Appendix a:  Commonly Used Abbreviations and Acronyms


APPENDIX A: Commonly Used Abbreviations and Acronyms

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

ADB Asian Development Bank

AFDB African Development Bank

AFDF African Development Fund

AFIS American Forces Information Service (Defense)

AGRICOLA Agricultural Online Access

AmeriCorps* NCCC National Civilian Community Corps

AmeriCorps* VISTA Volunteers in Service to America

AMS Agricultural Marketing Service

Amtrak National Railroad Passenger Corporation

APH American Printing House for the Blind (Education)

APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

ARS Agricultural Research Service

ATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

BBG Broadcasting Board of Governors

BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis

BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs

BIC Business Information Center (SBA)

BIF Bank Insurance Fund

BIS Bureau of Industry and Security (Commerce)

BLM Bureau of Land Management

BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics

BRS Biotechnology Regulatory Service (Agriculture)

BTS Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Directorate of Border and Transportation Security

(Homeland Security)

BVA Board of Veterans' Appeals

CBO Congressional Budget Office

CBP Customs and Border Protection

CCC Commodity Credit Corporation

CDBG Community Development Block Grant

CEA Council of Economic Advisers

CEQ Council on Environmental Quality

CFR Code of Federal Regulations

CFTC Commodity Futures Trading Commission

COPS Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (Justice)

CRS Congressional Research Service

CSREES Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service


DAU Defense Acquisition University

DDESS Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools

DEA Drug Enforcement Administration

DHS Department of Homeland Security

DIA Defense Intelligence Agency

DISA Defense Information Systems Agency

DLA Defense Logistics Agency

DNFSB Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

DNI Director of National Intelligence

DOD Department of Defense

DODDS Department of Defense Dependent Schools

DODEA Department of Defense Education Activity

DOE Department of Energy

DOL Department of Labor

DOT Department of Transportation

DPMO Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office

DRL Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (State)

DSS Defense Security Service

DTIC Defense Technical Information Center

DTRA Defense Threat Reduction Agency

DTSA Defense Technology Security Administration

EBSA Employee Benefits Security Administration

EDA Economic Development Administration

EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EO Executive order

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

EP&R Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate

ERS Economic Research Service (Agriculture)

ESA Economics and Statistics Administration (Commerce)

Employee Standards Administration (Labor)

ETA Employment Training Administration (Labor)

EUROPOL European Police Office

Ex-Im Bank Export-Import Bank of the United States

FAA Federal Aviation Administration

Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association

Farmer Mac Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation

FAS Foreign Agricultural Service

FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation

FCA Farm Credit Administration

FCC Federal Communications Commission

FCIC Federal Crop Insurance Corporation

FDA Food and Drug Administration

FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

FEB Federal Executive Boards

FFB Federal Financing Bank

FHWA Federal Highway Administration


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