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

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

S

SAR Semiannual Report to Congress, IG | Suspicious Activity Reports Program
SARA Service and Advice for Research and Analysis (older link archive) | Stock Assessment Results Archive (older link archive)
SARC Stock Assessment Review Committee (unable to verify 4/20)
SARD Safety and Assurance Requirements Division (changed to MASCD)
SARE Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
SARGDDC South Africa Regional Global Disease Detection Centre
SARI Stock Assessment Review Index (older link archive)
SARP Sectoral Applications Research Program (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
SARSAT Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking
SAS Science Analytics and Synthesis | Service Annual Survey (older link archive) | Surveillance and Aviation Section (unable to verify 8/22) | Sustainable Agricultural Systems (older link archive; archive2)
SASD State Ambulatory Surgery and Services Databases
SASINF Stock Assessment Support Information (older link archive; archive2)
SASP Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention program
SASS Schools and Staffing Survey
SAT Save America’s Treasures
SAVE Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlement
SAVER System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders Program
SAVIN Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (older link archive)
SAVS System for Assessing Vulnerability of Species (older link archive)
SAW Stock Assessment Workshop (unable to verify 4/20)
SAWG Sustained Assessment Working Group
SAW/RTW Stay-at-work/Return-to-work
SAWSC South Atlantic Water Science Center
SB Space Biology Program (older link archive; archive2) | Surgery Branch
SBA Small Business Administration | Small Business Assistance Program
SBB Statistical Briefing Book
SBC Structural Biology Center (older link archive)
SBCC Southwest Border Coordination Center
SBDR ScienceBase Data Release Tool
SBE Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
SBI State Broadband Initiative
SBIC Small Business Investment Company (older link archive)
SBIP Sustainable Buildings Implementation Plan
SBIR Small Business Innovation Research
SBIRT Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment
SBLF Small Business Lending Fund (older link archive)
SBLS Small Business Lending Survey
SBMH School-Based Mental Health Services Grant
SBO Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons
SBP School Breakfast Program (older link archive) | Section on Behavioral Pediatrics (unable to verify 10/19; older link archive)
SBPS Small Business Pulse Survey (terminated 6/22; succeeded by BTOS)
SBRB Social and Behavioral Research Branch (older link archive)
SBSB Social and Behavioral Sciences Branch (older link archive)
SBSC Southwest Biological Science Center
SB/SE Small Business/Self-Employed Division (older link archive)
SBST Social & Behavioral Sciences Team
SC Office of Science (older link archive) | Soil Series Classification Database (older link archive)
SC2 Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative (unable to verify 2/18)
SCA Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (older link archive) | Service Center Agencies
SCAAP State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (older link archive)
SCALEUP Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential Program
SCAMP Seafloor Compliance, Assessment, and Monitoring Program (older link archive)
SCAN Soil Climate Analysis Network (older link archive)
SCAP Security Content Automation Protocol (older link archive)
SCAS Small Community Advisory Subcommittee
SCB Standard Code Book | Survey of Current Business
SCBGP Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
SCC Sector Coordinating Council | Strategic Center for Coal (unable to verify 11/16)
SC CASC South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
S/CCI Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues (replaced by CDP; older link archive; archive2)
SCCN Seized Currency Collection Network
SC CSC South Central Climate Science Center (changed to SC CASC)
SCDCD Scientific Computing and Data Curation Division
SCEC State Climate Extremes Committee (older link archive)
SCED School Courses for the Exchange of Data
SCEP Office of State and Community Energy Programs
SCF Strengthening Communities Fund (unable to verify) | Survey of Consumer Finances (older link archive) | Swift, Certain, and Fair Initiative (older link archive)
SCG Security Classification Guide
SEA Tool Sea Level Evaluation and Assessment Tool
SEAB Secretary of Energy Advisory Board
SEAC Southeast Archaeological Center | Student Engagement and Attendance Center
SEAESRT Spacecraft Environmental Anomalies Expert System – Real Time
SEALS Sealant Efficiency Assessment for Locals and States
SEAPortal Secure Electronic Access Portal
SEARCH Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
SEAS Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
SEC Securities and Exchange Commission | Space Environment Center (changed to SWPC)
SECA Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (unable to verify 8/18)
SE CASC Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
SecEA Security Executive Agent
SE CSC Southeast Climate Science Center (changed to SE CASC)
SED Safety Enforcement Division (older link archive) | Statistical Engineering Division | Survey of Earned Doctorates | Systems Exposure Division (unable to verify 12/19)
SEDAC Socioeconomic Data and Applications Data Center (older link archive; archive2)
SEDAR SouthEast Data, Assessment, and Review
SEDD State Emergency Department Databases
SEDS Social & Economic Development Strategies (older link archive) | State Energy Data System | Statistical Enrollment Data System
SEE Senior Environmental Employment Program | Space Environments and Effects (discontinued)
SEE Action State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (older link archive)
SEED Systems Engineering & Evaluation Directorate (unable to verify 5/16; likely changed to Assessments Directorate)
SEEP State Energy Extension Partnership (older link archive)
SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results
SEES Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (unable to verify 12/22)
SEFL Supervision, Enforcement, and Fair Lending Division (older link archive)
SI Office of Services and Investment | Smithsonian Institution
SIAT Survey of International Air Travelers
SIBR Standards Incorporated by Reference database (older link archive; archive2)
SIC Standard Industrial Classification (older link archive)
SICP Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation (defunct or inactive 1/17, WH transition)
SID State Inpatient Databases | Strategic Intelligence Division | Systems Integration Division
SIES Strategic Industries & Economic Security
SIF Sensitive Instrument Facility | Social Innovation Fund (older link archive)
SIFCF Survey of Inmates in Federal Correctional Facilities
SI-FTAC Scientific Integrity Fast-Track Action Committee
SIG School Improvement Grants
SIGAR Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
SIGPR Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery
SIGTARP Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
SIID Safety and Incident Investigations Division (older link archive)
SIIM Office of Security, Intelligence, and Information Management (older link archive)
SILJ Survey of Inmates in Local Jails (older link archive)
SIMP Seafood Import Monitoring Program
SimPLER Simulation Program for Leveraging and Evaluating Resources
SIMRU Southern Insect Management Research Unit
SIND Solar Integration National Dataset
SIO Survey of Irrigation Organizations
SIOC Strategic Information and Operations Center (older link archive; archive2)
SIPP Survey of Income and Program Participation (older link archive)
SIRIS Smithsonian Institution Research Information System
SIS Science and Information Subcommittee (older link archive) | Specialized Information Services (discontinued 6/19) | Species Information System (older link archive; public portal no longer available 8/19) | Statistics in Schools
SISB Strengthening Immunization Systems Branch (unable to verify 6/15)
SISCF Survey of Inmates in State Correctional Facilities
SIT State Inventory Tool (older link archive)
SITC Smuggling Interdiction and Trade Compliance
SITE Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (unable to verify 8/21)
SITES Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (older link archive)
SitS Signals in the Soil
SIWRO Secretary's Indian Water Rights Office
SJI State Justice Institute
SJIC Survey of Jails in Indian Country (older link archive)
SJS State Justice Statistics Program
SLAA State Library Administrative Agency Survey
SLAC Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
SLAD State and Local Assistance Programs Division
SLAITS State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (older link archive)
SLATT State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training Program (older link archive)
SLC Drug Safety Labeling Changes (changed to SrLC) | Smaller Learning Communities
SLDS Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program
SLEGU Survey of Law Enforcement Gang Units
SLGS State and Local Government Series (older link archive; archive2)
SLIGP State and Local Implementation Grant Program
SLJ Survey of Large Jails
SLOPE State and Local Planning for Energy
SLPSRA Division of Space Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications (changed to BPS)
SLR Sea Level Rise
SLSC State and Local Solution Center
SLSDC Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
SLVAS Screening Level Vulnerability Assessment Survey (unable to verify 2/19)
SMA Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate | SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities
SMAD Spinal Cord and Musculoskeletal Disorders and Assistive Devices Program (unable to verify 8/17)
SMAP Soil Moisture Active Passive
SMaRT Science Models and Research Tools
SMART Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (older link archive) | Selected Metropolitan/Micropolitan Area Risk Trends | Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique
SMART ePANTS Smart Electrically Powered and Networked Textile Systems (older link archive)
SMB Specimen Management Branch (unable to verify 7/20)
SMCD Satellite Meteorology and Climatology Division
SMD Science Mission Directorate
SMDS Smart Monitoring and Diagnostic System
SME-QA Subject Matter Expert Qualification Assessments
SMG Spaceflight Meteorology Group
SMHPP Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program
SMM Sustainable Materials Management
SMMD Shape Memory Materials Database
SMP Senior Medicare Patrol (older link archive) | Special Milk Program
SMS Safety Management System
SMSR Safety and Mission Success Review
SMT Scars, Marks, and Tattoos
SMVF TA Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center
SN Shared Neutrals
SNAP Significant New Alternatives Policy | Southern Nevada Agency Partnership (unable to verify 3/19) | Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (older link archive)
SNAP-Ed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (older link archive)
SNAPP Synchronized NCEI Archive Projects Program
SOGW Subcommittee on Ground Water
SOHO Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (older link archive)
SOI Statistics of Income (older link archive)
SOII Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (older link archive)
soilSHOP Soil Screening, Health, Outreach, and Partnership
SOL Office of the Solicitor (older link archive)
SOMA Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units (older link archive)
SOMAPI Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative
SOMD Space Operations Mission Directorate
SONIC Sound Online Inventory and Catalog (older link archive)
SOP Street Outreach Program
SOPD Sector Outreach and Programs Division (older link archive; archive2)
SOPR Senate Office of Public Records (changed to OPR)
SOPS Surveys on Patient Safety Culture
SoR System of Registries (older link archive)
SORCE Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment
SORD Special Operations and Research Division (older link archive; archive2)
SORNs System of Records Notices
SORS Suspicious Orders Report System
SOS Safe Online Surfing (older link archive) | Science on a Sphere | Subcommittee on Sedimentation
SoSOA System of Systems Operational Analytics
SOST Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (older link archive)
SOT Services for Survivors of Torture (older link archive; archive2)
SOTC State of the Climate (older link archive)
S/P Policy Planning Staff (older link archive; archive2)
SPA Small Project Assistance Program
SPACE Stochastic Population Analysis for Complex Events
SPAN State Physical Activity and Nutrition Program
SPARC Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract
SPLP Safer Product Labeling Program (changed to Safer Choice)
SPM Supplemental Poverty Measure
SPO Special Programs Office (older link archive; archive2) | Strategic Partnerships Office | Sustainability Performance Office (changed to SPD; older link archive)
SPOREs Specialized Programs of Research Excellence
SPoRT Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center
SPP School Pulse Panel | Screening Partnership Program
SPPA Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (older link archive)
SPPC Safety Program for Perinatal Care
SPPE Safety and Pollution Prevention Equipment
SPPO Student Privacy Policy Office
SPPR Office of Strategy, Policy, Planning, and Requirements (older link archive)
SPR Strategic Petroleum Reserve (older link archive; archive2; archive3; archive4)
SPRAC Senior Preservation Rental Assistance Contracts (older link archive)
SPRC Suicide Prevention Resource Center
SPRINT Scaling Pandemic Resilience Through Innovation and Technology Challenge
SPRIRC Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee
SPRRS Southern Plains Range Research Station
SPRUCE Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change
SPS Secure Payment System (older link archive)
SPSD Satellite Products and Services Division | Standardized Program Structure and Definitions (unable to verify 6/19)
SPSQ IWG Software Productivity, Sustainability, and Quality Interagency Working Group
SP-TC Sensors and Platforms Technology Center
SQ-CLASS Business and Professional Classification Survey (older link archive)
SRA Sequence Read Archive
SRA Tool Security Risk Assessment Tool
SRAR Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation (changed to Special Representative for Afghanistan; older link archive; archive2)
SRB Scientific Review Branch (older link archive) | Services Research Branch (older link archive)
SRBC Susquehanna River Basin Commission
SRC Science Research and Collaboration
SRCL Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program (changed to CLSD)
SRCP Sodium Reduction in Communities Program
SRDR Systematic Review Data Repository (older link archive)
SREF Short-Range Ensemble Forecast
SRF State Review Framework
S/RGA Office of Religion and Global Affairs (unable to verify 6/19)
SRI Soil Resources Inventory
SrLC Drug Safety-related Labeling Changes
SRM Standard Reference Materials | Supervision Risk Management (unable to verify 8/21)
SRMC Special Representative to Muslim Communities (unable to verify 6/19)
SRNL Savannah River National Laboratory
SRO Smithsonian Research Online
SRP Superfund Research Program
SRRL Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (older link archive)
SRRS Service Records Retention System
SRS Savannah River Site | Southern Research Station | Substance Registry Services (older link archive) | Summary Reporting System (discontinued 1/21; older link archive) | Surveillance and Response System
SRT Solicitation Review Tool (older link archive)
SRTB Science of Research and Technology Branch (unable to verify 11/16)
SRTS Safe Routes to School | Survey Request Tracking Solution (discontinued)
SRWG NASA Sounding Rocket Working Group
STEREO Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (older link archive)
STEWARDS Sustaining the Earth's Watersheds, Agricultural Research Data System (older link archive)
STF Summary Tape File, Census
STGWG State and Tribal Government Working Group (older link archive)
STI Scientific and Technical Information
STIC Scientific and Technical Information Center
STIP Scientific and Technical Information Program | Statewide Transportation Improvement Program
STIP APS Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships Annual Program Statement (older link archive)
STIR/SHAKEN Secure Telephone Identity Revisited/Signature-based Handling of Asserted Information Using toKENs
STL Special Technologies Laboratory
STLP Short Term Lending Program (unable to verify 8/19)
STMD Space Technology Mission Directorate
STOP Stop Transmission of Polio Program | Strategy for Targeting Organized Piracy (changed to Enforcement Resources; older link archive)
STORET Storage and Retrieval Data Warehouse (decommissioned 6/18; older link archive; archive2)
STP Science and Technology Policy (older link archive) | Solar-Terrestrial Physics
STPC Science and Technology Policy Council (unable to verify 3/18)
STRBase Short Tandem Repeat DNA Internet DataBase (older link archive)
STRI Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
STRIDE Strategic Recruitment, Inclusive Diversity, and Engagement
STRP Seafood Trade Relief Program (terminated 1/21)
STRS Space Telecommunications Radio System
STRYVE Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (older link archive)
STS Second Target Station
STSAC Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee
STSI State Traffic Safety Information
STTR Small Business Technology Transfer (older link archive)
STVM Security Testing, Validation, and Measurement Group