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Acronyms reflect those commonly used in the context of Privacy and Civil Liberties discussions and do not necessarily represent the only interpretation of an acronym.  Because of the growing scope of this focus area, this list will likely never be complete.  If there is a particular acronym you would like represented here, please email global@iir.com or send your comments via the Contact Us form. (This list was last updated 04/15/10.)

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A

AAMVA – American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
AAR – Association of American Railroads (or After Action Report)
ACA – American Correctional Association
ACJA – American Criminal Justice Association
ACLU – American Civil Liberties Union
ACS – Automated Case System (FBI)
AcTIC – Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center
ADNET – Anti-Drug Network
ADNET-U – Anti-Drug Network-Unclassified
AES – Advanced Encryption Standard
AFIS – Automated Fingerprint Identification System
AG – Attorney General
AGILE – Advanced Generation of Interoperability for Law Enforcement
AIS – Automatic Identification System (operated by the SLSDC)
Amcrin – American Criminal Investigators Network
ANSI – American National Standards Institute
APPA – American Probation and Parole Association
ARJIS – Automated Regional Justice Information System
ASCIA – Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies
ASUCRP – Association of State Uniform Crime Reporting Programs
ATAC – Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council
ATF – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
ATIX – Automated Trusted Information Exchange
ATPA – Auto Theft Prevention Authority
ATTF – Anti-Terrorism Task Force (FBI)
AWA – Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act

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B

BATFE – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
BATIC – Border Auto Theft Information Center
BATS – Bomb and Arson Tracking System
BCA – Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
BCI – Bureau of Criminal Investigation
BI – Bureau of Investigation
BIT – Borough Intelligence Team (NYPD)
BJA – Bureau of Justice Assistance
BJS – Bureau of Justice Statistics
BOP – Federal Bureau of Prisons
BRTC – Border Research and Technology Center
BSA – Bank Secrecy Act (FinCEN related)
BTS – Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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C

CALEA – Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies
CapWIN – Capital Wireless Integrated Network
CATIC – California Anti-Terrorism Information Center
CBP – U.S. Customs and Border Protection
CCA – Central Coordinating Agency (LEIN)
CCH – Computerized Criminal Histories
CCIP – Counterterrorism Collaboration Interoperability Project
CCIPS – Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (DOJ)
C-DAT – Columbia Data Analysis Teams
CDC – Centers for Disease Control
CDICG – Counterdrug Intelligence Coordinating Group
CDU – Community Defense Unit: Regional Multiagency Task Force
CDX – Counterdrug Intelligence Executive Secretariat
CenTF – Center for Task Force Training
CERT – Computer Emergency Response Team
CFR – Code of Federal Regulations
CHOP – Cold Hit Outcome Project
CHRI – Criminal History Record Information
CIA – Central Intelligence Agency
CIB – Criminal Intelligence Bureau
CICC – Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council
CICE – Criminal Intelligence for the Chief Executive
CID – Criminal Investigation Division
CIKR – Critical Infrastructure/Key resources
CIMS – Critical Infrastructure Management System
CIO – Chief Information Officer
CIP – Critical Infrastructure Protection
CIPA – Classified Information Procedures Act
CIPAC – Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (of DHS)
CIPS – Criminal Information Pointer System
CIPWG – Critical Infrastructure Protection Working Group
CIRT – Computer Incident Response Team
CISA – Criminal Information Sharing Alliance
CISAnet – Criminal Information Sharing Alliance network
CISOP – Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policy
CITAC – Computer Investigation and Infrastructure Threat Assessment Center
CITCS – Criminal Intelligence Training Coordination Strategy
CJIS – Criminal Justice Information Services Division
CJNet – Criminal Justice Network
CLEAN – Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network (PA)
CLEAR – Chicago’s Citizen and Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting
CLEIG – Combined Law Enforcement Intelligence Group
CLERIS – Computerized Law Enforcement Reporting and Information System
CLETS – California Law Enforcement Telecommunication System
CNYLEADS – Central New York Law Enforcement Agency Database System
CODIS – Combined DNA Index System
COMET – Combined Ozarks Multijurisdictional Enforcement Team (MO)
COMINT – Communications Intelligence
COMSEC – Communications Security ConOps Concept of Operations
CORI – Criminal Offender Record Information
CPIC – Canadian Police Information Centre
CriMNet – Minnesota’s Criminal Justice Information Network
CRISP – Comprehensive Regional Information Sharing Project
CRS – Congressional Research Service
CSDN – Customs Secure Data Network
CT – Counterterrorism
CTC – Counterterrorist Center (CIA)
CTD – Counterterrorism Division (FBI)
CTISR – Common Terrorism Information Sharing Standards Registry
CTISS – Common Terrorism Information Sharing Standards
CTTRLE – Counter-Terrorism Training and Resources for Law Enforcement Web site
CTTWG – Counter-Terrorism Training Coordination Working Group
CUI – Controlled Unclassified Information

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D

DA – District Attorney
DCI – Division of Criminal Investigation (or Director of Central Intelligence)
DCID – Director of Central Intelligence Directive
DEA – U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
DELJIS – Delaware Criminal Justice Information System
DHHS – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
DHS – U.S. Department of Homeland Security (or Defense HUMINT Service)
DIA – Defense Intelligence Agency
DIAC – Delaware Information Analysis Center
DISA – Defense Information Systems Agency
DISN – Defense Information System Network
DNI – Director of National Intelligence
DNI-U – Director of National Intelligence - Unclassified
DNR – Department of Natural Resources
DOC – Department of Corrections (or U.S. Department of Commerce)
DoD – U.S. Department of Defense
DOI – U.S. Department of the Interior
DOJ – U.S. Department of Justice
DOL – U.S. Department of Labor
DOS – U.S. Department of State
DoT – Department of Transportation
DPS – Department of Public Safety

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E

EAD-I – Executive Assistant Director of Intelligence (FBI)
EAP – Electronic Authentication Partnership
EDI – Electronic Data Interchange
EFS – ISAC Emergency Fire Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center
EFTS – Electronic Fingerprint Transmission Specification
EPA – Environmental Protection Agency
EPIC – El Paso Intelligence Center
ERT – Evidence Response Team (FBI)
ESP – EPIC Systems Portal

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F

FAA – Federal Aviation Administration
FACTS – Factual Analysis Criminal Threat Solution
FARS – Fatality Analysis Reporting System
FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBI CJIS – FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division
FBOP – Federal Bureau of Prisons
FCG – Fusion Center Guidelines
FCR – Federal Crime Reporting
FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
FHWA – Federal Highway Administration
FIAT – Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training
FIG – Field Intelligence Group (FBI)
FinCEN – Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FIP – Fair Information Practices
FIPS – Federal Information Processing Standards
FIR – Field Interview Report
FJSRC – Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center
FLEAT – Federal Law Enforcement Analysts Training
FLETC – Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
FMCSA – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
FMIU – Fundamentals of Managing an Intelligence Unit
FOIA – Freedom of Information Act
FOUO – “For Official Use Only” information-handling caveat
FPS – Federal Protective Service
FRA – Federal Railroad Administration
FTA – Federal Transit Administration
FTC – Federal Trade Commission
FTTTF – Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force

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G

G.R.E.A.T. – Gang Resistance Education And Training
GAC – Global Advisory Committee
GANG – Georgia National Guard
GAO – Government Accountability Office
GCIC – Georgia Crime Information Center
GCIP – General Counterdrug Intelligence Plan
GESC – Global Executive Steering Committee (or GAC ESC)
GFIPM – Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management
GHSAC – Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council
GHSTF – Georgia Homeland Security Task Force
GIS – Geographic Information Systems
GISAC – Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center
GISI – Gateway Information Sharing Initiative
GISWG – Global Infrastructure/Standards Working Group
GIWG – Global Intelligence Working Group
Global – Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative
GMS – Grants Management System
GPIQWG – Global Privacy and Information Quality Working Group
GPS – Global Positioning System
GSA – General Services Administration
GSAC – Global Security Architecture Committee
GSWG – Global Security Working Group

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H

HAZMAT – Hazardous Material
HIDTA – High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
HIDTA DIG – HIDTA’s Digital Information Gateway
HIFCA – High Intensity Financial Crime Area
HIVA – Hazard Identification and Vulnerability Assessment
HLSEM – Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (LETPP)
HMEP – Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness
HMR – Hazardous Materials Regulations
HMT-SALE – Hazardous Materials Transportation State and Local Education
HS – Homeland Security
HS SLIC – Homeland Security State and Local Intelligence Community of Interest
HSAC – Homeland Security Advisory Council
HSAS – Homeland Security Advisory System
HSDN – Homeland Secure Data Network
HSGP – Homeland Security Grant Program
HSIN – Homeland Security Information Network
HSIN-CI – Homeland Security Information Network-Critical Infrastructure
HSOC – Homeland Security Operations Center
HSPD – Homeland Security Presidential Directive
HSTC – Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center

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I

IACA – International Association of Crime Analysts
IACIS – International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists
IACLEA – International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
IACP – International Association of Chiefs of Police
IAD – Internal Affairs Division
IAFC – International Association of Fire Chiefs
IAFCI – International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators
IAFIS – Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System
IAIP – Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection
IALEIA – International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts
IAP – Infrastructure Advisory Panel
IBET – Integrated Border Enforcement Team
IBR – Incident-Based Reporting
IC – U.S. Intelligence Community
IC3 – Internet Crime Complaint Center
ICAT – Intelligence Collection and Analysis Team
iCAV – Integrated Common Analytical Viewer
ICD – Intelligence Community Directive
ICE – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
ICEPIC – Immigration and Customs Enforcement Pattern Analysis and Information Collecting System
ICJIS – Integrated Criminal Justice Information System
I-CLEAR – Illinois Citizen and Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting
ICSIS – Intelligence Community System for Information Sharing
IEMA – Illinois Emergency Management Agency
IIMG – Interagency Incident Management Group (DHS)
IIR – Institute for Intergovernmental Research (or Intelligence Information Report)
IISNET – Intelligence Information System Network (FBI . . . . dated)
IJIS – Integrated Justice Information Systems
ILEIN – Illinois Law Enforcement Intelligence Network
INL – Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (DOS)
INR – Bureau of Intelligence and Research (DOS)
INSCOM – U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command
INTERPOL – International Criminal Police Organization
IRS – Intelligence Resource Specialist and Internal Revenue Service
IRTPA – Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004
ISAC – Information Sharing and Analysis Center
ISC – Investigative Support Centers (HIDTA) or Information Sharing Council
ISE – Information Sharing Environment
ISI – Gateway Information Sharing Initiative
ITACG – Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group
ITCWG – Intelligence Training Coordination Working Group
ITWG – Intelligence Training Working Group

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J

JABS – Joint Automated Booking System
JAG – Judge Advocate General (or Justice Assistance Grant Program)
JIATF – Joint Interagency Task Force (DHS) (also a joint law enforcement/military counterdrug activity)
JIC – Justice Information Center
JICC – Justice Intelligence Coordinating Council
JIEM – Justice Information Exchange Model
JISP – Justice Information Sharing Practitioners
JITF-CT – Joint Intelligence Task Force-Combating Terrorism
JNET – Pennsylvania Justice Network
J-Net Justice Network
JRIES – Joint Regional Information Exchange System
JSC – Justice Standards Clearinghouse for Information Sharing
JTTF – Joint Terrorism Task Force (FBI)
JUSTIS – Justice Information System
JWICS – Joint worldwide Intelligence Communications System

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K

KBI – Kansas Bureau of Investigation
KR – Key Resources

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L

LA-ICJIS – Louisiana Integrated Criminal Justice Information System
LEADS – Law Enforcement Agencies Data System
LECC – Law Enforcement Community Coordinator (or Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee)
LEI – Law Enforcement Intelligence
LEIM – Law Enforcement Intelligence Model (or Law Enforcement Information Management)
LEIN – Law Enforcement Intelligence Network
LEIS – Law Enforcement Information Sharing Strategy
LEISP – Law Enforcement Information Sharing Program
LEISS – Law Enforcement Information Sharing Service
LEITSC – Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council
LEIU – Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit
LEO – Law Enforcement Online
LEPC – Local Emergency Planning Committee
LES – “Law Enforcement Sensitive” information-handling caveat
LETPP – Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program
LEX – Law Enforcement eXchange
LInX – Law Enforcement Information Exchange
LLEBG – Local Law Enforcement Block Grants
LLIS – Lessons Learned Information Sharing
LSTLE – Local, State, and Tribal Law Enforcement

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M

MAGLOCLEN – Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network
MARAD – Maritime Administration
MATRIX – Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange
MCC – Major Cities Chiefs Association
MCMIS – Motor Carrier Management Information System
MCSA – Major County Sheriffs’ Association
MDC/MDT – Mobil Data Computer or Terminal
MEG – Municipal Enforcement Group
MEGADA – Municipal Enforcement Group Against Drug Abuse
MIAC – Missouri Information Analysis Center
MIPT – Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism
MIS – Multiagency Information Sharing Initiative (Not deployed as of 7/13/04)
MOCIC – Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center
MoSPIN – Missouri Statewide Police Intelligence Network
MSHP – Missouri State Highway Patrol
MULES – Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System

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N

NAAG – National Association of Attorneys General
NABI – National Association of Bunco Investigators
NACIC – National Counterintelligence Center
NACIO – National Association of County Information Officers
NACM – National Association for Court Management
NACo – National Association of Counties
NACOP – National Association of Chiefs of Police
NADCP – National Association of Drug Court Professionals
NADDIS – Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Information System (DEA database)
NAFI – National Association of Fraud Investigators
NAGIA – National Alliance of Gang Investigators’ Associations
NAJIS – National Association for Justice Information Systems
NARA – U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
NAS – National Alert System
NASAR – National Association for Search and Rescue
NASCIO – National Association of State Chief Information Officers
NASJE – National Association of State Judicial Educators
NATIA – National Technical Investigators’ Association
NBIC – National Biosurveillance Integration Center
NBIS – National Biosurveillance Integration System
NCB – National Central Bureau (of INTERPOL)
NCC – National Counterterrorism Center
NCHIP – National Criminal History Improvement Program
NCIC – National Crime Information Center
NCIRC – National Criminal Intelligence Resource Center
NCIS – Naval Criminal Investigative Service (or National Criminal Intelligence Service - U.K.)
NCISP – National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan
NCIX – National Counterintelligence Executive
NCJA – National Criminal Justice Association
NCJJ – National Center for Juvenile Justice
NCJRS – National Criminal Justice Reference Service
NCMEC – National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
NCMI – National Center for Medical Intelligence
NCPC – National Crime Prevention Council
NCS – National Communications System
NCSL – National Conference of State Legislatures
NCTC – National Counterterrorism Center
N-DEX – Law Enforcement National Data Exchange
NDIC – National Drug Intelligence Center
NDPIX – National Drug Pointer Index
NDSS – National Drug Seizure System
NESPIN – New England State Police Information Network
NFCCG – National Fusion Center Coordination Group
NFF – National Fingerprint File
NFIC – National Fraud Information Center
NGA – National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (or National Governors Association)
NGB – National Guard Bureau
NGC – National Gang Center
NGIC – National Gang Intelligence Center
NHTSA – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIBRS – National Incident-Based Reporting System
NIC – National Intelligence Council (or National Institute of Corrections)
NICB – National Insurance Crime Bureau
NICC – National Infrastructure Coordination Center
NICI – National Interagency Civil-Military Institute
NICS – National Instant Criminal Background Check System
NID – National Intelligence Director
NIEM – National Information Exchange Model
NIJ – National Institute of Justice
NIJC – National Indian Justice Center
NIM – British National Intelligence Model
NIMA – National Imagery and Mapping Agency
NIMS – National Incident Management System
NIPC – National Infrastructure Protection Center
NIPF – National Intelligence Priorities Framework
NIPP – National Infrastructure Protection Plan
NIPRNET – Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router Network
NISP – National Industrial Security Program
NISS – National Information Sharing Strategy
NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology
NJTTF – National Joint Terrorism Task Force
NLECTC – National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
NLETC – National Law Enforcement Training Center
Nlets – The International Justice and Public Safety Network
NMEC – National Media Exploitation Center
NNOAC – National Narcotic Officers’ Associations’ Coalition
NOBLE – National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
NOC – National Operations Center
NORTHCOM – Northern Command (U.S. Military Command responsible for Homeland Security)
NPB – GREAT National Policy Board
NRIG – Northeast Regional Intelligence Group
NSA – National Sheriffs’ Association (or National Security Agency)
NSC – National Security Council (Executive Office of the President)
NSD – National Security Directive
NSG – National System for Geospatial-Intelligence
NSIS – National Strategy for Information Sharing
NSOPR – National Sex Offender Public Registry (now NSOPW)
NSOPW – Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (formerly NSOPR)
NSOR – National Sex Offender Registry
NSS – National Seizure System
NTAC – National Threat Assessment Center (Secret Service)
NTAG – NIEM Technical Assistance Group
NTD – National Transit Database
NTIA – National Telecommunications and Information Administration
NTL – National Transportation Library
NTSB – National Transportation Safety Board
NVPS – National Virtual Pointer System
NVTC – National Virtual Translation Center
NW3C – National White Collar Crime Center
NWWARN – NorthWest Warning, Alert & Response Network
NYGC – National Youth Gang Center
NYPD CTB – New York Police Department Counterterrorism Bureau
NYSIC – New York State Intelligence Center
NYSP – New York State Police

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O

OASIS – Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
OC – Office of the Comptroller
OCDETF – Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force
ODCP – Office of Drug Control Policy
ODNI – Office of the Director of National Intelligence
ODP – Office for Domestic Preparedness
OEM – Office of Emergency Management
OHMS – Office of Hazardous Materials Safety
OIG – Office of Inspector General
OIP – Office of Information Policy (DOJ)
OIT – Office of Information Technology
OJIN – Open Justice INfo Net, A Justice Information Portal
OJJDP – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
OJP – Office of Justice Programs
OLLEISN – Ohio Local Law Enforcement Information Sharing Network
OMB – Office of Management and Budget
ONCIX – Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive
ONDCP – Office of National Drug Control Policy
OpenNet Plus – A sensitive but unclassified system (DOS)
OPM – Office of Personnel Management
OPSEC – Operations (or Operational) Security
ORCON – Originator (Originating agency) Controlled Classified Control Marking for CIA Intelligence
OREIS – Operation Respond Emergency Information System
ORI – Originating Agency Identifier (also Operation Respond Institute)
OSAC – Overseas Security Advisory Council
OSIN – Oregon State Information Network

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P

P3I – Public-Private Partnerships for Intelligence
PART – Program Assessment Rating Tool
PCII – Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (DHS program)
PHA-JAX – Protect Hometown America-Jacksonville
PHMSA – Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
PM-ISE – Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment
PMIX – Prescription Monitoring Information Exchange
PSP – Pennsylvania State Police
PTAP – Privacy Technical Assistance Pilot
PTTR – President’s Terrorist Threat Report

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Q

There are no Q – acronyms.

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R

RAID – Real-Time Analytical Intelligence Database
RAIN – Regional Automated Information Network (or Regional Alliance for Information Networking; or Regional Access Information Network)
RAINS – Regional Alliances for Infrastructure and Network Security
RCIC – Rockland County Intelligence Center
RCMP – Royal Canadian Mounted Police
RCPI – Regional Community Policing Institute (of COPS)
R-DEx – Regional Data Exchange (FBI)
REJIS – Regional Justice Information Services
RICO – Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
RISS – Regional Information Sharing Systems
RISS ATIX – RISS Automated Trusted Information Exchange
RISS DES – RISS Data Exchange Specification
RISS OIT ADG – RISS Office of Information Technology Applications Development Group
RISS OIT IOG – RISS Office of Information Technology Intranet Operations Group
RISSafe – RISS Officer Safety Event Deconfliction System
RISSNET – Regional Information Sharing Systems secure intranet
RISSTech – Information Technology Support to RISS
RITA – Research and Innovative Technology Administration
RMIN – Rocky Mountain Information Network
ROCIC – Regional Organized Crime Information Center
RTI – Regional Technology Integration (DHS)
RTSC – RISS Technology Support Center
RTTAC – Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center

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S

S.R.F.E.R.S. – State, Regional, and Federal Enterprise Retrieval System
SAIC – Science Applications International Corporation
San Diego NIN – San Diego Narcotics Information Network
SAR – Suspicious Activity Report
SBU – Sensitive But Unclassified
SCI – (Top Secret) Sensitive Compartmented Information
SCIC – State Crime Information Center
SCIF – Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility
SEOC – State Emergency Operations Center
SHARE – Secure Homeland Access and Reporting Environment
SHSI – Sensitive Homeland Security Information
SIGINT – Signals Intelligence (IC)
SIN-OK – State Intelligence Network - Oklahoma
SLATT – State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training
SLGCP – Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness of DHS
SLSDC – Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
SLT – State, Local and Tribal
SLTLE – State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement
SNARE – Statewide Narcotics Apprehension and Reporting Effort
SORNA – Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act
SOS – Secretary of State
SPIN – Statewide Police Intelligence Network
SPPADS – State and Provincial Police Academy Directors Section
STB – Surface Transportation Board
STIC – Statewide Terrorism Intelligence Center
STTAC – State Terrorism Threat Assessment Center
SWBPI – Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative
SWBSADIS – Southwest Border States Anti-Drug Information System
SWIFT – Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication

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T

TCL – Target Capabilities List
TCP – Trusted Credential Project (or Transmission Control Protocol)
TECS – Treasury Enforcement Communications System
TEW – Terrorism Early Warning Group
TIDE – Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment
TIP – Department of State Terrorist Interdiction Program
TKB – Terrorism Knowledge Base
TLO – Terrorism Liaison Officer
TRS – Terrorism Research Specialist (STIC)
TS – Top Secret
TS/SCI – Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information
TSA – Transportation Security Administration
TSC – Terrorist Screening Center
TTIC – Terrorist Threat Integration Center
TUACAN – Tampa Urban Area CopLink Analytic Network

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U

UASI – Urban Areas Security Initiative
UCR – Uniform Crime Report
UDECS – Unified Drug Enforcement Coordination System
ULEIN – Utah Law Enforcement Information Network
UNYRIC – Upstate New York Regional Intelligence Center
USA – United States Attorney (or United States of America)
USA PATRIOT Act – (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Act Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001)
USAI – United States Army Intelligence
USAO – United States Attorney’s Office
USBP – United States Border Patrol
USC – U.S. Currency, U.S. Citizen, or United States Code
US-CERT – United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (DHS)
USCG – United States Coast Guard
USCIS – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
USDA – United States Department of Agriculture
USMS – United States Marshals Service
USNCB – U.S. National Central Bureau (of INTERPOL)
USNORTHCOM – U.S. Northern Command (U.S. Military Command responsible for Homeland Security)
USPIS – United States Postal Inspection Service
USPS – United States Postal Service
USSS – United States Secret Service

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V

There are no V acronyms.

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W

WACII – Washington State Criminal Intelligence Index
WAJAC – Washington Joint Analytical Center (FBI)
WASPC – Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs
WMD – Weapons of Mass Destruction
WSIN – Western States Information Network

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X

There are no X acronyms.

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Y

There are no Y acronyms.

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Z

There are no Z acronyms.

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