GIS

geographic information system

GLONASS

Global Navigation Satellite System

GPS

Global Positioning System

IABIN

Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network

IRIS

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology

ISC

International Seismic Centre

MMS

Minerals Management Service

NABIN

North American Biodiversity Information Network

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NAWQA

National Water Quality Assessment Program

NBII

National Biological Information Infrastructure

NBS

National Biological Service

NCGMP

National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program

NEHRP

National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program

NEIC

National Earthquake Information Center

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NMD

National Mapping Division

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPS

National Park Service

NRC

National Research Council

NSDI

National Spatial Data Infrastructure

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSN

National Seismic Network

NWS

National Weather Service

OFDA

Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID)

OPEC

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

OPM

Office of Personnel Management

PCAST

President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology

RASA

Regional Aquifer Systems Analysis

RGEG

Research Grade Evaluation Guide

RIM

River Input Monitoring

SCT

Strategic Change Team

STAC

Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee

STATEMAP

state geologic mapping component of the NCGMP

USACE

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

USAID

U.S. Agency for International Development

USBR

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation



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