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

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


MAP Market Access Program | Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (changed to Risk MAP) | Museum Assessment Program
MAPP Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
MAPS Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety (unable to verify 10/19) | Mass Attacks in Public Spaces | Mobile Applications for Public Safety (unable to verify 10/23; older link archive; archive2; archive3) | Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship
MARAD Maritime Administration (older link archive)
MARC Machine-Readable Cataloging
MARI Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (unable to verify 6/22)
MARINe Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network (older link archive)
MARSSIM Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual
MARTS Advance Monthly Retail Trade Survey
MARVEL Machine Assisted Realization of the Virtual Electronic Library
MAS Multiple Award Schedule (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
MASCD Mission Assurance Standards and Capabilities Division
mase Model-Assisted Survey Estimation
MASS Management Assessment Subsystem
MAST Marriage Strengthening Research and Dissemination Center | Mission Accountability Support Tracker
MAT Medication-Assisted Treatment (unable to verify 1/23)
MATCH Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (older link archive) | Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health (discontinued 6/18; older link archive)
MATERIAL Machine Translation for English Retrieval of Information in Any Language
MATES Multi-Agency Tissue Engineering Science (unable to verify 2/16)
MATRIX Multi-State Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange (.pdf)
MATS Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
MAUDE Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience
MAVEN Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (older link archive)
MEET Medicaid Eligibility and Enrollment Toolkit
MEG Model Evaluation Group
MELI Monitoring Evaluation Learning and Innovation
MEP Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership | Medium Energy Physics | Migrant Education Program | Mobility Energy Productivity Tool
MEPAG Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group
MEPI U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative
MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
MEPS-IC Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component
MEPS-ICAR Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component with Administrative Records
MEQC Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control
MERAS Mississippi Embayment Regional Aquifer Study (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
MERF Materials Engineering Research Facility (older link archive)
MERL Materials Engineering and Research Lab (unable to verify 11/16)
MERT Marine Ecosystems Climate Risk Team (older link archive; archive2)
MESA Marine Economy Satellite Account | Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Air Study (unable to verify 11/21)
MESC Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains Office (older link archive)
MeSH Medical Subject Headings
METL Mechanisms Engineering Test Loop (older link archive)
METLab Mechanical and Environmental Testing Laboratory
MetOp Meteorological Operational satellite
METRO Global Change Explorer Multisector Evaluation Tool (unable to verify 1/24; older link archive)
METS Message Evaluation and Testing Service (older link archive) | Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard
MFA Museums for America program
MFI Materials Flows through Industry
MMRR Medicare & Medicaid Research Review
MMS Magnetospheric Multiscale | MEDLARS Management Section | Minerals Management Service (changed to BOEMRE)
MMTD Marine Mammal & Turtle Division (older link archive)
MMU Missing and Murdered Unit
MMUCC Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (older link archive; archive2)
MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
MNMS Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
MNRG Midwest Natural Resources Group (unable verify 3/15)
MNSA Office of Multilateral Nuclear and Security Affairs (older link archive; archive2)
MOB Medical Oncology Branch (changed to MOS)
MOC Marine Operations Center (older link archive; archive2)
MoDA Ministry of Defense Advisors (older link archive)
MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
MODS Metadata Object Description Schema
M-OISPA Minority Farm Operator Occupational Injury Surveillance of Production Agriculture Survey (page archived)
MOLIS Minority On-Line Information Service (defunct)
MOLLER Measurement of a Lepton-Lepton Electroweak Reaction
MONAHRQ My Own Network, powered by AHRQ (site archived 4/23; older link archive)
MONet Molecular Observation Network
MOOSE Multiphysics Object Oriented Simulation Environment (older link archive)
MOPS Management and Organizational Practices Survey (older link archive)
MOS Medical Oncology Service
MOSAIC Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate
MOV Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor (older link archive; archive2)
MOVES MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator
MS Mission Support (older link archive) | Modeling and Simulation Branch
MSA Metropolitan Statistical Area (older link archive)
MSAP Magnet Schools Assistance Program
MSB Mission Support Bureau (changed to MS) | Money Services Businesses
MSBE Mountain State Broadband Expressway (older link archive)
MSC FEMA Flood Map Service Center (older link archive) | Management Services Center (unable to verify 11/16) | Maritime Security Center
MSCG Midwest Center for Structural Genomics (older link archive)
MSD Materials Science Division, ANL (older link archive) | Materials Science Division, LLNL (older link archive) | Mission Support Directorate
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets (unable to verify 9/13)
MSE Materials Sciences and Engineering Division
MSEE Molten Salts in Extreme Environments
MSEIP Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program
MSEL Materials Science and Engineering Library (changed to MML)
MSFC Marshall Space Flight Center (older link archive)
MSFIDM Multistate Financial Institution Data Match
MSFWs Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (earlier link archive; archive2)
MSHA Mine Safety and Health Administration
MSI Maritime Safety Information | Medicare Administrative Contractor Satisfaction Indicator (unable to verify 4/21)
MSIP Minority Serving Institutions Program (older link archive; archive2)
MSIS Medicaid Statistical Information System (changed to T-MSIS)
MSN Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry
MSP Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (older link archive) | Maritime Security Program (older link archive) | Mathematics and Science Partnerships (site archived 11/22; older link archive) | Medicare Secondary Payer (older link archive) | Minerals Security Partnership
MSPB Merit Systems Protection Board
MSPD Monthly Statement of the Public Debt (older link archive; archive2)
MSR Marine Scientific Research | Mid-Session Review
MSRP Montrose Settlements Restoration Program (older link archive)
MSRS Monthly State Retail Sales
M/SS Office of Management Strategy and Solutions
MST Maritime Security Team | Materials Science and Technology Division (older link archive; archive2)
MS-TC Modeling and Simulation Technology Center
MTAS Mars Transportation Assessment Study
MTBS Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity
MTCSWA Multiplatform Tropical Cyclone Surface Winds Analysis
MT&D Marine Trash and Debris Program (changed to Marine Debris Program; older link archive; archive2)
MTDP Minority Telecommunications Development Program (older link archive)
MTED Market and Trade Economics Division
MTF Monitoring the Future Survey (older link archive; archive2)
MTI Mineta Transportation Institute
MTIP Master Teacher of Invention Education Program
MTIS Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales
MTMDB Molecular Targets and Medications Discovery Branch
MTO Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing Demonstration
MTP Molecular Targets Platform | Molecular Targets Program | NTER Master Trainer Program (older link archive)
MTS Marine Transportation System (older link archive; archive2) | Model Tribal System | Monthly Treasury Statement (older link archive)
MTW Moving to Work (older link archive)
Mu2e Muon-to-Electron-Conversion Experiment
MuGSI Multi-site Gram-negative Surveillance Initiative
MUREP Minority University Research and Education Project (older link archive)
MUSE Multi-Site Implementation Evaluation of Tribal Home Visiting (older link archive)
MUTCD Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways
MVP Million Veteran Program
MVPS Message Validation, Processing, and Provisioning System
MWEE Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences
MWEPA Mexican Wolf Experimental Population Area (older link archive; archive2)
MWF My Water's Fluoride
MWL Mariners Weather Log
MWOBs Minority and Women Owned Businesses
MWTC Microwave Sounder-based Tropical Cyclone
MWTS Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey
MXP Import/Export Price Indexes
MyPART My Pediatric and Adult Rare Tumor network
MYVP Minority Youth Violence Prevention program (older link archive)