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Glossary of Terms

FY 2005 Performance Summary (The Plan)
Bureau of Resource Management
February 2004

Glossary of Terms

ACRONYM Definition
ABM Anti-Ballistic Missile
ACOTA African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance Program
ADB Asian Development Bank
AFTAC Air Force Technical Applications Center
AG Australia Group
AGA Association of Government Accountants
AGOA African Growth and Opportunity Act
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AP Advanced Placement
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum
API Advance Passenger Information
API-PNR Advance Passenger Information-Passenger Name Record
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ATA Anti-Terrorism Assistance
ATPDEA Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act
BCBP Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
BCC Border Crossing Card
BIMC Beltsville Information Management Center
BITs Bilateral Investment Treaties
BPP Bureau Performance Plans
BPR Business Process Reengineering
BW Biological Weapons
BWC Biological Weapons Convention
C&A Certification and Accreditation
CA Bureau of Consular Affairs
CAFTA U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement
CAP Connection Approval Process
CARPE Central African Regional Program for the Environment
CBFP Congo Basin Forest Partnership
CBM Confidence-building Measures
CBP Customs and Border Protection (formerly USCS)
CBRN Chemical, Biological, and Radio-Nuclear
CBTPA Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act
CBW Chemical and Biological Weapons
CCD Consular Consolidated Database
CCP Classified Connectivity Program
CD Community of Democracies
CDC U.S. Center for Disease Control
CEAR Certification of Excellence for Accountability Reporting
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CFE Conventional Forces in Europe
CFMS Central Financial Management System
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CFP Common Fisheries Policy
CFPS Central Financial Planning System
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CIC Configuration and Integration Council
CICAD Spanish acronym for the anti-drug agency of the OAS
CICTE Inter-American committee Against Terrorism
CIDA Canadian International Development Assistance
CIO Chief Information Officer
CIP Critical Infrastructure Protection
CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
CJCS Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
CLASS Consular Lookout and Support System
CMR Crude Mortality Rates
CNC CIA Crime and Narcotic Center
CNP Colombian National Police
COE Council of Europe
COLAR Colombian Army
COTR Contracting Officers Technical Representative
CPC Country(ies) of Particular Concern
CPMT Civilian Protection Monitoring Team
CPPNM Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material
CRA Country Reports and Asylum Affairs
CRMS Central Resource Management System
CS Civil Service
CSBMs Confidence- and Security-Building Measures
CSH Child Survival & Health Programs Fund
CSI Container Security Initiative
CT Counterterrorism
CTBT Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
CTC UN Counterterrorism Committee
CW Chemical Weapons
CWC Chemical Weapons Convention
CY Calendar Year
D&CP Diplomatic and Consular Programs
DA Development Assistance
DEA U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
DFID U.K.s Department for International Development
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DHS U. S. Department of Homeland Security
DMV Division of Motor Vehicles
DOC U.S. Department of Commerce
DoD Department of Defense
DOS U. S. Department of State
DPKO Department of Peacekeeping Operations
DRI Diplomatic Readiness Initiative
DRL Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
DS Diplomatic Security
DVC Digital Videoconferencing
e.g. Exempli Gratia (for example)
E.O. Executive Order
E.U. European Union
EB Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EC Economic Community
ECA Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
ECAs Export Credit Agencies
ECHO U.K.s ECHO International Health Services Ltd
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States
EIPC Enhanced International Peacekeeping Capabilities
ENM Enterprise Network Management
EOB Existing Office Building
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ERMA Emergency Refugee & Migration Assistance
ESA Emergency Security Amendment
ESDI European Security and Defense Initiative
ESDP European Security and Defense Program
ESF Economic Support Fund
EXIM Export Import Bank
FAIR Act Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act of 1998
FAO United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
FAST Free and Secure Trade
FATF Financial Action Task Force
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEST Foreign Emergency Support Team
FFMIA Federal Financial Management Improvement Act
FMCT Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty
FMF Foreign Military Financing
FMFIA Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act
FMSF Fissile Material Storage Facility
FOC Full Operational Capability
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FPC Foreign Press Center
FR Facial Recognition
FRUS Foreign Relations of the United States
FS Foreign Service
FSC Financial Service Center
FSI Foreign Service Institute
FSWE Foreign Service Written Exam
FTA Free Trade Agreements
FTAA Free Trade of the Americas
FTE Full Time Equivalent
FTO Foreign Terrorist Organizations
FY Fiscal Year
G-7 Group of Seven (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, U.S.)
G-8 Group of Eight (major industrialized nations) (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, U.K., U.S., Russia)
GAO General Accounting Office
GCA Global Coalition for Africa
GCI Growth Competitiveness Index
GDC Global Direct Connect
GDIN Global Disaster Information Network
GFMS Global Financial Management System
GGCL Government -to-Government Communications Links
GHSAG Global Health Security Action Group
GIF Generation IV International Forum
GPO Government Printing Office
GPRA The Government Performance and Results Act
GSA General Services Agency
GTEP Georgia Train and Equipment Program
HCAAF Human Capital Assessment and Accountability Framework
HCI/Base Pure Cocaine
HDP Humanitarian Demining Program
HEU Highly Enriched Uranium
HHS Health and Human Services
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
HMA Humanitarian Mine Action
HR Human Rights
HRDF Human Rights and Democracy Fund
HRR Human rights Report
HSC Homeland Security Council
HST Harry S Truman Building
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IAW In Accordance With
IBETs Integrated Border Enforcement Teams
ICC International Criminal Court
ICCAT International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
ICOC International Code of Conduct
ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
IDPs Internally Displaced Persons
IEA International Energy Agency
IFIs International Financial Institutions
IFOR Implementation Force
IGAD Inter-Governmental Authority on Development
IGC Intergovernmental Consultations on Asylum, Refugees, and Migration
IHR International Health Regulations
IIP Coordinator of International Information Programs
IL International Labor
ILEA International Law Enforcement Academy
ILMS Integrated Logistics Management System
ILO International Labor Organization
IMET International Military Education and Training
IMF International Monetary Fund
IMS International Monitoring System
INA Integrated Notification Application
INCLE International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
INCSR International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
INL Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
INR Bureau of Intelligence and Research
INS Immigration and Naturalization Service
IO Bureau of International Organizations Affairs
IO&P International Organizations & Programs
IOB Interim Office Building
IOC Initial Operating Capability
IOM International Organization for Migration
IPA International Plan of Action
IRCs Information Resource Centers
IRF International Religious Freedom
IRFA International Religious Freedom Act
IRM Bureau of Information Resource Management
ISTC Assistance for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union
IT Information Technology
ITU International Telecommunication Union
IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
IUU Illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported
IV&V Independent Verification and Validation
IWC International Whaling Commission
JCG Joint Consultative Group
JCIC Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission
JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff (DoD)
JI Jemaah Islamivah - a terrorist organization
JMC Joint Military Commission
KEDO Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization
KFOR Kosovo Force
L/M Leadership/Management
LDPs Language Designated Positions
LOC Lines of Control
LROBP Long-Range Overseas Buildings Plan
M&E Monitoring and Evaluation
MANPADS Shoulder-fired Missiles
MAP Membership Action Plan
MASINT Measurement and Signature Intelligence
MCA Millennium Challenge Account
MDBs Multilateral Development Bank
MEPI Middle East Partnership Initiative
MNEPR Multilateral Environmental Program in the Russian Federation Framework
MOBIS Management, Organizational, and Business Improvement Services
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MRA Migration and Refugee Assistance
MRV Machine Readable Visa
MTCR Missile Technology Control Regime
N/A Not applicable
NADR Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and Related Programs
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
NARA National Archives and Records Administration
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NCCT Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories
NDF Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund
NEC New Embassy Construction
NePAD The New Partnership for Africa's Development
NEXUS Simplified Border Crossing Program between Canada and the U.S.
NGO Nongovernmental Organizations
NIS Newly Independent States
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIV Non-Immigrant Visa
NNSA National Nuclear Security Administration
NOB New Office Building
NP Non Proliferation
NPAC TWG Nonproliferation and Arms Control Technology Working Group
NPT Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NRF NATO Response Force
NRRC Nuclear Risk Reduction Centers
NSA National Security Agency
NSC National Security Council
NSCR National Security Council Resolution
NSEERS National Security Entry-Exit System
NSF National Science Foundation
NSG Nuclear Suppliers Group
NSS National Security Strategy
NTM U.S. National Technical Means
NVIS Nuclear Verification Information System
NVITool Nuclear Verification Information Tool
OAS Organization of American States
OBO Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
OBS Croat Intelligence Service
OCHA Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OIG Office of Inspector General
OMB Office of Management and Budget
ONAP Office of National AIDS Policy
OPCW Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
OPM Office of Personnel Management
OSAC Overseas Security Advisory Councils
OSCE Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
OSIS Open Sources Information System
OVP Office of the Vice President
P-5 Permanent Five of UNSC (U.S., U.K., Russia, China, France)
PA Bureau of Public Affairs
PAR Performance and Accountability Report
PART Program Assessment Rating Tool
PBS Public Broadcasting System
PC/DC Principals' Committee/Deputies Committee
PESP Partnership to Eliminate Sweatshops
PfP Partnership-for-Peace
PKO Peacekeeping Operations
PL Public Law
PM Bureau of Political and Military Affairs
PMA President's Management Agenda
PMO Program Management Office
PNR Passenger Name Record
POES Ports of Entry System
PPR Program Performance Reviews
PPRA Plutonium Production Reactor Agreement
PrepCom II Preparation Communications
PRM Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration
R&D Research and Development
RCM Regional Conference on Migration
RevCon Review Conference
RF Religious Freedom
RFMS Regional Financial Management System
RFP Request for Proposal
RM Bureau of Resource Management
RMO Regional Management Officer
RSLAF Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces
S&T Science and Technology
S/CT Coordinator for Counterterrorism
SACU Southern African Customs Union
SENTRI Secure Electronic Network for Travelers' Rapid Inspection
SFOR Stabilization Force
SIPRNET Secret Internet Protocol Router Network
SMART State Messaging and Archive Retrieval Toolset
SNAP Spouse Networking Assistance Program
SOFAs Status of Forces Agreements
SOP Standard Operating Procedures
SPAWAR Space and Naval Warfare
SPHERE Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response and Interaction
SSA Social Security Administration
START Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
STMS Student Training Management System
TB Tuberculosis
TBD To Be Determined
TEL Terrorism Exclusion List
TFCA Tropical Forest Conservation Agreement
TIFAs Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
TIP Terrorist Interdiction Program
TOC UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime
TOPOFF National Level Top Officials
TSUs Technical Security Upgrades
TSWG Technical Support Working Group
TV Television
TWG Technical Working Group
U.S. United States
UK United Kingdom
UN United Nations
UNAIDS United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS
UNAMSIL UN Peace Mission in Sierra Leone
UNCHR United Nations Commission on Human Rights
UNFPA United Nations Population Fund
UNFSA United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement
UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund
UNMEE UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea
UNRWA United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
UNSC United Nations Security Council
UNSCR United Nations Security Council Resolution
USAEDS U.S. Atomic Energy Detection System
USAID United States Agency for International Development
USCS U.S. Customs Service
USEU United States Mission to European Union
USG United States Government
USNATO U.S. Mission to NATO
USTR U. S. Trade Representative
USUN United States Mission to the United Nations
UXO Unexploded Ordnance
V Fund Verification Assets Fund
VC Bureau of Verification and Compliance
VCAWG Verification and Compliance Analysis Working Group
VPN Virtual Private Network
VPs Voluntary Principles for Security and Human Rights
WA Wassenaar Arrangement
WAIS Wassenaar Arrangement Information System
WFP World Food Program
WINPAC Weapons, Intelligence, Nonproliferation, and Arms Control Center
WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction
WMEAT World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers
WSSD World Summit on Sustainable Development
WTO World Trade Organization

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