Please browse our alphabetized list of government acronyms. If you don't find the acronym you're looking for, you may want to try searching Google by typing in the acronym plus "stands for." So, for instance, if you wanted to know the meaning of FDIC, you'd type in "FDIC stands for." This simple phrasing has turned up many hard to find acronyms that are now categorized on this web site.

ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
AMT - Alternative Minimum Tax
BO - Barack Obama
CAN-SPAM - Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003
CFR - Council on Foreign Relations
CIA - Central Intelligence Agency
COG - Continuity of Government
DARPA - Defense Advanced Researchs Progect Agency (
DEA - Drug Enforcement Agency
DOD - Department of Defense
DOE - Department Of Energy
DOL - Department of Labor
DOT - Department of Transportation
DUI - Driving Under the Influence
DWI - Driving While Intoxicated
EBT - Electronic Benefits Transfer (how SNAP benefits are paid)
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
EPRI - Electric Power Research Institute
ESA - European Space Agency
EU - European Union
FAR - Federal Acquisition Regulation
FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
FCC - Federal Communications Commission
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
FDIC - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
FERPA - Family Educational Records Privacy Act
FLOTUS - First Lady Of The United States
FLSA - Fair Labor Standards Act
FREDDIE MAC - Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
FTC - Federal Trade Commission
GDP - Gross Domestic Product
GINNIE MAE - Government National Mortgage Association
GNP - Gross National Product
GOP - Grand Old Party
HONDA - Home School Non-Discrimination Act
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
JCS - Joint Chiefs of Staff
OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration OR Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
PC - Politically Correct
POTUS - President Of The United States
NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCIS - National Criminal Intelligence Service (U.K.)
NDIU - National Drugs Intelligence Unit (U.K.)
NSA - National Security Agency
NSC - National Security Council
RICO - Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act
SBA - Small Business Administration
SLORC - State Law and Order Restoration Council
SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (more commonly known as "food stamps")
SOCA - Serious Organised Crime Agency (U.K.)
SSA - Social Security Administration
SSN - Social Security Number
SWAT - Special Weapons and Tactics
TIN - Tax Identification Number
UDHR - Universal Declaration on Human Rights
UN - United Nations
UNEP - United Nations Environment Program
UNFPA - United Nations Fund for Population Activities (see
USA PATRIOT - Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (a government act passed in late 2001)
USAF - United States Air Force
USDA - United States Department of Agriculture
USGS - United States Geological Survey
USPS - United States Postal Service
UGMA - Uniform Gifts To Minors Act
UTMA - Uniform Transfers To Minors Act
ZOG - Zionist Occupied Government (or Zionist Occupation Government)