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Acronyms and Abbreviations

The list below contains acronyms and abbreviations used throughout this Web site. Look up acronyms with the Acronym Finder from the FreeDictionary.

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Acronym Description
AMS Agricultural Marketing Service
ANS Aquatic Nuisance Species
ANSTF Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force
APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
ARS Agricultural Research Service
BLM Bureau of Land Management
CABI CAB International
CBP Customs and Border Protection
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CPHST Center for Plant Health Science Technology
CSREES Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (now known as NIFA)
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DOC Department of Commerce
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOL Department of Labor
DOI Department of the Interior
DOS Department of State
DOT Department of Transportation
EDRR Early Detection and Rapid Response
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ERS Economic Research Service
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FICMNEW Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds
FWS Fish and Wildlife Service
FS Forest Service
IFAS Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
IPM Integrated Pest Management
IPPC International Plant Protection Convention
ISAC Invasive Species Advisory Committee
ITAP Federal Interagency Committee on Invasive Terrestrial Animals and Pathogens
IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature
MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NAL National Agricultural Library
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NBII National Biological Information Infrastructure
NIFA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (formerly known as CSREES)
NIH National Institutes of Health
NISC National Invasive Species Council
NISIC National Invasive Species Information Center
NLM National Library of Medicine
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NPS National Park Service
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service
PBS Public Broadcasting System
PPQ Plant Protection and Quarantine
UN United Nations
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USACE United States Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. United States
USGS United States Geological Survey
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