Acronyms

APHIS Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
APS American Phytopathological Society
ARS Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
BTWC Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
C-BNRE Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, Radiological, or Explosive; categories of WMDs
CAPS Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey, USDA
CBP Customs & Border Protection, U.S. Dept. Homeland Security
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CPHST Center for Plant Health and Science Technology,  USDA
CSREES Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DMS Degrees, Minutes, and Seconds format for latitude and longitude coordinates
DOD U.S. Department of Defense
EDEN Extension Disaster Education Network
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FDA Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FSIS Food Safety Inspection Service
GAO General Accounting Office, U.S. Government
GIS Global Information System
GPS Global Positioning  System
HSAS Homeland Security Advisory System
HSPD-9 Homeland Security Presidential Directive #9
ICS Incident Command System
IPM Integrated Pest Management
NAL National Agricultural Library
NAPIS National Agricultural Pest Information System
NAPPD North American Plant Protection Organization
NIMS National Incident Management System
NPB National Plant Board
NPDN National Plant Diagnostic Network
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service
OPIS Offshore Pest Information System, USDA
OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense
PDIS Plant Information Diagnostic System
PL107-188 Public Law 107-188, Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PPQ Plant Protection and Quarantine
RMA Risk Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture
SEMA State Emergency Management Agency
THOMAS legislative information service on the Internet
UTM Universal Transverse Mercator format for latitude and longitude coordinates
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
USFA U.S. Fire Administration
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction


 

Last Updated:  09/02/2009