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
HERD Higher Education Research and Development Survey
HERO Health and Environmental Research Online
HERU Hydraulic Engineering Research Unit
HESN Higher Education Solutions Network (older link archive)
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)
HFIR High Flux Isotope Reactor
HFP Division of Health Care Financing Policy
HFPP Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership
HFRP Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program (older link archive) | Healthy Forests Reserve Program
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)
HHRA Human Health Risk Assessment (older link archive)
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HHTS Healthy Homes Technical Studies
HiAP Health in All Policies
HIATUS Human Interpretable Attribution of Text using Underlying Structure
HIC Housing Inventory Count
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)
HIM Health Information Management Program
HINTS Health Information National Trends Survey
HIP Housing Improvement Program (older link archive) | 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)
HISPC Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
HITEC Homeland Identities, Targeting & Exploitation Center
HIU Humanitarian Information Unit (older link archive)
HIV/AIDS Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention (older link archive)
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
HMDA Home Mortgage Disclosure Act
HMEP Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (older link archive; archive2)
HMF Harbor Maintenance Fee
HMGP Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (older link archive)
HMI Healthy Marriage Initiative (discontinued 9/12)
HML Hollings Marine Laboratory (older link archive)
HMON Hurricanes in a Multi-scale Ocean coupled Non-hydrostatic model
HMRF Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood (older link archive)
HMRS Healthy Meals Resource System (older link archive)
HNRCA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
HOME HOME Investment Partnerships Program
HOMR Historical Observing Metadata Repository (older link archive)
HOPE Committee National Committee on Heroin Opioids and Pain Efforts
HOPWA Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
HOS Health Outcomes Survey (older link archive)
HP Healthy People | Office of Health Policy (older link archive)
HPC Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (changed to WPC; see archive)
HPCC High Performance Computing and Communications (unable to verify 12/12)
HPD Hourly Precipitation Data | Human Performance Division (changed to SPD)
HPDP Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
HPH Healthcare and Public Health
HPI House Price Index
HPMS Highway Performance Monitoring System
HPOG Health Profession Opportunity Grants
HPP Hospital Preparedness Program
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)
HPSS High-Performance Storage System
HQO Division of Health Care Quality and Outcomes (older link archive)
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)
HRRP Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
HRRR High-Resolution Rapid Refresh | High Risk Rural Roads
HRS Health and Retirement Study
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSP Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section
HRT Hostage Rescue Team
HRVWCC Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center
HRVWCU Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Unit (changed to HRVWCC)
HS&B High School & Beyond
HSAAC Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council
HSAC Homeland Security Advisory Council
HSAM Homeland Security Acquisition Manual
HSARPA Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (older link archive)
HSAS Homeland Security Advisory System (replaced by NTAS)
HSB Head Start Bureau (changed to OHS) | Health Studies Branch | Health Systems Bureau (changed from Healthcare Systems Bureau)
HSC Human Smuggling Cell (unable to verify 2/21)
HSDL Homeland Security Digital Library
HSEB Health Services and Economics Branch (replaced by HARB)
HSEEP Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (older link archive; archive2)
HSGAC U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
HSGI High School Graduation Initiative
HSGP Homeland Security Grant Program
HSI Hispanic-Serving Institutions Division | Homeland Security Investigations (older link archive)
HSII Human Services Interoperability Innovations
HSIN Homeland Security Information Network
HSINAC Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee (unable to verify 11/17)
HSIP Highway Safety Improvement Program | Homeland Security Infrastructure Program (older link archive)
HSIPR High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program (older link archive)
HSIRB Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch
HSLS:09 High School Longitudinal Study of 2009
HSM Highway Safety Manual
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 (unable to verify 6/19)
HSR Health Services Research
HSR&D Health Services Research & Development
HSRB Hazardous Substances Research Branch | Human Studies Review Board
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
HST High School Transcript Studies
HSWG Human Subjects Working Group (changed to HSPP)
HTA Homeland Threat Assessment
HTF Housing Trust Fund | Hypoxia Task Force
HTPU Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit
HTRL High-Throughput Research Laboratory
HTRS Human Trafficking Reporting System
HTS Harmonized Tariff Schedule
HTYPE Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (older link archive)
HUBZone Historically Underutilized Business Zones (older link archive)
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development (older link archive) | Humanitarian Use Device (older link archive; archive2)
HUD-VASH HUD Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing Program
HuGENet Human Genome Epidemiology Network
HURSAT Hurricane Satellite
HVRP Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (older link archive)
HVS Housing Vacancy Survey
HVU HUD Virtual University (older link archive)
HWCC Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council (older link archive)
HWM Health and Wellness Manager | High Water Mark Initiative
HWRF Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast
HWT Hazardous Weather Testbed
HyspIRI Hyperspectral Infrared Imager