Glossary of Terms

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
BCPB- Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (DHS)
BFIF- Business Facilitation Incentive Fund
BLM- Bureau of land Management (Interior)
BWC- Biological Weapons Convention
CAFTA- U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement
CBP- Customs and Border Patrol (DHS)
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
ClCP- UN Center for International Crime Prevention
CNC- CIA Crime and Narcotics Center
CT- Counterterrorism
CTBT- Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
CWC- Chemica! Weapons Convention
CY- Calendar year
DC- Deputies Committee
DEA- U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
DHS- Department of Homeland Security
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
EC- European Commission
ECOWAS- Economic Community of West African States
EO- Executive Order
ESDI- European Security Defense Initiative
FAO- UN Food and Agriculture Organization UNFAO
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
FTA- Free Trade Agreement
FTO- Foreign Terrorist Organization
FY- Fiscal year
G-8- Group of Eight (major industrialized nations)
GAO- 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)
IASP- International Affairs Strategic Plan
IATC- Inter-American Telecommunication Commission
IATTC- Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
IBWC- International Boundary and Water Commission
IC- Intelligence Community
ICRC- International Committee for the Red Cross
IFRC- International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IIP- The Department's office of International Information Programs
IMF- International Monetary Fund
IPA- International Plan of Action
JCS- Joint Chiefs of Staff (000)
KEDO- Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization
IIP- International Information Programs
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 Bureau of Near East Affairs
NIH- National Institutes of Health
NMFS- National Marine Fisheries Service
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- Preparatory Conference
PRM- Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
REC- Regional Environmental Center
REVCON- Review Conference
SA- Bureau of South Asian Affairs
SACU- South African Customs Union
SADC- Southern Africa Development Community
SATF- South Asia Task Force
SBA- Small Business Administration
Tier 1, 2 and 3 Countries - A rating that used to designate levels of governmental efforts to combat trafficking on the basis of minimum standards described in the law.  First tier countries are those that are in full compliance with standards.  Third tier countries neither fully comply with the minimum standards, nor are making significant efforts to do so.
TVA- Tennessee Valley Authority (Department of Interior)
U.K.- United Kingdom
UNCCD- UN- Convention to Combat Deser1ification
UNDP- UN Development Program
UNEP- UN Environment Program
UNICEF- UN Children's Fund
UNSC- UN Security Council
UNSCR- UN Security Council Resolution
US GAO- U.S. General Accounting Office
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