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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&T Science and Technology Directorate
S&TF Science and Technology Facility
SA Office of Security Assistance
SAB EPA Science Advisory Board
SABER Statistical Analysis Battery for Epidemiological Research (unable to verify)
SABIT Special American Business Internship Training (older link archive)
SABS School Attendance Boundary Survey (older link archive)
SAC Small Agency Council
SACC Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals
SACGHS Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society (unable to verify 7/17)
SACGT Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing (absorbed by SACGHS)
SACO Subject Authority Cooperative Program
SACX Secretary's Advisory Committee on Xenotransplantation (defunct)
SaDIP Safety Data Improvement Program
SAE State and Metro Area Employment, Hours, & Earnings
SAER LLNL Site Annual Environmental Report
SAFECOM Safety Communications (older link archive)
SAFER Safety and Fitness Electronic Records | Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants Program (older link archive)
SAHIE Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (older link archive)
SAIF Saving Associate Insurance Fund (merged into DIF)
SAIPE Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (older link archive)
SALI SEC Action Lookup for Individuals
SAM System Advisor Model | System for Award Management (older link archive)
SAMHDA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAO Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
SAOP Senior Agency Officials for Privacy (unable to verify 2/18; older link archive)
SAP Scientific Advisory Panel
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)
SARI Stock Assessment Review Index
SARP Sectoral Applications Research Program (older link archive; archive2)
SAS Service Annual Survey (older link archive) | Surveillance and Aviation Section | Sustainable Agricultural Systems
SASINF Stock Assessment Support Information (older link archive)
SASS Schools and Staffing Survey
SAVE Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlement
SAVIN Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (older link archive)
SAVS System for Assessing Vulnerability of Species
SAW Stock Assessment Workshop (unable to verify 4/20)
SB Space Biology Program (older link archive) | Surgery Branch
SBA Small Business Administration
SBB Statistical Briefing Book
SBC Structural Biology Center (older link archive)
SBE Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
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
SBO Survey of Business Owners
SBP School Breakfast Program (older link archive) | Section on Behavioral Pediatrics (unable to verify 10/19; older link archive)
SBRB Social and Behavioral Research Branch (older link archive)
SBSB Social and Behavioral Sciences Branch
SB/SE Small Business/Self-Employed Division (older link archive)
SBST Social & Behavioral Sciences Team
SC Office of Science (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)
SCAN Soil Climate Analysis Network
SCAP Security Content Automation Protocol (older link archive)
SCC Strategic Center for Coal (unable to verify 11/16)
SC CASC South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (older link archive; archive2)
S/CCI Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues (older link archive)
SC CSC South Central Climate Science Center (changed to SC CASC; older link archive)
SCDCD Scientific Computing and Data Curation Division
SCEC State Climate Extremes Committee
SCF Strengthening Communities Fund (unable to verify) | Survey of Consumer Finances (older link archive)
SCHIP State Children's Health Insurance Program (older link archive)
SCI Special Crash Investigations | Specialty Crops Inspection (unable to verify 8/17) | Sustainable Communities Initiative
SciDAC Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing
SCNGO Strategic Center for Natural Gas and Oil (unable to verify 2/18)
SCO Office of Strategic Communications and Outreach (older link archive; archive2; archive3) | Special Counsel's Office | Standards Coordination Office
SCOTUS Supreme Court of the United States
SCP Specialty Crops Program
S/CPR Office of the Chief of Protocol (older link archive)
SCRAM Support Center for Regulatory Atmospheric Modeling
SCRI Specialty Crop Research Initiative
SCS School Crime Supplement
SCSEP Senior Community Service Employment Program (older link archive)
S/CT Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism (changed to CT)
SD Storm Data
SDC State Data Center
SDDS School District Demographics System (changed to MapED)
SDMS Spatial Data Management System
SDN Specially Designated Nationals List (older link archive)
SDOH Social Determinants of Health
SDP Sustainable Development Partnerships (unable to verify 7/20)
SDPI Special Diabetes Program for Indians
SDR Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction
SDRP School District Review Program (older link archive)
SDVOSB Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (older link archive)
SDWIS Safe Drinking Water Information System (older link archive)
SEAB Secretary of Energy Advisory Board
SEAS Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism (older link archive; archive2)
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)
SE CSC Southeast Climate Science Center (changed to SE CASC)
SED 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
SEDS Social & Economic Development Strategies | State Energy Data System
SEE Senior Environmental Employment Program | Space Environments and Effects (discontinued)
SEE Action State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network
SEED Systems Engineering & Evaluation Directorate (unable to verify 5/16; likely changed to Assessments Directorate)
SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results
SEES Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability
SEFL Supervision, Enforcement, and Fair Lending Division (older link archive)
SEFSC Southeast Fisheries Science Center (older link archive)
SEL Systematic Entomology Laboratory (older link archive)
SEMS Superfund Enterprise Management System
SENSOR Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks
SENTRI Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection
SEP State Energy Program (older link archive)
SEPA Southeastern Power Administration
SEPDPO Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office (changed to DSEPD)
SEPT Survey of Employer-Provided Training
SER State Education Reforms
SERC Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
SERF Solar Energy Research Facility
SERO Southeast Regional Office (older link archive)
SERV Project School Emergency Response to Violence
S/ES Executive Secretariat (older link archive)
SES Division of Social and Economic Sciences | Senior Executive Service
SESTAT Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System
SET Space Environment Testbeds
SETS Statistical Export and Tabulation System (unable to verify 11/16)
SEVIS Student and Exchange Visitor Information System
SEVP Student and Exchange Visitor Program
SEWP Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement
SF Office of Sustainable Fisheries (older link archive)
SFBPC Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council
SFMNP Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (older link archive)
SFS Scholarship for Service
SFSP Summer Food Service Program
SGCN Species of Greatest Conservation Need
SGCR Subcommittee on Global Change Research
SGE Special Government Employee (older link archive)
SGIG Smart Grid Investment Grant
SGLI Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (older link archive)
SGM RCC Sexual and Gender Minority Research Coordinating Committee
SGMRO Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office
S/GP Office of Global Partnerships (older link archive)
S/GWI Office of Global Women's Issues (older link archive)
ShaRE Shared Research Equipment User Facility (merged into CNMS; see archive)
SHARE Initiative Safety, Health and Return-to-Employment (unable to verify 8/18)
SHARES Shared Resources High Frequency (HF) Radio Program (older link archive; archive2)
SHARP Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (older link archive)
SHC Strategic Habitat Conservation
SHED Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking (older link archive)
SHIBs Safety and Health Information Bulletins
SHIP Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (older link archive)
SHOP Self-help Homeownership Opportunity Program | Small Business Health Options Program (older link archive)
SHP Secretary's Honors Program (older link archive) | Supportive Housing Program
SHPPS School Health Policies and Practices Study (older link archive)
SHRP2 Strategic Highway Research Program
SHSD Safety & Health Services Division
SHSP Strategic Highway Safety Plan (older link archive)
SI Smithsonian Institution
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 Strategic Intelligence Division
SIES Strategic Industries & Economic Security
SIF Social Innovation Fund
SIG School Improvement Grants
SIGTARP Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
SIOC Strategic Information and Operations Center
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)
SISB Strengthening Immunization Systems Branch (unable to verify 6/15)
SIT State Inventory Tool (older link archive)
SITE Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise
SITES Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (older link archive)
SIWRO Secretary's Indian Water Rights Office
SJI State Justice Institute
SLAA State Library Administrative Agency Survey
SLAC Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
SLAITS State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (older link archive)
SLC Drug Safety Labeling Changes (changed to SrLC) | Smaller Learning Communities
SLDS Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program
SLGS State and Local Government Series
SLPSRA Division of Space Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications (changed to BPS)
SLR Sea Level Rise
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 Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (older link archive)
SMB Specimen Management Branch (unable to verify 7/20)
SMD Science Mission Directorate
SMG Spaceflight Meteorology Group
SMM Sustainable Materials Management
SMP Senior Medicare Patrol (older link archive) | Special Milk Program
SMSR Safety and Mission Success Review
SMVF TA Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center
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
SNCAFAC Sustained National Climate Assessment Federal Advisory Committee (also, ACSNCA; defunct 8/17)
SNL Sandia National Laboratories
SNOTEL Snowpack Telemetry
SNS Spallation Neutron Source | Strategic National Stockpile (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
SNUN Significant New Use Notice
SNUR Significant New Use Rules
SOAR SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery
SOC Standard Occupational Classification | Survey of Construction
SOCC Sustainable Operations and Climate Change Branch
SOCCR State of the Carbon Cycle Report (older link archive; archive2)
SOCDS State of the Cities Data Systems
SOCO Standards of Conduct Office (older link archive; archive2)
S/OCR Office of Civil Rights (older link archive)
SOD Safety of Dams program (older link archive)
SOFC Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Program
SOHO Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
SOI Statistics of Income (older link archive)
SOL Office of the Solicitor (older link archive)
SOMA Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units (older link archive)
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)
SoR System of Registries
SORCE Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment
SORD Special Operations and Research Division (older link archive)
SORNs System of Records Notices
SOS Safe Online Surfing (older link archive) | Science on a Sphere
SOST Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (defunct or inactive 1/17, WH transition)
SOT Survivors of Torture Program
SOTC State of the Climate
S/P Policy Planning Staff (older link archive)
SPB Science Policy Branch
SPC Storm Prediction Center
SPD Science Policy Division | Special Programs Division (unable to verify 10/14) | Survey of Program Dynamics (older link archive)
SPEA Strategic Planning and Economic Analysis (changed to EAO)
SPECA Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program
SPF Strategic Prevention Framework (unable to verify 5/19)
SPHB Susceptibility and Population Health Branch (unable to verify 12/13)
SPI Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation (older link archive) | Smart Policing Initiative (changed to Strategies for Policing Innovation)
SPLP Safer Product Labeling Program (changed to Safer Choice)
SPO Special Programs Office (older link archive) | Strategic Partnerships Office | Sustainability Performance Office (older link archive)
SPOREs Specialized Programs of Research Excellence
SPoRT Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center
SPPA Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (older link archive)
SPR Strategic Petroleum Reserve
SPRAC Senior Preservation Rental Assistance Contracts (older link archive)
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)
SQ-CLASS Business and Professional Classification Survey (older link archive)
SRAR Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation
SRB Scientific Review Branch | Services Research Branch
SRCL Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program (changed to CLSD)
SRDR Systematic Review Data Repository
S/RGA Office of Religion and Global Affairs (unable to verify 6/19)
SrLC Drug Safety-related Labeling Changes
SRM Standard Reference Materials
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 (unable to verify 1/17)
SRS Savannah River Site | Southern Research Station | Substance Registry Services | Surveillance and Response System
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
SS Secret Service
SSA Office of School Support and Accountability | Social Security Administration
SSAB Social Security Advisory Board
SSBCI State Small Business Credit Initiative
SSBG Social Services Block Grant Program
SSC Stennis Space Center
SSCC Social Science Coordinating Committee
SSCI Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
SSD Office of Strategic Stability and Deterrence Affairs | Satellite Services Division (changed to SPSD) | Scientific Services Division (older link archive; archive2)
SSERVI Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute
SS/HS Safe Schools/Healthy Students (unable to verify 3/19)
SSI Supplemental Security Income
SSLE Security, Safety and Law Enforcement Office
SSMA Status of Stocks and Multispecies Assessments (older link archive)
SSO SLAC Site Office (changed to BASO at SLAC; older link archive)
SSOAP Sanitary Sewer Overflow Analysis and Planning
SSOCS School Survey on Crime and Safety
SSP Office of Safety and Security Policy | Office of Safety and Security Policy (changed to Office of Field Safety, Security, and Infrastructure)
SSPs Syringe Services Programs (older link archive)
SSRP School Support and Rural Programs (unable to verify 10/19)
SSS Selective Service System
SST Sea Surface Temperature
SSTP Small Spacecraft Technology Program
SSURGO Soil Survey Geographic database
SSV Survey of Sexual Victimization
SSVF Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
SSWR Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Program
STAA Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics Team (older link archive; archive2)
STAG State and Tribal Assistance Grant Programs (unable to verify 1/15)
STAR Center for Satellite Applications and Research
STAS Office of the Science & Technology Adviser (older link archive)
Stat. United States Statutes at Large (older link archive)
STATE State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation
STB Science & Technology Branch | Surface Transportation Board (older link archive)
STC Office of Science and Technology Cooperation | State Government Tax Collections (older link archive)
STDs Sexually Transmitted Diseases
STEO Short-Term Energy Outlook
STEP Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
STEPPS State-Based Epidemiology for Public Health Program Support (unable to verify 2/13)
STEP-UP Secondary Transition to Employment Program – USGS Partnership
STEREO Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory
STEWARDS Sustaining the Earth's Watersheds, Agricultural Research Data System (older link archive)
STGWG State and Tribal Government Working Group
STI Scientific and Technical Information
STIP Scientific and Technical Information Program
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 (older link archive)
STP Science and Technology Policy (older link archive)
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
STRS Space Telecommunications Radio System
STRYVE Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (older link archive)
STTR Small Business Technology Transfer (older link archive)