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List of Acronyms

AC - Advisory Committee
ACSI - American Customer Satisfaction Index
BFA - Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management
BIO - Directorate for Biological Sciences
CFO - Chief Financial Officer
CIP - Construction in Progress
CISE - Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering
COV - Committee of Visitors
CSRS - Civil Service Retirement System
DOE - U.S. Department of Energy
DOL - U.S. Department of Labor
EFT - Electronic Fund Transfers
EHR - Directorate for Education and Human Resources
ENG - Directorate for Engineering
ESS - Employee Self Service
ETS - Electronic Travel System
FASAB - Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
FECA - Federal Employees Compensation Act
FERS - Federal Employees Retirement System
FFMIA - Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996
FFRDC - Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
FMFIA - Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act of 1982
FY - Fiscal Year
GAO - General Accounting Office
GEO - Directorate for Geosciences
GPRA - Government Performance and Results Act of 1993
GSA - General Services Administration
HHS U.S. - Department of Health and Human Services
IG - Inspector General
IGETS - Intra-Governmental Elimination Transaction Systems
IGOTS - Intra-Governmental Transfers System
IPA - Intergovernmental Personnel Act
IPAY - Integrated Payroll System
IT - Information Technology
K–12 - Kindergarten through Grade 12
MCC - Management Controls Committee
MPS - Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
MRE - Major Research Equipment
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSB - National Science Board
NSF - National Science Foundation
OIRM - Office of Information and Resource Management
OMB - Office of Management and Budget
OPAC - On-line Payment and Collection
OPM - Office of Personnel Management
PAT - Program Announcement Template
PFI - Partnerships for Innovation
PI - Principal Investigators
PIMS - Program Information Management System
P.L. - Public Law
PP&E - Property, Plant, and Equipment
PwC - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
R&RA - Research and Related Activities
SBE - Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
S&E - Salaries and Expenses
SMET - Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology
SRS - Science Resource Studies
USAP - United States Antarctic Program
VSEE - Visiting Scientists, Engineers, and Educators
Y2K - Year 2000



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