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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.


RA Office of Regional Affairs (older link archive; archive2)
RAB Regulatory Affairs Branch (older link archive; archive2)
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)
RAF Risk Assessment Forum
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)
RANDS Research and Development Survey
RAP Rapid Refresh | Registered Apprenticeship Program
RAPP Refugee Agricultural Partnership Project (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
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)
RCD Rural Community Development
RCFL Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory
RCM Revenue Collections Management
RCP Refugee Career Pathways (older link archive)
RCPP Regional Conservation Partnership Program (older link archive)
RCR Resident Characteristics Report
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RCS Records Control Schedules | Reusable Component Services (replaced by SSRC; older link archive)
RD Rural Development
RDA Resource Description and Access
RDC Research Data Center
RDETAP Roadway Data Extraction Technical Assistance Program
RDI Renditions, Detentions, and Interrogations Program
RDIP Roadway Data Improvement Program
RDP Research and Development Partnerships
RDPC Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium
RDRC Radioactive Drug Research Committee | Retirement and Disability Research Consortium
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 Data Warehouses (older link archive) | Resource Evaluation and Assessment Division (older link archive)
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 Regional Economic Conditions (defunct)
RECS Residential Energy Consumption Survey
RED Re-Engineered Discharge
REDDI Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative
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
REML Reston Electron Microbeam Laboratory
REMM Radiation Emergency Medical Management (older link archive)
REMS Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools | 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) | Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center
RESCUE Resources & Education for Stroke Caregivers' Understanding & Empowerment
RESEP Radiation Exposure Screening & Education Program (older link archive; archive2)
RESES Regional Sustainable Environmental Science (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
RESILIENCE Robust Energy Sources for Intelligence Logistics In Extreme Novel and Challenging Environments
RESL Radiological and Environmental Sciences Laboratory
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
RETIGO REal TIme Geospatial Data Viewer
REU Research Experiences for Undergraduates
RFA Radio Free Asia | Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
RFCCMED Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development (older link archive)
RFE Regulatory Fish Encyclopedia (older link archive)
RFE/RL Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
RFMMB Risk Factor Monitoring & Methods Branch (defunct 1/14)
RFR Reportable Food Registry (older link archive)
RFS Renewable Fuel Standard Program | Residential Finance Survey
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 (older link archive)
RHP Refugee Health Promotion (older link archive)
RHS Rural Housing Service
RHSE Rural Health and Safety Education Grant Program
RHY Runaway & Homeless Youth (older link archive)
RHYTTAC Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center
RIA Regulatory Impact Analyses
RIC Rural Information Center (older link archive)
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
RINAP Rural, Insular & Native Achievement Programs
RIS Regional Innovation Strategies (changed to B2S)
RISA Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments (older link archive; archive2)
RISC Regulatory Information Service Center (older link archive; archive2; archive3) | Risk Identification and Site Criticality
RISE Reclamation Information Sharing Environment
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
RLD Regulatory Affairs Law Division
RLF Revolving Loan Fund
RM Bureau of Resource Management (changed to BP)
RMA Office of Risk Management and Analysis (unable to verify 5/16; likely changed to OCIA) | Refugee Medical Assistance (older link archive) | Risk Management Agency
RMAP Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (older link archive)
RML Reston Microbiology Laboratory
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 (older link archive)
RNTA Research and National Technical Assistance Program
ROAM CBP Reporting Offsite Arrival – Mobile | Response Outreach Area Mapper
ROBO Releases of Beneficial Organisms in the United States and Territories (older link archive)
ROCIS RISC and OIRA Consolidated Information System
RODEO Realtime Opportunity for Development Environmental Observations
ROE Report on the Environment (older link archive)
ROPD Office of Regional Operations and Program Delivery
ROPPD Research to Operations and Project Planning Division (older link archive; archive2)
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; archive2)
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 | Response Research Branch (older link archive)
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
RRR Rapid Response Registry
RRTC Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
RS Reproductive Sciences Branch (changed to FI)
RS&T Regional Science and Technology (changed to LSASDs)
RSA Rehabilitation Services Administration
RSAC Railroad Safety Advisory Committee | 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 Radiation Safety Division | Reentry Services Division | Resilient Systems Division (unable to verify 2/16)
RSDO Rapid Spacecraft Development Office
RSDP Roadway Safety Data Program
RSEI Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators
RSI Refugee School Impact (older link archive) | Regional Snowfall Index
RSIG Remote Sensing Information Gateway
RSIL Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory
RSP Radiation Sciences Program
RSPCB Roadway Safety Professional Capacity Building Program
RSR Ryan White Services Report (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
RSSP Reimbursable Screening Services Program
RSTAC Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (older link archive; archive2)
RSU Research and Support Unit
RSVP Retired and Senior Volunteers Program (older link archive; archive2)
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
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 (replaced by RISE)