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AC/HDP Department's Office of Humanitarian Demining Program
AEP Alternate Foreign Service Examination Program
AFV Alternative Fuel Vehicles
AG Assistance Group
APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ATA Antiterrorism Assistance Program
BFIF Business Facilitation Incentive Fund
BLM Bureau of Land Management (Interior)
BWC Biological Weapons Convention
CAFTA U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement
CBMs Confidence-building measures
CDC U.S. Center for Disease Control
CEA Council of Economic Advisors
CEQ Council on Environmental Quality
CFC Chloroflourocarbon gases
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CICP UN Center for International Crime Prevention
CITEL Inter-American Telecommunication Commission
CNC CIA Crime and Narcotics Center
CT Counterterrorism

CTBT Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
CWC Chemical Weapons Convention
CY Calenar year
DC Deputies Committee
DEA U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DOC U.S. Department of Commerce
DOE U.S. Department of Energy
DOJ U.S. Department of Justice
DPRK Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)
DS Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security
DTS Diplomatic Telecommunications Service
EBRD European Bank of Reconstruction and Development
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States
EO Executive Order
ESDI European Security Defense Initiative
FAO UN Food and Agriculture Organization
FASI Foreign Affairs Systems Integration
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FDI Foreign Direct Investment
FMCT Fissile Materials Cutoff Treaty

FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FTO Foreign Terrorist Organization
FTA Free Trade Agreement
FY Fiscal year
G-8 Group of Eight (major industrialized nations)
GAO U.S. General Accounting Office
GEF Global Environment Facility
GIF Generation IV International Forum
GMRA Government Management Reform Act of 1994
GSA General Services Administration
HIPC Heavily Indebted Poor Countries
HRDF Human Rights and Democracy Fund
HST Harry S Truman Building (Main State Department Building)
IATTC Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
IASP International Affairs Strategic Plan
IC Intelligence Community
IBWC International Boundary and Water Commission
ICRC International Committee for the Red Cross
IFRC International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IIP Bureau of International Information Programs
IMF International Monetary Fund
IPOA International Plan of Action

JCS
Joint Chiefs of Staff (DOD)
KEDO Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization
MDA Missile Defense Agency
MSTCC Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons Coordination Center
MTCR Missile Technology Control Regime
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NEA Department;s Bureu of Near East Affairs
NIH National Institute of Health
NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA)
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
NPT Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NSF National Science Foundation
NSG Nuclear Suppliers Group
OAS Organization of American States
OBO Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
OSD Office of Secretary of Defense (DOD)
OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy
OVP Office of the Vice President of the United States
PART Programming Assessment Rating Tool
PC Principals Committee
PCC Policy Coordination Committee
PPRA Plutonium Production Reactor Agreement

PREPCON Prepartory Conference
PRM Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
REC Regional Environmental Center
REVCON Review Conference
ROK Republic of Korea (South Korea)
SCA Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
SACU South African Customs Union
SADC Southern Africa Development Community
SATF South Asia Task Force
SBA Small Business Administration
TVA Tennessee Valley Authority (Department of Interior)
UK United Kingdom
UNAIDS UN Program on HIV/AIDS
UNCCD UN Convention to Combat Desertification
UNDP UN Development Program
UNICEF UN Children's Fund
UNEP UN Environment Program
UNSC UN Security Council
UNSCR UN Security Council Resolution
USFWS U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service
USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
USNATO U.S. Mission to NATO
USTR U.S. Trade Representative
WB World Bank

WHO World Health Organization
WSSD World Summit on Sustainable Development

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