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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Acronyms and Initialisms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Enhancing Participation in the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21837.
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Appendix E: Acronyms and Initialisms

ABAG Association of Bay Area Governments
ARS Agricultural Research Service
CDC Centers for Disease Control
CENRS Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DOC Department of Commerce
DoD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOI Department of the Interior
DOS Department of State
DOT Department of Transportation
EO Executive Order
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ERS Economic Research Service
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
GCRA Global Change Research Act
GHG Greenhouse Gas
GLISA Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development
IWG Interagency Working Group
LCC Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
MI DCH Michigan Department of Community Health
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASS National Agricultural Statistics Service
NCA National Climate Assessment
NGO non-governmental organization
NIFA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Acronyms and Initialisms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Enhancing Participation in the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21837.
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NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOS National Ocean Service
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service
NSF National Science Foundation
OAR Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy
RISA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment
SGCR Subcommittee on Global Change Research
SI Smithsonian Institution
USAID U.S. Agency for International Development
USDA Department of Agriculture
USFS Forest Service
USGCRP US Global Change Research Program
USGS US Geological Survey
WG Working Group
Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Acronyms and Initialisms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Enhancing Participation in the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21837.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Acronyms and Initialisms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Enhancing Participation in the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21837.
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The US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is a collection of 13 Federal entities charged by law to assist the United States and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change. As the understanding of global change has evolved over the past decades and as demand for scientific information on global change has increased, the USGCRP has increasingly focused on research that can inform decisions to cope with current climate variability and change, to reduce the magnitude of future changes, and to prepare for changes projected over coming decades.

Overall, the current breadth and depth of research in these agencies is insufficient to meet the country's needs, particularly to support decision makers. This report provides a rationale for evaluating current program membership and capabilities and identifying potential new agencies and departments in the hopes that these changes will enable the program to more effectively inform the public and prepare for the future. It also offers actionable recommendations for adjustments to the methods and procedures that will allow the program to better meet its stated goals.

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