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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.


RD Rural Development
RDA Resource Description and Access
RDC Research Data Center
RDI Renditions, Detentions, and Interrogations Program
RDP Research and Development Partnerships
RDRC Radioactive Drug Research Committee
RDRD Rare Disease Repurposing Database (unable to verify 5/16)
RDS Retiree Drug Subsidy
RDSB Reagent and Diagnostic Services Branch
RDT Research, Development and Technology (older link archive)
REAC Real Estate Assessment Center (older link archive)
REACH Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (older link archive)
REAC/TS Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site
READ Registry of EPA Applications, Models and Databases | Resource Evaluation and Assessment Division (older link archive)
READY Real-time Environmental Applications and Display sYstem
REAP Reserve Educational Assistance Program (older link archive; archive2) | Rural Education Achievement Program (older link archive; archive2)
REB Radiation Epidemiology Branch (older link archive)
Recap Office of Recapitalization (older link archive)
RECD Rural Economic & Community Development (replaced by RD)
RECON Regional Economic Conditions (defunct)
RECS Residential Energy Consumption Survey
REDTI Residential Energy Demand Temperature Index
REE Research, Education and Economics
REEIS Research, Education, and Economics Information System
REFM Resource Ecology and Fisheries Management Division (older link archive)
Reg DaRRT Regulatory Development and Retrospective Review Tracker (unable to verify 2/18)
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
REMM Radiation Emergency Medical Management
REMS Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy
REO Regional Ecosystem Office (older link archive)
REP Radiological Emergency Preparedness
RePORT Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool
REPP Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (changed to REP)
RERC Regional Energy Resource Council (older link archive)
RESCUE Resources & Education for Stroke Caregivers' Understanding & Empowerment
RESEP Radiation Exposure Screening & Education Program (older link archive)
RESES Regional Sustainable Environmental Science (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
RESL Radiological and Environmental Sciences Laboratory
RESP Rural Energy Savings Program
RESSED Reservoir Sedimentation Database
REU Research Experiences for Undergraduates
RFE Regulatory Fish Encyclopedia (older link archive)
RFMMB Risk Factor Monitoring & Methods Branch (defunct 1/14)
RFR Reportable Food Registry (older link archive)
RFS Renewable Fuel Standard Program
RHED Rural Housing and Economic Development (older link archive)
RHESSI Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager
RHFS Rental Housing Finance Survey
RHIC Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider
RHS Rural Housing Service
RHY Runaway & Homeless Youth
RHYTTAC Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center
RIA Regulatory Impact Analyses
RIC Rural Information Center
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)
RIS Regional Innovation Strategies (changed to B2S)
RISA Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments (older link archive)
RISC Regulatory Information Service Center (older link archive; archive2)
Risk MAP Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning
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
RM Bureau of Resource Management (changed to BP)
RMA Office of Risk Management and Analysis (unable to verify 5/16; likely changed to OCIA) | Risk Management Agency
RMOTC Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (older link archive)
RMR Research, Markets, and Regulations Division (older link archive)
RMRS Rocky Mountain Research Station (older link archive)
RMSA Records Management Self-Assessment
RNECE Regional Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Centers of Excellence
ROAM CBP Reporting Offsite Arrival – Mobile
ROBO Releases of Beneficial Organisms in the United States and Territories (older link archive)
ROCIS RISC and OIRA Consolidated Information System
ROE Report on the Environment (older link archive)
RoPR Registry of Patient Registries (older link archive)
RORC Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center (changed to CINDRR)
ROSS Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency Grant Program (older link archive)
ROUTES Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success
RPE Rape Prevention and Education Program (older link archive)
RPES Research Position Evaluation System
RPIF Regional Planetary Image Facility (older link archive)
R/PPR Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (older link archive)
RPRS Research Permit and Reporting System
RRAP Regional Resiliency Assessment Program (older link archive; archive2)
RRB Railroad Retirement Board
RRD Regulations and Rulings Division (older link archive)
RRED Resource and Rural Economics Division
RReDC Renewable Resource Data Center (changed to Solar Resource Data & Tools)
RRF Ready Reserve Force (older link archive)
RRG Regulatory Review Group
RS Reproductive Sciences Branch (changed to FI)
RS&T Regional Science and Technology (changed to LSASDs)
RSA Rehabilitation Services Administration
RSAC Remote Sensing Applications Center (unable to verify 10/20)
RSAT Office of Regional Security and Arms Transfers (older link archive) | Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program (older link archive)
RSD Reentry Services Division | Resilient Systems Division (unable to verify 2/16)
RSDO Rapid Spacecraft Development Office
RSDP Roadway Safety Data Program
RSI Regional Snowfall Index
RSIG Remote Sensing Information Gateway
RSP Radiation Sciences Program
RSR Ryan White Services Report (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
RSTAC Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (older link archive)
RSU Research and Support Unit
RSVP Retired and Senior Volunteers Program (older link archive)
RTB Research Technologies Branch | Rural Telephone Bank (defunct)
RTC Regional Test Center
RTCA Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program
R-Tech First Responder Technologies Division
RTECS Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances
RTP Recovery to Practice (unable to verify 12/19; older link archive) | Recreational Trails Program
RUCA Rural-Urban Commuting Area
RUS Rural Utilities Service
RWIS Reclamation Water Information System