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NB: Websites are given only for organizations that still exist .


AAAS: American Association for the Advancement of Science, www.aaas.org

ACS: American Chemical Society, www.acs.org

AIP: American Institute of Physics, www.aip.org

APS: American Philosophical Society, www.amphilsoc.org

APS: American Physical Society, www.aps.org


BoB: Bureau of the Budget

Bush Report: Science-the Endless Frontier , accessible at www.nsf.gov/about/history/vbush1945.jsp


CIA: Central Intelligence Agency, www.cia.gov

CEA: Council of Economic Advisers, www.whitehouse.gov/eop/cea/

CoC: Council on Competitiveness, www.compete.org


DARPA: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, www.darpa.mil

DoC: Department of Commerce, www.commerce.gov

DoD: Department of Defense, www.defense.gov

DoE: Department of Energy, www.energy.gov

DHS: Department of Homeland Security, www.dhs.gov


ERDA: Energy Research and Development Administration

EPA: Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov

EoP: Executive Office of the President, www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/Executive/EOP.shtml


FCST: Federal Council for Science and Technology

FCCSET: Federal Coordinating Committee for Science, Engineering and Technology


GAO, Government Accountability Office, www.gao.gov

GPRA: Government Performance and Results Act www.whitehouse.gov/omb/mgmt-gpra_gplaw2m/


IDA: Institute for Defense Analysis, www.ida.org

IOM: Institute of Medicine: www.iom.edu

ISETAP: Intergovernmental Science, Engineering, and Technology Advisory Panel

IBM: International Business Machines, www.ibm.com

ICSU: International Council of Science, www.icsu.org

IGY: International Geophysical Year


MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, www.mit.edu


NAE: National Academy of Engineering, www.nae.edu

NAS: National Academy of Sciences, www.nas.edu

NACA: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, www.nasa.gov

NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, www.noaa.gov

NBS: National Bureau of Standards

NIH: National Institutes of Health, www.nih.gov

NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology, www.nist.gov

NNI: National Nanotechnology Initiative, www.nano.gov

NRC: National Research Council, www.nationalacademies.org/nrc

NDRC: National Defense Research Committee

NSB: National Science Board, www.nsf.gov

NSF: National Science Foundation, www.nas.gov

NSTC: National Science and Technology Council, www.ostp.gov/cs/nstc

NSC: National Security Council www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/nsc/


OMB: Office of Management and Budget: www.whitehouse.gov/omb

ONR: Office of Naval Research, www.onr.navy/mil

OSRD, Office of Scientific Research and Development

OST: Office of Science and Technology

OSTP: Office of Science and Technology Policy, www.ostp.gov

OTA: Office of Technology Assessment


PCST: President’s Committee on Science and Technology

PCAST: President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, www.ostp.gov/pcast

PITAC President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee, www.cra.org/Policy/pitac.html

PSAC: President’s Science Advisory Committee

Rad Lab: Radiation Laboratory

RANN: Research Applied to National Needs

RDB: Research and Development Board


SAC /ODM: Scientific Advisory Committee to the Office of Defense Mobilization

SSRC: Social Science Research Council, www.ssrc.org

SDI: Strategic Defense Initiative

SSC: Superconducting Super Collider

SST: Supersonic Transport

State, Department of State, www.state.gov

STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education


USAID: US Agency for International Development, www.usaid.gov

USDA: Department of Agriculture, www.usda.gov

USGS: US Geological Survey, www.usgs.gov


WHSC: White House Science Council

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