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Appendix D: Acronym Guide


FY 2004-2009 Department of State and USAID Strategic Plan

APEC: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

BPP: Bureau Performance Plan

BTEC: Business Transformation Executive Committee

CD: Community of Democracies

CIA: Central Intelligence Agency

DAA: Deputy Assistant Administrator

DAS: Deputy Assistant Secretary

DHS: Department of Homeland Security

DOD: Department of Defense

DOE: Department of Energy

DOJ: Department of Justice

DS: Diplomatic Security

EU: European Union

FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation

FTAA: Free Trade Area of the Americas

G-8: The Group of Eight

GAO: General Accounting Office

HHS: Department of Health and Human Services

HIV/AIDS: Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

HSC: Homeland Security Council

HST: Harry S. Truman Building

IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency

ICTs: Information and Communications Technologies

IDP: Internally Displaced Person

IMF: International Monetary Fund

INS: Immigration and Naturalization Service

IT: Information Technology

MCA: Millennium Challenge Account

MEPI: Middle East Partnership Initiative

MPP: Mission Performance Plan

NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NEPAD: New Partnership for Africa's Development

NGO: Nongovernmental Organization

NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NSC: National Security Council

OBO: Overseas Buildings Operations

OIG: Office of Inspector General

OMB: Office of Management and Budget

PART: Program Assessment Rating Tool

PMA: President's Management Agenda

RM: Bureau of Resource Management

RM/SPP: Bureau of Resource Management, Office of Strategic and Performance Planning

S/P: Policy Planning Staff

UN: United Nations

UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

U.S.: United States

USAID: United States Agency for International Development

USDA: United States Department of Agriculture

USG: United States Government

USTR: United States Trade Representative

WMD: Weapons of Mass Destruction

WTO: World Trade Organization


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