Federal Budget Cuts – Where to Start? Hmmm … I have some ideas

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Do we really need all these Government Agencies, Associations, Entities, Offices, Centers, Departments and Reports?

How about we just retain the ones that start with the letters “Q” or “X” as a starting point?

(Credit to Kelly L. Smith’s GovSpeak site for the compilation)


AAA Archives of American Art
AAD Access to Archival Databases
AAPC Accounting and Auditing Policy Committee
AAS Office of Airport Safety and Standards
ABMC American Battle Monuments Commission
ABPP American Battlefield Protection Program
ACD Advanced Counterfeit Deterrence
ACDA United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
ACE Automated Commercial Environment
ACES Active Community Environments Initiative
ACF Administration for Children and Families
ACFR Administrative Committee of the Federal Register
ACHP Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
AcqNet Acquisition Central
ACS Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management
ACSFA Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance
ACSL Alternate Crops and Systems Lab (changed to CSGCL)
ACYF Administration for Children, Youth, and Families
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act (Text of ADA legislation)
ADC Program Against Digital Counterfeiting of Currency (changed to ACD)
ADD Administration on Developmental Disabilities
ADDS Aviation Digital Data Service
ADF African Development Foundation
ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution
AES Automated Export System
AFC American Folklife Center
AFCARS Adoption and Foster Care Reporting and Analysis System
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children (defunct; see history)
AFI Assets for Independence Program
AFMLS Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section
AFP Asset Forfeiture Program
AFS Air Facility System
AFSIC Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
AGDC Alaska Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
AGID Aging Integrated Database
AGRICOLA Agricultural OnLine Access
AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (changed to AHRQ)
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHS American Housing Survey
AID Agency for International Development
AILO American Indian Liaison Office
AIRS Aerometric Information Retrieval System (changed to AFS)
AMES Ames Laboratory
AML Abandoned Mine Lands
AMS Agricultural Marketing Service
AMTIC Ambient Monitoring Technology Information Center
Amtrak National Railroad Passenger Corporation
ANA Administration for Native Americans
ANL Argonne National Laboratory
AO Administrative Office of U.S. Courts
AOA Administration on Aging
AOC Architect of the Capitol
AOML Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
AOTUS Archivist of the United States
APH American Printing House for the Blind
APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
APIS Advanced Passenger Information System
APLAA Office of Asian Pacific, Latin American, and African Analysis
APP Office of Airport Planning and Programming
AQA Air Quality Analysis
AQS Air Quality System
ARB Administrative Review Board
ARC Appalachian Regional Commission | Archival Research Catalog | Arctic Research Commission
ARIS Air Resources Information System
ARL Air Resources Laboratory
ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement
ARNet Acquisition Reform Network (changed to AcqNet)
ARPA-E Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
ARS Agricultural Research Service
ASC Appraisal Subcommittee
ASL Assistant Secretary for Legislation
ASPE Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
ASPR Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
ATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
ATFE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
ATIP Anti-Trafficking in Persons
ATO Air Traffic Organization
ATP Advanced Technology Program
ATS Automated Targeting System
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
ATUS American Time Use Study
ATW Air Toxics Web Site
AWC Aviation Weather Center
AWIC Animal Welfare Information Center


BARC Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
BATFE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
BAU Behavioral Analysis Unit
BBG Broadcasting Board of Governors
BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis
BECON Biomedical Engineering Consortium (defunct as of 11/08)
BEP Bureau of Engraving and Printing
BER Biological and Environmental Research
BERA Business & Economics Research Advisor
BES Basic Energy Sciences
BEST Biomonitoring of Environmental Status and Trends (changed to I&M)
BFRL Building and Fire Research Laboratory (absorbed into EL)
BHPr Bureau of Health Professions
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
BIE Bureau of Indian Education
BIF Bank Insurance Fund (merged into DIF)
BIMAS BioInformatics Molecular Analysis Section
BIS Bureau of Industry and Security
BJA Bureau of Justice Assistance
BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics
BLM Bureau of Land Management
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
BNL Brookhaven National Laboratory
BNQP Baldrige National Quality Program
BOEMRE Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
BOP Federal Bureau of Prisons
BOR Bureau of Reclamation
BPA Bonneville Power Administration
BPC Best Practices Committee
BPD Bureau of the Public Debt
BPHC Bureau of Primary Health Care
BRB Benefits Review Board
BRD Biological Resource Division
BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
BRS Biotechnology Regulatory Service
BSE Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease)
BTOP Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
BTS Bureau of Transportation Statistics
BVA Board of Veterans Appeals
BXA Bureau of Export Administration (changed to BIS)


CA Bureau of Consular Affairs
CAB Climate Analysis Branch
caBIG Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid
CACFP Child and Adult Care Food Program
CAMICC CDC/ATSDR Minority Initiatives Coordinating Committee
CAOC Chief Acquisition Officers Council
CAP Civil Air Patrol
CAPPS II Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System
CARS Car Allowance Rebate System
CASMIRC Child Abduction and Serial Murder Investigative Resources Center
CATC Clean Air Technology Center
CAVC United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
CB Children’s Bureau
CBCA Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
CBD Commerce Business Daily (changed to FBO)
CBER Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
CBI Center for Biological Informatics
CBO Congressional Budget Office
CBP Customs and Border Protection
CCB Child Care Bureau
CCC Commodity Credit Corporation
CCDF Child Care and Development Fund
CCDO Community Capacity Development Office
CCEHIP Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention (unable to verify 5/11)
CCF Compassion Capital Fund
CCHIS Coordinating Center for Health Information and Service
CCID Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases (unable to verify 5/11)
CCIPS Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section
CCPI Clean Coal Power Initiative
CCR Commission on Civil Rights
CCTP U.S. Climate Change Technology Program
CCU Capital Case Unit
CDBG Community Development Block Grants
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDDIS Crustal Dynamics Data Information System
CDER Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
CDFI Community Development Financial Institutions
CDIAC Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
CDOM Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets
CDP Center for Domestic Preparedness
CDRH Center for Devices and Radiological Health
CDS Cataloging Distribution Service
CEA Council of Economic Advisers
CEBB Customs Electronic Bulletin Board (migrated to CBP)
CED Community Economic Development Program
CEDR Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource
CEN Bureau of the Census
CEOS Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section
CEPPO Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office
CEPS Center for Earth and Planetary Studies
CEQ Council on Environmental Quality
CER Comparative Effectiveness Research
CERC Columbia Environmental Research Center
CERCLIS Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Information System
CERT Community Emergency Response Team Program
CES Current Employment Statistics
CFA U.S. Commission of Fine Arts
CFACT Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends
CFBCI Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (changed to CFBNP)
CFBNP Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
CFDA Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CFIUS Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States
CFM Division of Contracting & Facilities Management (FWS)
CFO Chief Financial Officers Council
CFOC Chief Financial Officers Council
CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CFS Commodity Flow Survey
CFSAN National Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
CFTC Commodity Futures Trading Commission
CHAMPVA Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs
CHCO Council Chief Human Capital Officers Council
CHID Combined Health Information Database (discontinued as of 9/06)
CHIEF Clearinghouse for Inventories & Emissions Factors
CHIP Children’s Health Insurance Program
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CIAO Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (see NIAC)
CIC Consumer Information Center
CIC/AG Counterintelligence Center Analysis Group
CICA U.S.-Mexico Border Information Center on Air Pollution
CIFA Counterintelligence Field Activity (merged into DCHC)
CIGIE Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
CIO Chief Information Officers Council
CIPRIS Coordinated Interagency Partnership Regulating International Students (see SEVIS)
CIS Cancer Information Service | Citizenship and Immigration Services
CIT Center for Information Technology
CITA Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CIV Civil Division
CLG Certified Local Government
CLIA Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
CMHS Center for Mental Health Services
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMSO Center for Medicaid and State Operations (.pdf)
CMV Center for Minority Veterans
CNCS Corporation for National and Community Service
CNPP Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
CNS Corporation for National and Community Service
COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
CoCHP Coordinating Center for Health Promotion (unable to verify 5/11)
COGH Coordinating Office for Global Health
CONPLAN U.S. Government Interagency Domestic Terrorism Concept of Operations Plan (.pdf)
Conrail Consolidated Rail Corporation
CONSER Cooperative Online Serials
COOP Continuity of Operations
COP Coastal Ocean Program
COPS Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
COTPER Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness & Emergency Response (unable to verify 5/11)
COTS Cotton, Oilseeds, Tobacco and Seeds Division
CP3 Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships
CPB Corporation for Public Broadcasting
CPD Office of Community Planning and Development
CPI Consumer Price Index
CPO Corrections Program Office (now part of BJA)
CPPBSD Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
CPSC Consumer Product Safety Commission
CPSO Cataloging Policy and Support Office
CRA Community Reinvestment Act
CRB Copyright Royalty Board
CRC Civil Rights Center
CRISP Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects (merged into RePORT)
CROSS Customs Rulings Online Search System
CRP Conservation Reserve Program
CRS Congressional Research Service | Community Relations Service
CS U.S. Commercial Service
CSAC Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee
CSAP Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
CSAT Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
CSB Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
CSC NOAA Coastal Services Center
CSCE Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)
CSD Chemical Sciences Division
CSE Office of Child Support Enforcement
CSFP Commodity Supplemental Food Program
CSGCL Crop Systems and Global Change Lab
CSI Center for the Study of Intelligence
CSOS Controlled Substance Ordering System
CSOSA Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia
CSR Center for Scientific Review | Comprehensive School Reform Program
CSRC Computer Security Resource Center
CSREES Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (changed to NIFA)
CSS Crime and Safety Surveys
CSTL Chemical Science & Technology Laboratory (merged into MML)
CTAS Center-TRACON Automation System
CTC Counterterrorist Center (changed to NCTC)
CTEP Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program
CTGP Competitive Training Grants Program
CUIO Controlled Unclassified Information Office
CVM Center for Veterinary Medicine
CWC Chemical Weapons Convention | Commission on Wartime Contracting
CWG Council on Women and Girls


DASIS Drug and Alcohol Services Information System
DBP Discretionary Bridge Program
DCAC Disaster Contracting Assistance Center
DCHC Defense Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Center
DCMWC Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation
DCRT Division of Computer Research and Technology (replaced by CIT)
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration
DEC Departmental Enforcement Center
DEQ Division of Environmental Quality
DERT Division of Extramural Reseach & Training
DESA Department of Economic and Social Affairs
DFEC Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation
DHAC Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DHS TRIP Department of Homeland Security’s Travel Redress Inquiry Program
DI Directorate of Intelligence
DIF Deposit Insurance Fund
DLHWC Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Program
DLP Dairy, Livestock and Poultry Division
DNDO Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
DNFSB Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
DNI Director of National Intelligence
DOC Department of Commerce
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOI Department of the Interior
DOIU Department of the Interior University
DOJ Department of Justice
DOL Department of Labor
DOS Department of State
DOT Department of Transportation
DPC Domestic Policy Council
DPL Denied Persons List
DPOE Digital Preservation Outreach and Education
DRA Delta Regional Authority
DRL Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
DS Bureau of Diplomatic Security
DSO Duck Stamp Office
DSS Domestic Security Section
DTACBP Digital-To-Analog Converter Box Program
DV Diversity Visa


EAC United States Election Assistance Commission
EAR Export Administration Regulations
EBSA Employee Benefits Security Administration
ECA Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
ECAB Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board
ECHO Enforcement and Compliance History Online
ECI Early Childhood Institute (archive)
ECIE Executive Council on Integrity and Effiency (changed to CIGIE)
ECOSOC Economic and Social Council
ECP Emergency Conservation Program
ED Department of Education
EDA Economic Development Administration
EDGAR Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval
EDIE Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator
EDSI Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs (archive)
EEEL Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory (absorbed into PML)
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EEOICP Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program
EEOMBD Ombudsman for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program
EERE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
EHP Environmental Health Perspectives
EIA Energy Information Administration
EIS Epidemic Intelligence Service
EL Engineering Laboratory
ELIPS Electronic Library of Interior Policies
EM Office of Environmental Management
EMC Emissions Measurement Center
EML Environmental Measurements Laboratory
ENC Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
ENRD Environment and Natural Resources Division
EO Executive Order
EOAF Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture (changed to TEOAF)
EOIR Executive Office for Immigration Review
EOP Executive Office of the President
EOUSA Executive Office for United States Attorneys
EP&R Emergency Preparedness and Response
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPLS Excluded Parties List System
EPO Epidemiology Program Office
EPP Employment Projections Program
EQIP Environmental Quality Incentives Program
eRA Electronic Research Administration
EREN Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (changed to EERE)
ERIC Educational Resources Information Center
EROD Education Resource Organizations Directory
EROS Earth Resources Observation and Science
ERS Economic Research Service
ERSH-DB Emergency Response Safety and Health Database
ESA Economics and Statistics Administration | Employment Standards Administration (defunct 11/09)
ESnet Energy Sciences Network
ESP Environmental Studies Program
ESPIS Environmental Information System
ETA Employment and Training Administration
EUROPOL European Police Office
EVS Environmental Science Division
EWCP Export Working Capital Program
Ex-Im Bank Export-Import Bank of the United States


FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FAADS Federal Assistance Award Data System
FADGI Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative
FAMWEB Fire and Aviation Management Web Applications
Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FAPRS Federal Assistance Programs Retrieval System   (replaced by CFDA)
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation
Farmer Mac Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation
FAS Federal Acquisition Service | Foreign Agricultural Service
FASAB Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
FAVIR Fruits and Vegetables Import Requirements Database
FBCI Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBIS Foreign Broadcast Information Service (changed to WNC)
FBO Federal Business Opportunities
FCA Farm Credit Administration
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FCG Federal Consulting Group
FCIC Federal Consumer Information Center | Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
FCSC Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
FCSIC Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation
FD Food Distribution Programs
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FDA-TRACK FDA Transparency-Results-Accountability-Credibility-Knowledge Sharing
FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FDLP Federal Depository Library Program
FDPIR Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
FDsys (GPO) Federal Digital System
FE Office of Fossil Energy
FEB Federal Executive Boards
FEC Federal Election Commission
FEDIX Federal Information Exchange Inc. (defunct)
FedRAMP Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program
FedRelay Federal Relay Service
FEDRIP Federal Research in Progress Database
FEDSTATS Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMP Federal Energy Management Program
FERA Fate, Exposure, and Risk Analysis
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Fermilab Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
FETC Federal Energy Technology Center (changed to NETL)
FFAS Farm & Foreign Agricultural Service
FFB Federal Financing Bank
FFIEC Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee
FHA Federal Housing Administration
FHC Fisheries and Habitat Conservation
FHEO Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
FHFA Federal Housing Finance Agency
FHFB Federal Housing Finance Board (merged into FHFA)
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FIA Federal Insurance Administration | Forest Inventory and Analysis
FIC John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences
FICMNEW Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds
FICO Financing Corporation
FIDO Federal Interagency Databases Online
FINCEN Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FIPS Federal Information Processing Standard
FISC Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court
FJC Federal Judicial Center
FLC Federal Laboratory Consortium
FLETC Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
FLH Office of Federal Lands Highway
FLICC Federal Library and Information Center Committee
FLRA Federal Labor Relations Authority
FMAP Federal Medical Assistance Percentage
FMC Federal Maritime Commission
FMCS Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act
FMNP Farmers Market Nutrition Program
FMS Financial Management Service
FMSHRC Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
FNCS Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services
FNIC Food and Nutrition Information Center
FNMA Federal National Mortgage Association
FNS Food and Nutrition Service
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FOMC Federal Open Market Committee
FOUO For Official Use Only (.pdf)
FPCO Family Policy Compliance Office
FPDC Federal Procurement Data Center
FPDS Federal Procurement Data System
FPIC Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications
FPKIPA Federal Public Key Infrastructure Policy Authority
FPKISC Federal Public Key Infrastructure Steering Committee (changed to FPKIPA)
FPS Federal Protective Service
FR Federal Register
FRA Federal Railroad Administration
FRB Federal Reserve Board
FRD Federal Research Division
Freddie Mac Federal Home Loan Corporation
FREE Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
FreedomCAR Freedom Cooperative Automotive Research and Vehicle Technologies Program
FRS Federal Reserve System | Federal Relay Service (changed to FedRelay)
FRTIB Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
FRTR Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable
FS Forest Service
FSA Farm Service Agency | Office of Federal Student Aid
FSDO Flight Standards District Offices
FSI Foreign Service Institute
FSIC Food Safety Information Center (changed to FSRIO)
FSIS Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSP Food Stamp Program (changed to SNAP)
FSRIO Food Safety Research Information Office
FTA Federal Transit Administration
FTC Federal Trade Commission
FTS Federal Technology Service (merged into FAS)
FTZ Foreign-Trade Zones Board
FWS Fish and Wildlife Service
FYSB Family and Youth Services Bureau


GangTECC National Gang Targeting, Enforcement & Coordination Center
GAO Government Accountability Office
GARD Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center
GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GC Office of Government Contracting
GCMD Global Change Master Directory
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GILS Government Information Locator Service
Ginnie Mae Government National Mortgage Association
GIPSA Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GLOBE Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment
GNEP Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (changed to NE)
GNIS Geographic Names Information System
GNMA Government National Mortgage Association
GOS Geospatial One Stop
GPC Grants Policy Committee
GPO Government Printing Office
GPRA Government Performance and Results Act
GPS Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment | Global Positioning System
GSA General Services Administration
GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center
GSTC Geospatial Service and Technology Center
G/TIP Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
GWA Governmentwide Accounting & Reporting Modernization
GwoB Government Without Boundaries (defunct; see Wayback Machine)


HAC Health Administration Center
HBRRP Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program
HCFA Health Care Financing Administration (changed to CMS)
HCIC Hurricane Contracting Information Center (unable to verify 2/09; see Wayback Machine)
HCP Habitat Conservation Plan
HELP Commission Commission on Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People around the Globe (see Wayback Machine)
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HIDTA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
HIFCA High Intensity Financial Crime Area
HIP Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HISPC Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration
HMDA Home Mortgage Disclosure Act
HMI Healthy Marriage Initiative
HPCC High Performance Computing and Communications
HPS Heritage Preservation Services (unable to verify 5/11; see Wayback Machine)
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
HSAC Homeland Security Advisory Council
HSAS Homeland Security Advisory System
HSB Head Start Bureau (changed to OHS)
HSC Homeland Security Council
HSEEP Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program
HSOC Homeland Security Operations Center
HSPC Homeland Security Policy Council
HSS Office of Health, Safety and Security
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development
HVRP Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program


I&M Biological Inventory and Monitoring
IA Import Administration
IACB Indian Arts and Crafts Board
IADRWG Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IAEGC Inter-Agency Electronic Grants Committee (changed to grants.gov)
IAF Inter-American Foundation
IAIP Infrastructure Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Program (unable to verify 1/08)
IBB International Broadcasting Bureau (changed to BBG)
IBRC Innovative Bridge Research and Construction Program
IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
IBWC International Boundary and Water Commission
IC Intelligence Community
IC3 Internet Crime Complaint Center
ICAF Industrial College of the Armed Forces
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ICBEMP Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project
ICC Interstate Commerce Commission
ICDR Interagency Committee on Disability Research
ICE Immigration and Customs Enforcement
ICH Interagency Council on Homelessness
ICITAP International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program
IDA International Development Association
IDB Inter-American Development Bank
IES Institute of Education Sciences
IFC International Finance Corporation
IGIA Interagency Group on Insular Areas
IHA Indian Housing Authority (changed to PIH)
IHS Indian Health Service
IIC Inter-American Investment Corporation
IIP Bureau of International Information Programs
ILAB Bureau of International Labor Affairs
ILO International Labour Organization
IMF International Monetary Fund
IMLS Institute of Museum and Library Services
IMMPaCt International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control Program
INF Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces
INL Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Idaho National Laboratory
INR Bureau of Intelligence and Research
INS Immigration and Naturalization Service (changed to USCIS)
INSS Institute for National Strategic Studies
INTERPOL International Criminal Police Organization
IO Bureau of International Organization Affairs
IOC/AG Information Operations Center’s Analysis Group
IOLM International Organization for Legal Metrology
IOM International Organization for Migration
IOSS Interagency OPSEC Support Staff
IPR Center National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center
IPTU International Prisoner Transfer Program
IPY International Polar Year
IRAC Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee
IRM Information Resources Management College (changed to NDU iCollege)
IRMCD Interagency Resources Management Conference
IRS Internal Revenue Service
IRS-CI Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations
IRTM Division of Information Resources and Technology Management
ISN Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
ISOO Information Security Oversight Office
ITA International Trade Administration
ITC United States International Trade Commission
ITDS International Trade Data System
ITS International Treasury Services (login required)


JCCIC Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
JCCRER Joint Coordinating Committee for Radiation Effects Research
JCP Joint Committee on Printing
JCT Joint Committee on Taxation
JEC Joint Economic Committee
JFSC Joint Forces Staff College
JMD Justice Management Division
JOLI Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals Program
JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory
JRU Justice Resource Update
JSC Johnson Space Center
JTTF Joint Terrorism Task Force
JUSFC Japan-United States Friendship Commission
JWOD Javits-Wagner-O’Day Program (changed to CPPBSD)


KSC Kennedy Space Center


LANDFIRE Landscape Fire & Resource Management Planning Tools Project
LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory
LAUS Local Area Unemployment Statistics
LBL Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
LC Library of Congress
LCSH Library of Congress Subject Headings
LE Law Enforcement (FWS)
LEP Limited English Proficiency
LIHEAP Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
LINCS Literacy Information and Communication System
LIV Legislative Indexing Vocabulary
LLIS Lessons Learned Information Sharing
LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
LM Office of Legacy Management
LOC Library of Congress
LOCIS Library of Congress Information System
LSC Legal Services Corporation


MAC Market Access and Compliance
MAPS Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety
MARAD Maritime Administration
MARVEL Machine Assisted Realization of the Virtual Electronic Library
MATRIX Multi-State Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange (.pdf)
MBCC Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
MBDA Minority Business Development Agency
MCC Millennium Challenge Corporation
MCHB Maternal and Child Health Bureau
MCTF Middle Class Task Force
MDB Multilateral Development Banks
MedPAC Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
MEP Manufacturing Extension Partnership
MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
MeSH Medical Subject Headings
MIGA Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
MLS Mass Layoff Statistics
MMC Marine Mammal Commission
MML Material Measurement Laboratory
MMS Minerals Management Service (changed to BOEMRE)
MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
MOLIS Minority On-Line Information Service (defunct)
MRC Medical Reserve Corps
MRM Minerals Revenue Management (changed to ONRR)
MSA Metropolitan Statistical Area
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets
MSEL Materials Science and Engineering Library (changed to MML)
MSHA Mine Safety and Health Administration
MSPB Merit Systems Protection Board
MTDP Minority Telecommunications Development Program


NAALC North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation
NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NACIC National Counterintelligence Center (merged into ONCIX)
NAEP National Assessment of Educational Progress
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
NAICS North American Industry Classification System
NAIS National Animal Identification System
NAL National Agricultural Library
NAO National Applications Office
NARA National Archives and Records Administration
NAS The National Academies
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASM National Air and Space Museum
NASS National Agricultural Statistics Service
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NAWQA National Water-Quality Assessment Program
NBAC National Bioethics Advisory Commission (replaced by PCBE; archived at GU)
NBC National Business Center
NBI National Bridge Inventory
NBII National Biological Information Infrastructure
NBIS National Bridge Inspection Standards
NBL New Brunswick Laboratory
NBS National Beneficiary Survey
NCA National Cemetery Administration
NCACA National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs
NCAP New Car Assessment Program
NCAVC National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime
NCBDDD National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
NCC National Coordinating Center for Telecommunications
NCCAM National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
NCCC National Civilian Community Corps
NCCDPHP National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
NCCIC National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center
NCCOS National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
NCCS National Center for Computational Sciences
NCCT National Center for Computational Toxicology
NCD National Council on Disability
NCDC National Climatic Data Center
NCEE National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance
NCEH National Center for Environmental Health
NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction
NCES National Center for Education Statistics
NCETR National Center for Explosives Training and Research
NCGMP National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
NCHHSTP National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
NCHM National Center for Health Marketing
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics
NCHSTP National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (changed to NCHHSTP)
NCI National Cancer Institute
NCID National Center for Infectious Diseases (absorbed by NCHHSTP, NCIRD, NCPDCID, and NCZVED)
NCIPC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
NCIRD National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
NCIX Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive
NCJRS National Criminal Justice Reference Service
NCLB No Child Left Behind
NCLIS National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (defunct as of 3/08; see Wayback Machine)
NCMHD National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
NCNR NIST Center for Neutron Research
NCP National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan
NCPC National Capital Planning Commission
NCPDCID National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases
NCPHI National Center for Public Health Informatics (changed to PHITPO)
NCPTSD National Center for PTSD
NCR National Capital Region
NCRR National Center for Research Resources
NCS National Clandestine Service | National Communications System
NCSD National Cyber Security Division
NCTC National Conservation Training Center | National Counterterrorism Center
NCTR National Center for Toxicological Research
NCUA National Credit Union Administration
NCVHS National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics
NCZVED National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases
NDB NIH Data Book
NDC National Declassification Center | National Drug Code Dictionary
NDDIC National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
NDDS Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section
NDIC National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse | National Drug Intelligence Center
NDIIPP National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program
NDMS National Disaster Medical System
NDPC National Domestic Preparedness Consortium
NDSA National Digital Stewardship Alliance
NDU National Defense University
NE Office of Nuclear Energy
NEA National Endowment for the Arts | Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
NEC National Economic Council
NED NIH Enterprise Directory
NEDM National Education Data Model
NEGP National Education Goals Panel (defunct; UNT has archived some material)
NEH National Endowment for the Humanities
NEI National Eye Institute
NEIC National Earthquake Information Center | National Enforcement Investigations Center
NEISS National Electronic Injury Surveillance System
NEJAC National Environmental Justice Advisory Council
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NEPIS National Environmental Publications Information System (merged into NSCEP)
NERSC National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center
NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
NETL National Energy Technology Laboratory
NFA National Fire Academy
NFC National Finance Center
NFIP National Flood Insurance Program
NFIRS National Fire Incident Reporting System
NFLIS National Forensic Laboratory Information System
NGA National Gallery of Art
NGC National Guideline Clearinghouse
NGDC National Geophysical Data Center
NHAS National HIV/AIDS Strategy
NHC National Hurricane Center
NHCBP National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program
NHGRI National Human Genome Research Institute
NHI National Highway Institute
NHIC National Health Information Center
NHIN Nationwide Health Information Network
NHL National Historic Landmarks Program
NHLBI National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
NHPRC National Historical Publications and Records Commission
NHSC National Health Service Corps
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIA National Institute on Aging
NIAAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIAC National Infrastructure Advisory Council
NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
NIAMS National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
NIBIB National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
NIC National Ice Center | National Institute of Corrections
NICHD National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
NICS National Instant Criminal Background Check System
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDCD National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
NIDCR National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
NIDDK National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease
NIDRR National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
NIFA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
NIFC National Interagency Fire Center
NIFL National Institute for Literacy
NIGC National Indian Gaming Commission
NIGMS National Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIJ National Institute of Justice
NIMH National Institute of Mental Health
NIMS National Incident Management System
NINDS National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NINR National Institute of Nursing Research
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NIP National Immunization Program
NIPA National Income and Product Accounts
NIPC National Infrastructure Protection Center (merged with IAIP)
NIPP National Infrastructure Protection Plan
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NISTIR National Institute of Standards and Technology Interagency Report
NITRD Networking and Information Technology Research and Development
NIWQP National Irrigation Water Quality Program
NJTTF National Joint Terrorism Task Force
NKUDIC National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
NLE National Library of Education
NLM National Library of Medicine
NLS National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
NLRB National Labor Relations Board
NMAI National Museum of the American Indian
NMAM NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods
NMAO NOA Marine and Aviation Operations
NMB National Mediation Board
NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service
NMMSS Nuclear Materials Management & Safeguards System
NMREC National Maritime Resource and Education Center
NNI National Nanotechnology Initiative
NNSA National Nuclear Security Administration
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NODC National Oceanographic Data Center
NOS National Ocean Service
NPCR National Program of Cancer Registries
NPDB National Practitioner Data Bank
NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System
NPR National Partnership for Reinventing Government (archived at UNT)
NPS National Park Service
NPTO National Petroleum Technology Office (unable to verify 1/08; likely absorbed into SCNGO)
NR National Register of Historic Places
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service
NRDP National Rural Development Partnership
NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory
NREN National Research and Education Network
NREVSS National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System
NRO National Reconnaissance Office
NRPC National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)
NRRSS National River Restoration Science Synthesis
NSA/CSS National Security Agency/Central Security Service
NSABB National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity
NSC National Security Council
NSCEP National Service Center for Environmental Publications
NSD National Security Division
NSDI National Spatial Data Infrastructure
NSF National Science Foundation
NSGO National Sea Grants Office
NSIP Nutrition Services Incentive Program
NSLP National School Lunch Program
NSMP National Strong-Motion Project
NSOPR National Sex Offender Public Registry (changed to NSOPW)
NSOPW Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website
NSSE National Special Security Events
NSSL National Severe Storms Laboratory
NSTC National Science and Technology Center
NSTL National Space Technology Laboratories
NTC National Training Center
NTI National Transit Institute
NTIA National Telecommunications and Information Administration
NTID National Technical Institute for the Deaf
NTIS National Technical Information Service
NTL National Transportation Library
NTP National Toxicology Program
NTRC National Transportation Research Center
NTSB National Transportation Safety Board
NURP NOAA’s Undersea Research Program
NVD National Vulnerability Database
NVSS National Vital Statistics System
NWBC National Women’s Business Council
NWC National War College
NWCG National Wildfire Coordinating Group
NWFSC Northwest Fisheries Science Center
NWHC National Wildlife Health Center
NWHIC National Women’s Health Information Center
NWI National Wetlands Inventory
NWRC National Wetlands Research Center
NWS National Weather Service
NWTRB Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board


OA Office of Administration
OAAG Office of the Associate Attorney General
OAC Office of Antiboycott Compliance
OACU Office of Animal Care and Use
OAG Office of the Attorney General
OAHP Office of Affordable Housing Preservation
OAIT Office of American Indian Trust (Archive)
OALJ Office of Administrative Law Judges
OAQPS Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
OAR Office of AIDS Research | Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
OARM Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management
OAS Office of Applied Studies | Organization of American States
OASAM Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
OASDI Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance
OAT Office for the Advancement of Telehealth
OBA Office of Biotechnology Activities
OBEMLA Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (changed to OELA)
OBI Office of Business Innovations (defunct)
OBL Office of Business Liaison
OBO Bureau of Overseas Building Operations
OBPA Office of Budget and Program Analysis
OBSSR Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
OCC Comptroller of the Currency
OCDETF Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force
OCE Office of the Chief Economist | Office of Congressional Ethics
OCFT Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking
OCIA Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs
OCIO Office of the Chief Information Officer
OCR Office for Civil Rights (Dept. of Education)
OCRM Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
OCRS Organized Crime and Racketeering Section
OCRWM Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
OCS Office of Coast Survey | Office of Community Services
OCSC Office of Citizen Services and Communications (changed to OCSIT)
OCSE Office of Child Support Enforcement
OCSIT Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies
OCSPP Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
OCSQ Office of Clinical Standards and Quality
OD Office on Disability
ODAG Office of the Deputy Attorney General
ODEP Office of Disability Employment Policy
ODGMO Office of Departmental Grants Management and Oversight
ODLS Online Detainee Locator System
ODNI Office of the Director of National Intelligence
ODP Office for Domestic Preparedness (merged into FEMA) | Office of Disease Prevention
ODPHP Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
ODR Office of Dispute Resolution
OE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
OEA Office of Economic Adjustment
OECA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OEGT Office of Electronic Government and Technology (changed to egov)
OEI Office of Environmental Information
OELA Office of English Language Acquisition
OEMM Offshore Energy and Minerals Management
OEO Office of Enforcement Operations
OERI Office of Educational Research and Improvement (archive; see IES)
OERR Office of Emergency Response and Recovery
OES Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
OESE Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
OET Office of Educational Technology
OFA Office of Family Assistance
OFAC Office of Foreign Assets Control
OFAM Office of Financial and Administrative Management
OFCCP Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
OFCM Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology
OFDT Office of the Federal Detention Trustee
OFHEO Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (merged into FHFA)
OFM Office of Financial Management
OFR Office of the Federal Register
OGAC Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
OGC White House Office of Global Communications
OGE Office of Government Ethics
OGHA Office of Global Health Affairs
OGIS Office of Government Information Services (.pdf)
OGP Office of Governmentwide Policy
OGWDW Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
OHAP Office of HIV/AIDS Policy
OHASIS Office of Health and Safety Information System
OHCHR Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
OHHLHC Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control
OHPI Office of Highway Policy Information
OHRP Office for Human Research Protections
OHS Office of Head Start
OHTA Office of Historical Trust Accounting
OIA Office of Insular Affairs | Office of International Affairs
OIE World Organization for Animal Health
OIEP Office of Indian Education Programs (changed to BIE)
OII Office of Innovation and Improvement
OIIA Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs (archive)
OIG Office of the Inspector General (DOJ) | (USDA)
OIP Office of Information and Privacy
OIPL Office of Intergovernmental and Public Liaison
OIPR Office of Intelligence Policy and Review (changed to Office of Intelligence)
OIR Office of International Relations
OIRA Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
OIT Office of International Trade
OITA Office of International and Tribal Affairs
OJC Office of Job Corps
OJJDP Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
OJP Office of Justice Programs
OLA Office of Legislative Affairs
OLAW Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
OLC Office of Legal Counsel
OLMS Office of Labor Management Standards
OLP Office of Legal Policy
OLR Office of Labor Relations
OMAO Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
OMAR Office of Medical Applications of Research
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OME Office of Migrant Education
OMEI Office of Minority Economic Impact
OMH Office of Minority Health
OMHAR Office of Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring (replaced by OAHP)
OMHD Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities
OMHR Office of Minority Health and Research
OMM Offshore Minerals Management Program
ONAP Office of National AIDS Policy | Office of Native American Programs
ONC Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
ONCIX Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive
ONDCP Office of National Drug Control Policy
ONHIR Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation
ONPE Office of Non-Public Education
ONRR Office of Natural Resources Revenue
ONS Office of Nursing Services
OOHLHC Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control
OPA Office of Population Affairs
OPAD Office of Policy and Development
OPC Office of the Police Corps (defunct; see Wayback Machine)
OPCL Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties
OPDAT Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training
OPDR Office of Policy Development and Research
OPE Office of Postsecondary Education | Office of Public Engagement
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OPEPD Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development
OPHS Office of Public Health and Science
OPIC Overseas Private Investment Corporation
OPL Office of Policy and Legislation
OPL-IGA Office of Public Liaison & Intergovernmental Affairs (changed to OPE)
OPM Office of Personnel Management
OPPTS Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances (changed to OCSPP)
OPR Office of Professional Responsibility
OPS Office of Pipeline Safety
OPSEC Operations Security
OPTF Obscenity Prosecution Task Force
ORA Office of Regulatory Affairs | Office of Research and Applications (changed to STAR)
ORACBA Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis
ORD Office of Rare Diseases
ORHP Office of Rural Health Policy
ORI Office of Research Integrity
ORISE Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
ORMH Office of Research on Minority Health (changed to OMHR)
ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ORR Office of Refugee Resettlement | Office of Response and Restoration
ORWH Office of Research on Women’s Health
OSAC Overseas Security Advisory Council
OSBP Office of Small Business Programs (see OSDBU)
OSC Office of Special Counsel | Open Source Center
OSCE Office of Child Support Enforcement
OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense
OSDBU Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
OSDFS Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
OSEC Office of the Secretary (Dept. of Labor)
OSEP Office of Special Education Programs
OSERS Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
OSF Office of Space Flight (changed to Office of Space Operations)
OSFAP Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs (changed to FSA)
OSG Office of the Solicitor General | Office of the Surgeon General
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHRC Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
OSI Office of Special Investigations
OSM Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcment | Office of Spectrum Management
OSO Office of Space Operations
OSS Office of Strategic Services
OST Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians
OSTI Office of Scientific and Technical Information
OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy
OSWER Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
OTA Office of Technology Assessment
OTIA Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications
OTJ Office of Tribal Justice
OTLA Office of Trade and Labor Affairs
OTP Office of Technology Policy (unable to verify 4/09; see Wayback Machine)
OTS Office of Thrift Supervision
OTT Office of Transportation Technologies (changed to FreedomCAR)
OVAE Office of Vocational and Adult Education
OVBD Office of Veterans Business Development
OVC Office for Victims of Crime
OVP Office of the Vice President
OVW Office on Violence Against Women
OWBO Office of Women’s Business Ownership
OWCP Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs
OWH Office on Women’s Health
OWOW Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds


PACER Public Access to Court Electronic Records
PAM Office of Acquisition and Property Management
PARIS Public Assistance Reporting Information System
PBGC Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
PBS Public Buildings Service
PC Peace Corps
PCAST President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
PCBE President’s Council on Bioethics (changed to PCSBI)
PCC Panama Canal Commission
PCIE President’s Council on Integrity and Effiency (changed to CIGIE)
PCII Protected Critical Infrastructure Information
PCLO Privacy and Civil Liberties Office (changed to OPCL)
PCLOB Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (unable to verify 8/09)
PCPID President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
PCSBI Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
PECAD Production Estimates and Crop Assessment Division
PECE Policy for Evaluation of Conservation Efforts
PedNSS Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System
PEPFAR President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
PFIAB President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
PHA Public Housing Agency (see PIH)
PharmPAC Pharmacist Professional Advisory Committee
PHIL Public Health Image Library
PHIN Public Health Information Network
PHITPO Public Health Informatics and Technology Program Office
PHMSA Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Adminsitration
PHPPO Public Health Practice Program Office (defunct; see Wayback Machine)
PHPS Public Health Prevention Service
PHS Public Health Service (see OPHS)
PHTN Public Health Training Network
PIA Privacy Impact Assessments
PIADC Plum Island Animal Disease Center
PIDB Public Interest Declassification Board
PIH Office of Public and Indian Housing
PIN Public Integrity Section
PLLI National Institute on Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning (archive)
PM Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
PMB Office of Policy, Management and Budget
PMEL Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
PMI President’s Malaria Initiative
PML Physical Measurement Laboratory
PNGV Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles
PNNL Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PNSS Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System
POTUS President of the United States
PPQ Plant Protection and Quarantine
PRAO Professional Responsibility Advisory Office
PRC Postal Regulatory Commission
PRM Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
PSC Program Support Center
PSN Project Safe Neighborhoods
PTFP Public Telecommunications Facilities Program
PTO Patent and Trademark Office
PUMS Public Use Microdata Samples
PWBA Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (changed to EBSA)
PWSD Public Workforce System Dataset




RAT Board Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
RBS Rural Business-Cooperative Service
RD Rural Development
REAC Real Estate Assessment Center
REAC/TS Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site
RECD Rural Economic & Community Development (replaced by RD)
REE Research, Education and Economics
REIC Research on the Economic Impact of Cooperatives
REIS Regional Economic Information System
REL Regional Educational Laboratory Program
RePORT Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool
RFR Reportable Food Registry
RHS Rural Housing Service
RIC Rural Information Center
RICHS Rural Information Center Health Service (defunct; see Wayback Machine)
RISC Regulatory Information Service Center
RITA Research and Innovative Technology Administration
RMA Risk Management Agency
ROBO Releases of Beneficial Organisms in the United States and Territories
ROJ Office of Field Operations, Labor Dept.
RRB Railroad Retirement Board
RSA Rehabilitation Services Administration
RSVP Retired and Senior Volunteers Program
RUS Rural Utilities Service


S&T Directorate for Science and Technology
SABER Statistical Analysis Battery for Epidemiological Research
SACGHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society
SACGT Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing (absorbed by SACGHS)
SACX Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Xenotransplantation (defunct; see Wayback Machine)
SAIF Saving Associate Insurance Fund (merged into DIF)
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAO Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
SAOP Senior Agency Officials for Privacy
SAVE Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlement
SBA Small Business Administration
SBIR Small Business Innovation Research
SCF Strengthening Communities Fund
SCHIP State Children’s Health Insurance Program
SciDAC Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing
SCNGO Strategic Center for Natural Gas and Oil
SCOTUS Supreme Court of the United States
SDP Sustainable Development Partnerships
SDWIS Safe Drinking Water Information System
SEC Securities and Exchange Commission | Space Environment Center (changed to SWPC)
SEDAC Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center
SEDS State Energy Data System
SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results
SERC Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
SES Senior Executive Service
SETS Statistical Export and Tabulation System
SEVIS Student and Exchange Visitor Information System
SEVP Student and Exchange Visitor Program
SFMNP Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
SFS Scholarship for Service
SFSP Summer Food Service Program
SGLI Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance
S/GWI Office of Global Women’s Issues
SHARE Initiative Safety, Health and Return-to-Employment
SI Smithsonian Institution
SIC Standard Industrial Classification
SIES Strategic Industries & Economic Security
SIGTARP Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
SITES Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
SJI State Justice Institute
SLAC Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
SLAITS State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey
SLHIE State-level Health Information Exchange
SLSDC Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
SMART Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SNL Sandia National Laboratories
SOL Office of the Solicitor
SPC Storm Prediction Center
SPR Strategic Petroleum Reserve
SRP Superfund Research Program
SRS Savannah River Site
SS Secret Service
SSA Social Security Administration
SSAB Social Security Advisory Board
SSBG Social Services Block Grant Program
SSI Supplemental Security Income Program
SSS Selective Service System
STAG State and Tribal Assistance Grant Programs
STAR Center for Satellite Applications and Research
Stat. United States Statutes at Large
STB Surface Transportation Board
STEWARDS Sustaining the Earth’s Watersheds, Agricultural Research Data System
STI Scientific and Technical Information
STRI Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
SuDoc Superintendent of Documents
S/WCI Office of War Crimes Issues
SWPC Space Weather Prediction Center


TA Technology Administration (defunct; see Wayback Machine)
TAA Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms
TAATC Division of Trade Agreement Administration and Technical Cooperation
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TBAC Tribal Budget Advisory Council
TCAC Tribal Consultation Advisory Committee
TCC Trade Compliance Center
TDA Trade and Development Agency (see USTDA)
TEAS Trademark Electronic Application System
TEFAP The Emergency Food Assistance Program
TEOAF Treasury Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture
TFF Treasury Forfeiture Fund
TIC Trade Information Center (merged with Export.gov)
TIGER Team Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery
TIGTA Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
TIPS Terrorism Information and Prevention System (defunct; see Senate hearing)
TOP Technology Opportunities Program
TPS Technical Preservation Services
TRI Toxics Release Inventory
TSA Transportation Security Administration
TSC Terrorist Screening Center
TSI Transportation Safety Institute
TSP Thrift Savings Plan
TTB Alcohol and Tobacoo Tax and Trade Bureau
TTN Technology Transfer Network
TVA Tennessee Valley Authority


UBPR Uniform Bank Performance Report
UI Unemployment Insurance
UMESC Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
U.N. United Nations
UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Program
UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund
UNICOR Federal Prison Industries, Inc.
UNSCEAR United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation
UPU Universal Postal Union
USAFC USA Freedom Corps (changed to Serve.gov)
USAID United States Agency for International Development
USAP United States Antarctic Program
USBG United States Botanic Garden
USBR Bureau of Reclamation
U.S.C. United States Code
USCAVC United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
USCC United States-China Security Review Commission
USCCR United States Commission on Civil Rights
US-CERT United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team
USCIRF United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
USCIS U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
USCS United States Customs Service
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USES United States Employment Service (defunct; see Wayback Machine)
USFA U.S. Fire Administration
USGRCP United States Global Change Research Program
USGS United States Geological Survey
USIA United States Information Agency (changed to IIP)
USIP United States Institute of Peace
USITC United States International Trade Commission
USMS United States Marshals Service
USNCB United States National Central Bureau of INTERPOL
USPC United States Parole Commission
USPIS United States Postal Inspection Service
USPS United States Postal Service  [state and street abbreviations]
USPSTF U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
USPTO United States Patent and Trademark Office
USSC United States Sentencing Commission
USSS United States Secret Service
USTDA United States Trade and Development Agency
USTP U.S. Trustee Program
USTR United States Trade Representative
US-VISIT U.S. Vistor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology


VA Department of Veterans Affairs
VABCA Department of Veterans Affairs’ Board of Contract Appeals (absorbed into CBCA)
VAERS Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
VAWO Office on Violence Against Women
VBA Veterans Benefits Administration
VCI Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation (changed to AVC)
VEF Vietnam Education Foundation
VETS Veterans’ Employment and Training Service
VGLI Veterans’ Group Life Insurance
VHA Veterans Health Administration
VICAP Violent Criminal Apprehension Program
VIS Vaccine Information Statements
VISTA Volunteers in Service to America
VOA Voice of America
VPOTUS Vice President of the United States
VWP Visa Waiver Program


WAOB World Agricultural Outlook Board
WAPA Western Area Power Administration
WB Women’s Bureau
WBC Women’s Business Centers
WFP United Nations/Food and Agricultural Organization World Food Program
WH White House
WHD Wage and Hour Division
WHMO White House Military Office
WHO World Health Organization
WIC Women, Infants and Children, Special supplemental food program for
WIN Weight-control Information Network
WIPP Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
WISQARS Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System
WNC World News Connection
WNET Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training
WS Wildlife Services
WSP Witness Security Program | Work Stoppages Program
WTB Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
WTO World Trade Organization




YRBSS Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System


ZIP (Code) Zone Improvement Plan

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