A Guide to Federal Terms and Acronyms

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Don Philpott
Government Institutes, Dec 28, 2010 - Reference - 1680 pages
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Navigating government documents is a task that requires considerable knowledge of specialized terms and acronyms. This required knowledge nearly amounts to knowing a completely different language. To those who are not fluent, the task can be overwhelming, as federal departments fill their documents with acronyms, abbreviations, and terms that mean little or nothing to the outsider. Would you be able to make sense of a document that described how the COTR reports to the CO regarding compliance with FAR, GPRA, SARA, and FASA? (This is a common procedure in government contracting.) Would you have any clue what was being referred to if you came across MIL-STD-129P? (It is the new standard for Military Shipping Label Requirements.) The sheer number of such terms makes mastering them nearly impossible. But now, these terms and their definitions are within reach. A Guide to Federal Terms and Acronyms presents a glossary of key definitions used by the Federal Government. This reference guide is comprehensive, covering the most common terms, acronyms, and abbreviations used by each major Federal Government agency. And it is also accessible, organized in a logical, easy-to-use format. Users can look up terms and acronyms by department or subject matter, making this a quick reference for translating government language. This is an essential tool for anyone who works with federal government information.
 

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Contents

Acquisitions
1
Agriculture
141
Archives and Records
175
Building Protection
183
Census
215
Chemical Biological and Radiological
231
Central Intelligence Agency
239
Children
245
Education
1171
Energy
1183
Environmental Protection
1417
Equal Opportunities
1591
Federal Aviation Administration
1597
Food and Nutrition
1623
Health and Human Services
1633
Homeland Security
1693

Coast Guard
265
Congress
311
Contracts and Contracting
331
Customs
343
Defense
349
Disaster and Emergency Management
1001
DNA Technology
1147
Housing and Urban Development
1707
Information Technology
1735
Immigration and Naturalization
1745
Internal Revenue Service
1767
Labor
1779
Veterans Affairs
1805
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Don Philpott is editor-in-chief of International Homeland Security: The Quarterly Journal for Homeland Security Professionals, and the author or co-author of more than 90 books, including The Wounded Warrior Handbook (GI, 2008) and The Military Marriage Manual (GI, 2010).

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