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

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


R2O STI Field Driven Research to Operations Team
RA Office of Regional Affairs (changed to PC; older link archive; archive2)
RAB Regulatory Affairs Branch (older link archive; archive2) | Review and Analysis Branch
RACA Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action (older link archive)
RACC Registered Apprenticeship — College Consortium (older link archive; archive2)
RACE Resource Assessment and Conservation Engineering Division (older link archive)
RACF RHIC and ATLAS Computing Facility (older link archive; archive2)
RAD Rental Assistance Demonstration | Reports Analysis Division (older link archive; archive2) | Responsible Appliance Disposal
RADInfo Radiation Information Database (discontinued 6/19; older link archive)
RADS Refugee Arrivals Data System
RADV Risk Adjustment Data Validation
RADx Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics
RAF Risk Assessment Forum (older link archive; archive2)
RAINE Resilience and Adaptation in New England database
RAIO Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations Directorate (older link archive)
RAISE Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity
RAMB Research Animal Medicine Branch (older link archive; archive2)
RAMPAC Radioactive Material Packaging
RAMPS Restoration Assessment and Monitoring Program for the Southwest (older link archive)
RAMS Rangeland Allotment Monitoring System
RANDS Research and Development Survey
RAP Rangeland Analysis Platform | Rapid Refresh | Registered Apprenticeship Program
RAPP Refugee Agricultural Partnership Project (older link archive; archive2) | Regional Agricultural Promotion Program
RAPT Real-world Assessment, Prediction, and Treatment Unit | Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool (older link archive)
RAS Rangeland Administration System
RATB Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (defunct)
RATPAC Radiosonde Atmospheric Temperature Products for Assessing Climate (older link archive)
RATS Research Application Tracking System
RAVEN Rapid Analysis of Various Emerging Nanoelectronics
RAVG Rapid Assessment of Vegetation Condition after Wildfire (older link archive)
RAWS Remote Automatic Weather Stations (older link archive)
RBC Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse
RBCS Rural Business-Cooperative Service
RBEG Rural Business Enterprise Grant (unable to verify 12/19; older link archive)
RBI Radiation Budget Instrument (discontinued 1/18; older link archive)
RBPGL Reston Biogeochemical Processes in Groundwater Laboratory
RBRC RIKEN BNL Research Center
RBS Rural Business-Cooperative Service
RCAF Railroad Cost Adjustment Factor
RCC Regional Climate Centers (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
RCD Rural Community Development
RCFL Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory
RCI Reconnecting Communities Institute
RCM Regional Chemical Modeling (unable to verify 2/24) | Revenue Collections Management (older link archive)
RCMAP Rangeland Condition Monitoring Assessment and Projection
RCP Reconnecting Communities Pilot (older link archive) | Refugee Career Pathways (older link archive)
RCPP Regional Conservation Partnership Program (older link archive; archive2)
RCR Resident Characteristics Report
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RCRAInfo Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information System
RCRAInfo WIETS RCRAInfo Waste Import Export Tracking System
RCS Records Control Schedules | Reusable Component Services (replaced by SSRC; older link archive)
REAC/TS Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site
READ Registry of EPA Applications, Models and Data Warehouses (older link archive) | Resource Evaluation and Assessment Division (older link archive)
READI-Net Rapid environmental (e)DNA Assessment and Deployment Initiative & Network
READY Real-time Environmental Applications and Display sYstem
READY4Life Relationships, Education, Advancement, and Development for Youth for Life
REAP Reserve Educational Assistance Program (older link archive; archive2) | Rural Education Achievement Program (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
REAT Rehabilitation Escrow Administration Tracking
REB Radiation Epidemiology Branch (older link archive)
Recap Office of Recapitalization (older link archive)
RECD Rural Economic & Community Development (replaced by RD)
ReCON Real-Time Coastal Observation Network
RECON Regional Economic Conditions (defunct)
RECS Residential Energy Consumption Survey
RED Re-Engineered Discharge
RED List Registration Deficient List
REDDI Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative
RedDOG Readiness and Deployment Operations Group (changed to RDB)
REDOPS Response and Defeat Operations Support
REDTI Residential Energy Demand Temperature Index (older link archive)
REE Research, Education and Economics
ReEDS Regional Energy Deployment System
REEIS Research, Education, and Economics Information System
REFM Resource Ecology and Fisheries Management Division (older link archive)
ReFreSH Regulatory Framework for Seed Health (older link archive)
REFS Bureau of Resilience, Environment, and Food Security
Reg DaRRT Regulatory Development and Retrospective Review Tracker (unable to verify 2/18)
REHAB Watershed Rehabilitation Program (older link archive)
REI Recycling Economic Information
REIC Research on the Economic Impact of Cooperatives (unable to verify 12/15)
REIS Regional Economic Information System (unable to verify 3/12; some content available via Regional Economic Accounts and older link archive; see also CIESIN)
REL Regional Educational Laboratory Program
ReMIS Records Management Instruction Support
REML Reston Electron Microbeam Laboratory
REMM Radiation Emergency Medical Management (older link archive)
REMPD Renewable Energy Materials Properties Database
REMS Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools | Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy
RENEW Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce
REO Reentry Employment Opportunities | Regional Ecosystem Office (older link archive; archive2)
REP Radiological Emergency Preparedness
REPO Russian Elites, Proxies, and Oligarchs task force
RePORT Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool
REPP Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (changed to REP) | Regional Export Promotion Program
RERC Recreation Economy for Rural Communities | Regional Energy Resource Council (older link archive) | Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center
RERT Radiological Emergency Response Team
RES River Ecosystem Science
ReSciColl Registry of Scientific Collections
RESCUE Resources & Education for Stroke Caregivers' Understanding & Empowerment (older link archive)
RESEP Radiation Exposure Screening & Education Program (older link archive; archive2)
RESES Regional Sustainable Environmental Science (unable to verify 6/23; older link archive; archive2; archive3)
RESILIENCE Robust Energy Sources for Intelligence Logistics In Extreme Novel and Challenging Environments
RESL Radiological and Environmental Sciences Laboratory (unable to verify 3/24)
RESP Rural Energy Savings Program (older link archive)
RESSED Reservoir Sedimentation Database
REST Representational State Transfer Service
RETAIN Retaining Employment and Talent after Injury/Illness Network (older link archive)
RETIGO REal TIme Geospatial Data Viewer
REU Research Experiences for Undergraduates
RFA Radio Free Asia | Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
RFAB Risk Factor Assessment Branch
RFCCMED Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development (older link archive)
RFE Regulatory Fish Encyclopedia (older link archive; archive2)
RFE/RL Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
RFJ Rewards for Justice
RFMMB Risk Factor Monitoring & Methods Branch (defunct 1/14)
RFR Reportable Food Registry (older link archive)
RFS Bureau of Resilience and Food Security (changed to REFS | Renewable Fuel Standard Program | Residential Finance Survey
RGL Regulatory and Guidance Library (decommissioned 9/22; replaced by DRS)
RGP Pilot Remote Grading Pilot for Beef
RHCP Railway-Highway Crossings Program
RHD Respiratory Health Division (older link archive)
RHED Rural Housing and Economic Development (older link archive)
RHESSI Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (decommissioned)
RHFS Rental Housing Finance Survey
RHIC Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (older link archive)
RHIIP Rental Housing Integrity Improvement Project
RHOB Rayburn House Office Building
RHP Refugee Health Promotion (older link archive; archive2)
RHS Rural Housing Service
RHSE Rural Health and Safety Education Grant Program
RHY Runaway & Homeless Youth (older link archive; archive2)
RHY-HMIS Runaway and Homeless Youth – Homeless Management Information System
RHYTTAC Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center
RIA Regulatory Impact Analyses
RIC Rural Information Center (older link archive; archive2)
RICHS Rural Information Center Health Service (defunct)
RIDB Recreation Information Database
RIDGE Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
RIF Rural Innovation Fund (unable to verify 2/18)
RIM Records Information Management
RIMS II Regional Input-Output Modeling System
RIN Regulation Identifier Number | Renewable Identification Number
RINAP Rural, Insular & Native Achievement Programs
RIS Regional Innovation Strategies (changed to B2S)
RISA Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments (changed to CAP/RISA; older link archive; archive2)
RISC Regulatory Information Service Center (older link archive; archive2; archive3) | Risk Identification and Site Criticality
RISE Railroad Information Sharing Environment (older link archive) | Reclamation Information Sharing Environment
Risk MAP Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning
RIST Rainfall Intensity Summarization Tool
RITA Research and Innovative Technology Administration (changed to OST-R)
RiVorS Rivers of Vorticity in Supercells
RKB Responder Knowledge Base (absorbed into LLIS)
RLCs Research Learning Centers
RLD Regulatory Affairs Law Division
RLF Revolving Loan Fund (older link archive)
RLTT Rehabilitation Long-Term Training
RM Bureau of Resource Management (changed to BP)
RMA Office of Risk Management and Analysis (unable to verify 5/16; likely changed to OCIA) | Records Management Assessment | Refugee Medical Assistance (older link archive) | Risk Management Agency
RMAP Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (older link archive)
RML Reston Microbiology Laboratory
RMLs Regional Removal Management Levels for Chemicals (older link archive)
RMOTC Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (older link archive)
RMP Risk Management Plan
RMR Research, Monitoring & Regulations Division (previously, Research, Markets, and Regulations; older link archive; archive2)
RMRS Rocky Mountain Research Station (older link archive; archive2)
RMSA Records Management Self-Assessment (older link archive)
RNCTEC Radiological/Nuclear Countermeasures Test and Evaluation Complex (older link archive)
RNECE Regional Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Centers of Excellence (older link archive)
RNPN Resilient Nation Partnership Network
RNTA Research and National Technical Assistance Program (older link archive)
ROAM CBP Reporting Offsite Arrival – Mobile (older link archive) | Response Outreach Area Mapper
ROB Radiation Oncology Branch
RSD Radiation Safety Division | Reentry Services Division | Resilient Systems Division (unable to verify 2/16)
RSDO Rapid Spacecraft Development Office
RSDP Roadway Safety Data Program (older link archive)
RSEI Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators
RSFLG Recovery Support Function Leadership Group (older link archive)
RSG Resilient Strategies Guide
RSI Refugee School Impact (older link archive) | Regional Snowfall Index (older link archive)
RSIG Remote Sensing Information Gateway
RSIL Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory
RSL Remote Sensing Laboratory (older link archive)
RSLs Regional Screening Levels
RSP Radiation Sciences Program (older link archive) | Reimbursable Services Program
RSPCB Roadway Safety Professional Capacity Building Program
RSQA Regional Stream Quality Assessment (older link archive; archive2)
RSR Ryan White Services Report (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
RSS Raster Soil Surveys (older link archive)
RSSP Reimbursable Screening Services Program
RSTAC Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (older link archive; archive2)
RSU Research and Support Unit (changed to Research and Support; older link archive)
RSVP Retired and Senior Volunteers Program (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
RTB Research Technologies Branch | Rural Telephone Bank (defunct)
RTC Regional Test Center
RTCA Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program
RTCP Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program
R-Tech First Responder Technologies Division
RTECS Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (unable to verify 2/23)
RTL Ready to Learn
RTOFS Real-Time Ocean Forecast System
RTP Recovery to Practice (unable to verify 12/19; older link archive) | Recreational Trails Program
RTR Risk and Technology Review
RUCA Rural-Urban Commuting Area
RUCC Rural-Urban Continuum Codes
RUS Rural Utilities Service
RUSLE2 Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2
RV Recovering Voices
RVWP Ransomware Vulnerability Warning Pilot
RWHAP Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
RWIS Reclamation Water Information System (replaced by RISE)