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Government Acronyms

ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act


AMT - Alternative Minimum Tax
CAN-SPAM - Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Ac
t of 2003
CFR - Council on Foreign Relations
CIA - Central Intelligence Agency
COG - Continuity of Government
DARPA - Defense Advanced Researchs Progect Agency (www.darpa.mil)
DEA - Drug Enforcement Agency
DOD - Department of Defense
DOE - Department Of Energy
DOL - Department of Labor
DOT - Department of Transportation
DUI - Driving Under the Influence
DWI - Driving While Intoxicated
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
EPRI - Electric Power Research Institute
ESA - European Space Agency
EU - European Union
FAR - Federal Acquisition Regulation
FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
FCC - Federal Communications Commission
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
FDIC - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
FERPA - Family Educational Records Privacy Act
FLSA - Fair Labor Standards Act
FREDDIE MAC - Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
FTC - Federal Trade Commission
GDP - Gross Domestic Product
GINNIE MAE - Government National Mortgage Association
GNP - Gross National Product
GOP - Grand Old Party
HONDA - Home School Non-Discrimination Act
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
JCS - Joint Chiefs of Staff
OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration OR Occupational Safety and
Health Act of 1970
PC - Politically Correct
NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCIS - National Criminal Intelligence Service (U.K.)
NDIU - National Drugs Intelligence Unit (U.K.)
NSA - National Security Agency
NSC - National Security Council
RICO - Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act
SBA - Small Business Administration
SLORC - State Law and Order Restoration Council
SOCA - Serious Organised Crime Agency (U.K.)
SSA - Social Security Administration
SSN - Social Security Number
SWAT - Special Weapons and Tactics
TIN - Tax Identification Number
UDHR - Universal Declaration on Human Rights
UN - United Nations
UNEP - United Nations Environment Program
UNFPA - United Nations Fund for Population Activities (see www.unfpa.org)
USA PATRIOT - Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools R

equired to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (a government act passed in late 200
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USAF - United States Air Force
USDA - United States Department of Agriculture
USGS - United States Geological Survey
USPS - United States Postal Service
UGMA - Uniform Gifts To Minors Act
UTMA - Uniform Transfers To Minors Act