Government Acronyms Part 1: “Letter A”

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
ACC Air Combat Command
ACD Advanced Counterfeit Deterrence
ACDA United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
ACE Automated Commerical 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
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
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
AFIS American Forces Information Service
AFMLS Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section
AFP Asset Forfeiture Program
AFRC Air Force Reserve Command
AFRH Armed Forces Retirement Home
AFRL Air Force Research Laboratory
AFROTC Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
AFRRI Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
AFRTS Armed Forces Radio and Television Service
AFS Air Facility System
AFSC Armed Forces Staff College (replaced by JFSC)
AFSIC Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
AFSPC Air Force Space Command
AGC Army Geospatial Center
AGDC Alaska Geospatial Data Clearinhouse
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
ANG Air National Guard
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
ARBA Army Review Boards Agency
ARC Appalachian Regional Commission | Archival Research Catalog | Arctic Research Commission
ARIS Air Resources Information System
ARL Air Resources Laboratory | Army Research Laboratory
ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement
ARNet Acquisition Reform Network (changed to AcqNet)
ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency
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 & Explosives
ATFE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
ATFP Antiterrorism/Force Protection Directorate
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


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