Alphabet Gang List

Commonly-used Government Acronyms

Programs, Organizations and Agencies

  • ACC - Air Combat Command
  • ACDA - United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
  • ACF - Administration for Children and Families
  • ACFR - Administrative Committee of the Federal Register
  • ACHP - Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
  • ACQWeb - Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology
  • ACS - Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management
  • ACSFA - Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance
  • ACYF - Administration for Children, Youth, and Families
  • BATF - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
  • BEA - Bureau of Economic Affairs
  • BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • BNL - Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • 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
  • BRAC - Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission
  • BRB - Benefits Review Board
  • BRD - Biological Resource Division
  • BTA - Business Transformation Agency
  • BTOP - Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
  • CAOC - Chief Acquisition Officers Council
  • CAP - Civil Air Patrol
  • CASMIRC - Child Abduction and Serial Murder Investigative Resources Center
  • CATC - Clean Air Technology Center
  • CBCA - Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
  • CPS - Center for Policy Studies
  • CSRS - Civil Service Retirement System
  • DERT - Division of Extramural Research & Training
  • DESA - Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • DESC - Defense Energy Support Center
  • DFAS - Defense Finance and Accounting Service
  • DFEC - Division of Federal Employees' Compensation
  • DHAC - Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
  • DHS - Department of Homeland Security
  • DOE - Department of Energy
  • DOI - Department of Interior
  • DOJ - Department of Justice
  • DOL - Department of Labor
  • EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • EEOICP - Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program
  • EEOMBD - Ombudsman for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program
  • FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FDA - Food and Drug Administration
  • FDIC - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • FEC - Federal Election Commission
  • FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • 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
  • FMC - Federal Maritime Commission
  • FOIA - Freedom of Information Act
  • GPC - Grants Policy Committee
  • GPO - Government Printing Office
  • GPRA - Government Performance and Results Act
  • 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
  • HIP - Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program
  • HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
  • HISPC - Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration
  • HMDA - Home Mortgage Disclosure Act
  • HMI - Healthy Marriage Initiative
  • HPCC - High Performance Computing and Communications
  • LM - Office of Legacy Management
  • LOC - Library of Congress
  • LOCIS - Library of Congress Information System
  • LSC - Legal Services Corporation
  • MDA - Missile Defense Agency
  • MDB - Multilateral Development Banks
  • MedPAC - Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
  • MEP - Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • M&M - Medicare and Medicaid
  • 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
  • OALJ - Office of Administrative Law Judges
  • PO - Post Office
  • SG - Surgeon General
  • SSA - Social Security Act or Social Security Administration
  • TSA - Transportation Security Administration
  • TSC - Terrorist Screening Center
  • TSI - Transportation Safety Institute
  • USA - United States Army
  • USACE - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • USAF - United States Air Force
  • USAFA - United States Air Force Academy
  • USMC - United States Marine Corp
  • USN - United States Navy
  • USPS - United States Postal Service

Terms and Measurements

  • ACD - Advanced Counterfeit Deterrence
  • ACE - Automated Commercial Environment
  • ACES - Active Community Environments Initiative
  • AF - Administrative Function
  • AFDC - Aid to Families with Dependent Children
  • AHES - Average Hourly Earnings
  • AMW - Average Monthly Wage
  • ARS - Age, Race, Sex
  • BOD - Bid Opening Date
  • BRFSS - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
  • BRS - Biotechnology Regulatory Service
  • BY - Budget Year
  • CAPPS II - Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System
  • CARS - Car Allowance Rebate System
  • CB - Children's Bureau
  • CBER - Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
  • C/BR - Cost/Benefit Ratio, Cost/Burden Reduction
  • CD - Civil Defense
  • CPI - Consumer Price Index
  • DHRA - Defense Human Resources Activity
  • EDIE - Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator
  • EEEL - Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory
  • EERE - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • FFY - Federal Fiscal Year
  • FINCEN - Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
  • FIPS - Federal Information Processing Standard
  • FISA - Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court
  • FMAP - Federal Medical Assistance Percentage
  • HIFCA - High Intensity Financial Crime Area
  • IFB or IFQ - Invitation for Bids, Invitation for Quote
  • MEPS - Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
  • MeSH - Medical Subject Headings
  • RFP or RFQ - Request for Proposal or Request for Quote
  • TRI - Toxics Release Inventory

A comprehensive list of government acronyms can be found in the Acronym List which is available on the Centerms for Medicare and Medicaid services website.