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27. Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms




A Bureau of Administration (Department of State) IT  Information Technology
AID   Agency for International Development L Office of the Legal Adviser (Department of State)
A/IM Information Management (Department of State) LEA Local Educational Agency
APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum MAI  Multilateral Agreement on Investment
ATA Anti-terrorism Assistance M/CIO Chief Information Officer (Department of State)
ATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (Treasury) M/FLO Family Liaison Office (Department of State)
BIT Bilateral Investment Treaty M/MED Office of Medical Services (Department of State)
CA Bureau of Consular Affairs (Department of State) M/P Office of Management Policy and Planning (Department of State)
CDC  Centers for Disease Control (HHS)


Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining, and Related Programs
CIA Central Intelligence Agency NEC National Economic Council
CPM  Civilian Personnel Management NIS New Independent States
DEA  Drug Enforcement Administration (Department of Justice) NGO Nongovernmental Organization
DLEA  Drug Law Enforcement Agency NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Department of Commerce)
DOC  Department of Commerce NSC  National Security Council
DOD Department of Defense OBO Overseas Buildings Operations (Department of State)
DOE Department of Energy OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
DOJ  Department of Justice OES Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Scientific Affairs (Department of State)
DRL Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (Department of State) OIG  Office of The Inspector General (Department of State)
DS  Bureau of Diplomatic Security (Department of State) OMB Office of Management and Budget
DTS-PO Diplomatic Telecommunications Service - Program Office (Department of State) ONDCP Office of National Drug Control Policy
E/CBA Office of Business Affairs (Department of State) OPIC  Overseas Private Investment Corporation
EB Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (Department of State) OSM Overseas Staffing Model
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States PA Bureau of Public Affairs (Department of State)
ECOMOG Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group PER Bureau of Personnel (Department of State)
EPA Environmental Protection Agency PVO Private Voluntary Organization
ESA Emergency Security Appropriation Prepcom Preparatory Committee
ESF Economic Support Funds Pol-Mil  Political and Military
EUR Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (Department of State) PRM Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (Department of State)
Ex-Im Bank Export-Import Bank RM Bureau of Resource Management
FAA Federal Aviation Administration (Department of Transportation) RSO  Regional Security Officer
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation (Department of Justice) S/CT  Coordinator for Counterterrorism (Department of State)
FBO Foreign Buildings Operations (Department of State) SEED Southeast European Development
FMP Bureau of Finance and Management Policy (Now RM - Office of Resource Management) (Department of State) S/EEOCR Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Civil Rights (Department of State)
FSA Freedom Support Act S/RPP Secretary's Office of Resources, Plans, and Policy (Department of State)
FSC Financial Service Center S/S-O Operations Center (Department of State)
FSI Foreign Service Institute (Department of State) Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security (Department of State)
Under Secretary For Global Affairs (Department of State) TDA Trade and Development Agency
GAO General Accounting Office UN United Nations
GCC Gulf Cooperation Council USAID U.S. Agency for International Development
GDP Gross Domestic Product USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
H Bureau of Legislative Affairs (Department of State) USG U.S. Government
HHS Department of Health and Human Services USOECD Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
ICASS International Cooperative Administrative Support Services USTR United States Trade Representative
IDP Individual Development Plan
Internally Displaced Person
USUN U.S. Mission to the United Nations
IEA International Energy Agency VWPP Visa Waiver Pilot Program
IFI  International Financial Institution WHA Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (Department of State)
INL Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (Department of State) WMD   Weapons of Mass Destruction
INR Bureau of Intelligence and Research (Department of State) WTO World Trade Organization
INS Immigration and Naturalization Service (Department of Justice)
IO Bureau of International Organization Affairs (Department of State)
IPMS Integrated Personnel Management System (Department of State)
ILMS Integrated Logistics Management System (Department of State)

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