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U.S. Goverment Agency Acronyms

Acronyms used by U.S. government agencies.

A2 – Air Force Intelligence

AAC – Alaskan Air Command

AAF – Army Air Force

ACOM – Asian Communist – One of NSA’s 4 major operational divisions

ADC – Aerospace Defense Command

ADLA – Assistant Director for Legal & Legislative Affairs – (NSA)

ADPL – Assistant Director for Policy & Liason – (NSA)

ADPR – Assistant Director for Plans / Resources – (NSA)

ADT – Assistant Director for Training

ADVA – Advanced Soviet – One of the 4 major operational divisions of NSA’s production organization: Combined with GENS into a group

AEC – Atomic Energy Commission

AFB – AIR FORCE BASE

AFESC – AIR FORCE ELECTRONIC SECURITY COMMAND

AFGWC – AIR FORCE GLOBAL WEATHER CONTROL

AFIS – AIR FORCE INTELLIGENCE SERVICE

AFOC – AIR FORCE OPERATIONS CENTER

AFR – AIR FORCE REGULATION

AFSA – ARMED FORCES SECURITY AGENCY

AFSAC – ARMED FORCES SECURITY AGENCY COUNCIL

AFSS – AIR FORCE SECURITY SERVICE

ALLO – ALL OTHERS- ONE OF THE 4 MAJOR OPERATIONAL DIVISIONS OF NSA’S PRODUCTION ORGANIZATION – NOW KNOWN AS G GROUP

ALP – ADVANCED LANGUAGE PROGRAM

AMB – AMBASSADOR

ANCIB – ARMY-NAVY COMMUNICATIONS INTELLIGENCE BOARD

ANCICC- ARMY-NAVY COMMUNICATIONS INTELLIGENCE COORDINATING COMMITTEE

ANG – AIR NATIONAL GUARD

APRO – AERIAL PHENOMENA RESEARCH

ARC – AD HOC REQUIREMENTS COMMITTEE

ARDF – AIRBORNE RADIO DIRECTION- FINDING

ARFCOS – ARMED FORCES COURIER SERVICE

ARPA – ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

ASA – ARMY SECURITY AGENCY

ASD – APPLIED SCIENCE DIVISION (CIA)

AST – ATLANTIC STANDARD TIME

ATIC – AIR TECHNICAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER (AIR FORCE)

UFORC – UFO REPORTING CENTER

BMW – BOMB WING

UFOIS – UFO INFORMATION SERVICE

CAUS – CITIZENS AGAINST UFO SECRECY

CFS – CANADIAN FORCES STATION

CGS – COAST GUARD STATION

CIA – CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

CIC – COUNTER INTELLIGENCE CORPS CINC/NORAD – COMMANDER IN CHARGE, NORAD

CUFOS – CENTER FOR UFO STUDIES

COMINT – COMMUNICATIONS INTELLIGENCE (NSA)

CP – COMMAND POST

CSC – CENTRAL SECURITY CONTROL (AIR FORCE)

DATT – DEFENSE ATTACHE (US EMBASSY)

DCD – DOMESTIC COLLECTIONS DIVISION (CIA)

DCSOPS – DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR OPERATIONS AND PLANS (AIR FORCE)

DDO – DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR OPERATIONS (AIR FORCE)

DIA – DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

DMZ – DEMILITARIZED ZONE (VIETNAM)

DO – DUTY OFFICER

FAA – FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

FBI – FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

FISA – FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT

FOIA – FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

G2 – ARMY INTELLIGENCE

GAO – GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING OFFICE

GCCS – GOVERNMENT CODE AND CYPHER SCHOOL

GCHQ – GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS HEADQUARTERS

GCI – GROUND CONTROL INTERCEPT

GENS – GENERAL SOVIET – ONE OF THE 4 MAJOR OPERATIONAL DIVISIONS OF NSA’S PRODUCTION ORGANIZATION COMBINED WITH ADVA INTO (A GROUP)

GG – GOVERNMENT GRADE – USED IN PLACE OF GS1 TO GS18 – ONLY FOR GOV’T EMPLOYEES SUCH AS NSA EMPLOYEES

GMT – GREENWICH MEAN TIME

GSW – GROUND SAUCER WATCH

HFDF – HIGH FREQUENCY DIRECTION FINDING

HUAC – HOUSE UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

HUMINT- HUMAN INTELLIGENCE

ICI – INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE

IDA-CRD – INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSIS-COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH DIVISION

IDP – INTERCEPT DEPLOYMENT PLAN

IEC – INTELLIGENCE EVALUATION COMMITTEE

INSCOM – U.S. ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND

INTELPOST – INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC POST

INTELSAT – INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMINCATIONS SATELLITE

INYSA – ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF INTELLIGENCE, USAF, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BRANCH, DIRECTORATE OF RESPONSE MANAGEMENT

INZ – AEROSPACE INTELLIGENCE DIVISION (AFIS)

INZA – EDITING, DEBRIEFING, AND CONTINUITY BRANCH (AFIS)

IPB – INTERCEPT PRIORITIES BOARD

JACL – JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, LITIGATION DIVISION (USAF)

JANAP – JOINT ARMY NAVY AIR FORCE PUBLICATION

JCS – JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF

JOSAF – JOINT OPERATIONS SUPPORT ACTIVITY – FRANKFURT

JRC – JOINT RECONNAISSANCE CENTER

JSPC – JOINT SOBE PROCESSING CENTER

JTLS – JOINT TECHNICAL LANGUAGE SERVICE

KGB – KOMITET GOSUDARSTVENNOY BEZOPASNOSTI (COMMITTEE FOR STATE SECURITY) USSR

KISR – KUWAIT INSTITUTE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

KM – KILOMETER

LASP – LOW ALTITUDE SURVEILLANCE PLATFORM

LCF – LAUNCH CONTROL FACILITY (AIR FORCE)

LOB – RAYMOND E. LINN OPERATIONS BUILDING

LPMEDLEY – CIA CRYPTONYM FOR AN OPERATION IN SUPPORT OF THE NSA

LRTS – LONG RANGE TECHNICAL

MI-8 – MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SECTION 8 – CODES AND CIPHERS SEARCH

MID – MILITARY INTELLIGENCE DIVISION

M5 – NSA OFFICE OF SECURITY

MIT – MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

MPRO – MACHINE PROCESSING SECTION OF NSA’S PRODUCTION ORGANIZATION

MUFON – MUTUAL UFO NETWORK

NAVSPASUR – NAVAL SPACE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

NCOC – NATIONAL COMBAT OPERATIONS CENTER

NEPA – NUCLEAR ENERGY FOR THE PROPULSION OF AIRCRAFT

NICAP – NATIONAL INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE ON AERIAL PHENOMENA

NM – NAUTICAL MILE

NMCC – NATIONAL MILITARY COMMAND CENTER

NORAD – NORTH AMERICAN AEROSPACE DEFENSE COMMAND

NPIC – NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION CENTER

NRL – NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY

NSA – NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

NSF – NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

OAM – OPERATION ANIMAL MUTILATION

ONI – OFFICE OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE

OSI – OFFICE OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS (AIR FORCE)

OSI – OFFICE OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS (CIA)

OSS – OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES

PSAPR – PUGET SOUND AERIAL PHENOMENA RESEARCH INC.

RAPCOM – RADAR APPROACH COMMUNICATIONS

RAPCON – RADAR APPROACH CONTROL

RCMP – ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE

SA – SPECIAL AGENT

SAC – STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND

SAC/HO – STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND OFFICE OF HISTORY

SAFOI – SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE OFFICE OF INFORMATION

SAO – SMITHSONIAN ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY

SAT – SECURITY ALERT TEAM

SBI – SPECIAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION

SDS – STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY

SIGLEX – SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP ON LEXICOGRAPHY

SIGNIT – SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE (NSA)

SIGTRAN – SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP ON TRANSLATION

SIGVOICE- SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP ON VOICE

SIPG – SPECIAL INTERCEPT PRIORITIES GROUP

SIS – SIGNAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICE

SOLIS – SIGNIT – ON LINE INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM

SPADATS – SPACE DETECTION AND TRACKING SYSTEM (NORAD)

SPS – SECURITY POLICE SQUADRON

SSA – SIGNAL SECURITY AGENCY

SSB – SOFT SUPPORT BUILDING (USAF)

TIA – TEMPERATURE INVERSION ANALYSIS

USAF – UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

USG – UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

Z – ZULU (UNIVERSAL TIME)