Appendix a:  Commonly Used Abbreviations and Acronyms



APPENDIX A: Commonly Used Abbreviations and Acronyms

AARCC Alternative Agricultural Research and Commercialization Corporation

ABMC American Battle Monuments Commission

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

AOA Administration on Aging

APH American Printing House for the Blind (Education)

APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

ARC Appalachian Regional Commission

ARS Agricultural Research Service

ATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis

BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs

BIC Business Information Center (SBA)

BLM Bureau of Land Management

BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics

BTS Bureau of Transportation Statistics

BVA Board of Veterans' Appeals

CBO Congressional Budget Office

CCC Commodity Credit Corporation

CDBG Community Development Block Grant

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CEA Council of Economic Advisers

CEQ Council on Environmental Quality

CFA Commission of Fine Arts

CFR Code of Federal Regulations

CFTC Commodity Futures Trading Commission

CIA Central Intelligence Agency

CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

COPS Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (Justice)

CPSC Consumer Product Safety Commission

CRS Congressional Research Service

CSB Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

CSREES Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service


DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DAU Defense Acquisition University

DCAA Defense Contract Audit Agency

DCMA Defense Contract Management Agency

DEA Drug Enforcement Administration

DHS Department of Homeland Security

DIA Defense Intelligence Agency

DISA Defense Information Systems Agency

DLA Defense Logistics Agency

DLSA Defense Legal Services Agency

DOD Department of Defense

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)

DSCA Defense Security Cooperation Agency

DSS Defense Security Service

DTRA Defense Threat Reduction Agency

EDA Economic Development Administration

EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EO Executive order

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

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


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