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  • North and Central America

    North and Central America: Canada, United States, Mexico, Central American states, Caribbean, West Indies.

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    Themes and places

    FICA

    Federal Insurance Contribution Act

    In English

    FICA

    Federal Insurance Contributions Act

    In English

    FIEA

    Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy

    In English

    FIFRA

    Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

    In English

    FIIG

    Federal Item Identification Guide

    In English

    FIPS

    Federal Information Processing Standard

    In English

    FJCF

    Fédération de la Jeunesse Canadienne-Française

    In French

    FLOTUS

    First Lady Of The United States

    In English

    FLSA

    Fair Labor Standards Act

    In English

    FMCSA

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/)

    In English

    FMRU

    Federacion Mexicana de Rugby (www.mexrugby.com)

    In Spanish

    FOB

    Flight Operations Building

    In English

    FOLD

    Federally-Owned LANDSAT Data

    In English

    FPJQ

    Fédération Professionnelle des Journalistes du Québec

    In French

    FPL

    Florida Power & Light Company

    In English

    FQC

    Fondation Québécoise du Cancer

    In French

    FRA

    Federal Railroad Administration (https://railroads.dot.gov/)

    In English

    FRTP

    Florida Rider Training Program

    In English

    FS

    Federal Specification

    In English

    FS
    Feriene Steaten

    = USA | United States of America | In English
    = США | Соединённые Штаты Америки | In Russian
    = ABD | Amerika Birleşik Devletleri | In Turkish

    In Frisian

    FSAC

    Film Studies Association of Canada (www.filmstudies.ca)

    In English

    FSAH

    Four Seasons Animal Hospital

    In English

    FSC

    Fairchild Space Company

    In English

    FSC

    Federal Stock Classification

    In English

    FSDA

    Florida Securities Dealers Association (www.floridasecurities.com)

    In English

    FSLP

    First Spacelab Payload

    In English

    FSMS

    Florida Association of Cadastral Mappers (www.fsms.org)

    In English

    FSSE

    Florida State University Superensemble

    In English

    FSU

    Florida State University (https://www.fsu.edu/)

    In English

    FTA

    Federal Transit Administration (https://www.transit.dot.gov/)

    In English

    FTAA

    Federation of Turkish American Associations

    In English

    FTC

    Florida Test Center

    In English

    FTQ

    Fédération des Travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (https://ftq.qc.ca/)

    In French

    FTW

    Fort Worth Meacham International Airport

    In English

    FUTA

    Federal Unemployment Tax Act

    In English

    GAAO

    Georgia Association of Assessing Officials (www.gaao.org)

    In English

    GABA

    Georgia Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (www.gaba.net)

    In English

    GAC

    Grumman Aerospace Corporation

    In English

    GBI

    Grand Bahama Island

    In English

    GC

    Gallaudet University

    In English

    GCFI

    Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institut (https://www.gcfi.org/)

    In English

    GEAN

    Georgia Environmental Action Network

    In English

    GER

    Groupe Estrie-Richelieu (www.ger.qc.ca)

    In French

    GESS

    Goddard Experiment Support System

    In English

    GFDL
    Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/)

    The abbreviation GFDL (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory) includes abbreviations GFD (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics) and FD (Fluid Dynamics).

    In English

    GFMS

    Georgian Foundrymen and Material Scientists Society

    In English

    GHRS

    Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph

    In English

    GISS

    Goddard Institute for Space Studies

    In English

    GL

    Georgetown Law Center

    In English

    GMU

    George Mason University

    In English

    GOASEX

    Gulf Of Alaska Seasat Experiment

    In English

    GOES

    Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite

    In English

    GPLS

    Georgia Public Library Service (www.georgialibraries.org)

    In English

    GRC

    Glenn Research Center (www.grc.nasa.gov)

    In English

    GRC

    Gendarmerie Royale du Canada

    In French

    GRPA

    Government Performance Results Act

    In English

    GSA

    Georgia Sociological Association

    In English

    GSA

    General Services Administration

    In English

    GSA

    Gerontological Society of America (https://www.geron.org)

    In English

    GSAMB

    Geological Society of America Bulletin

    In English

    GSAMm

    Geological Society of America Memoirs

    In English

    GSASP

    Geological Society of America Special

    In English

    GSERD

    Ground Support Equipment Recommendation Data

    In English

    GSFC

    (NASA) Godddard Space Flight Center

    In English

    GSFC

    Goddard Space Flight Center

    In English

    GTF
    Ground Test Facility

    The abbreviation GTF (Ground Test Facility) includes abbreviations GT (Ground Test) and TF (Test Facility).

    In English

    GTRI

    Georgia Tech Research Institute (www.gtri.gatech.edu)

    In English

    GU

    Georgetown University

    In English

    GULAT

    Groupe d’Utilisateurs de Linux de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue

    In French

    GULUQ

    Groupe d’Utilisateurs Linux de l’Université du Québec

    In French

    GULUS

    Groupe d’Utilisateurs de Linux de l’Université de Sherbrooke

    In French

    GuLSE

    Groupe des Utilisateurs Linux de Saint-Eustache et des environs (Basses Laurentides)

    In French

    HAC

    Hughes Aircraft Company

    In English

    HAFB

    Hill Air Force Base (www.hill.af.mil)

    In English

    HAFB

    Holloman Air Force Base (www.holloman.af.mil)

    In English

    HAHR

    Hispanic American Historical Review

    In English

    HAIL

    Hmong American Institute for Learning

    In English

    HAL

    Houston Aerospace Language

    In English

    HAL/S

    High-order programming Language for Spacelab usage

    In English

    HAPR

    Harvard Asia Pacific Review

    In English

    HARC

    Houston Advanced Research Center (www.harc.edu)

    In English

    HCAID
    Health Care Acquired Infections Division

    = DIAMSS | Division des Infections Acquises en Milieu de Soins de Santé | In French

    In English

    HEAD

    High Energy Astrophysics Division (https://head.aas.org/)

    In English

    HELSTF
    High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility

    The abbreviation HELSTF (High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility) includes the abbreviation TF (Test Facility).

    In English

    HERI

    Higher Education Research Institute (www.heri.ucla.edu)

    In English

    HFTF
    Horizontal Flight Test Facility

    The abbreviation HFTF (Horizontal Flight Test Facility) includes abbreviations FT (Flight Test), HFT (Horizontal Flight Test) and TF (Test Facility).

    In English

    HHMI

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute (https://www.hhmi.org/)

    In English

    HHV

    Help Hospitalized Veterans

    In English

    HIPAA

    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

    In English

    HJAS

    Harvard Journal of Asiatic studies

    In English

    HMF

    Health Maintenance Facility

    In English

    HOAC

    Historians of American Communism

    In English

    HOME

    Hawaii Ocean-Mixing Experiment

    In English

    HOPE

    Help Ohio Public Education

    In English

    HPAIR

    Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations

    In English

    HPM
    Harvard Project Manager

    The abbreviation HPM (Harvard Project Manager) includes the abbreviation PM (Project Manager).

    In English

    HSD

    Hamilton Standard Division

    In English

    HST

    Hubble Space Telescope

    In English

    HSTF
    Hypergolic System Test Facility

    The abbreviation HSTF (Hypergolic System Test Facility) includes the abbreviation TF (Test Facility).

    In English

    HTR
    Harvard Theological Review

    = HThR | Harvard Theological Review | In English

    In English

    HTS
    Hawaii Tracking Station

    The abbreviation HTS (Hawaii Tracking Station) includes the abbreviation TS (Tracking Station).

    In English

    HTSI

    Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc.

    In English

    HThR
    Harvard Theological Review

    = HTR, HThR (see above)

    In English

    HU

    Howard University

    In English

    HarAR

    Harvard College Observatory Annual Report

    In English

    HawRe

    University of Hawaii Reprints

    In English

    IACNDR
    Inter-American Committee on Natural Disaster Reduction

    = CIRDN | Comité Interamericano para la Reducción de los Desastres Naturales | In Spanish
    = CIRDN | Comitê Interamericano sobre a Redução de Desastres Naturais | In Portuguese

    In English

    IADB
    Inter-American Development Bank (https://www.iadb.org/en)

    = BID | Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo | In Spanish
    = IDB | Inter-American Development Bank | In English
    = BID | Banque Interaméricaine de Développement | In French
    = BID | Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento | In Portuguese

    In English

    IAF

    Inter-American Foundation

    In English

    IAJC
    Inter-American Juridical Committee

    = CJI | Comité Jurídico Interamericano | In Spanish
    = CHI | Comité Juridique Interaméricain | In French
    = CJI | Comitê Jurídico Interamericano | In Portuguese

    In English

    ICAP

    Idaho Child Abuse Prevention

    In English

    ICAS

    Institute for Corean-American Studies (https://www.icasinc.org/)

    In English

    ICC

    Internet Chess Club (https://www.chessclub.com/)

    In English

    ICG

    International Cinematographers Guild (https://www.icg600.com/)

    In English

    ICHRDD
    International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (www.ichrdd.ca)

    = CIDPDD | Centre International des Droits de la Personne et du Développement Démocratique | In French

    In English

    ICISS
    International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (www.iciss-ciise.gc.ca)

    = CONAP | Confederación de Nacionalidades Amazónicas del Perú | In Spanish
    = CONAP | Confederation of Amazonian Nationalities of Peru | In English
    = CONAP | Confédération des Nationalités Amazoniennes du Pérou | In French
    = CONAP | Confederação das Nações Amazônicas do Peru | In Portuguese
    = CIISE | Commission Internationale de l'Intervention et de la Souveraineté des États | In French

    In English

    ICOADS

    International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (https://icoads.noaa.gov/)

    In English

    IDB
    Inter-American Development Bank (https://www.iadb.org/en)

    = IADB, BID, IDB (see above)

    In English

    IDEC

    Irvine Disaster Emergency Communications

    In English

    IEKAS

    Information Exchange for Korean-American Scholars

    In English

    IESNA

    Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

    In English

    IGAAC

    Internet Guide for Asian American Cybernauts

    In English

    IHME

    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (https://www.healthdata.org/)

    In English

    IIPA

    International Intellectual Property Alliance (https://iipa.org/)

    In English

    IIPA

    Intelligence Identities Protection Act

    In English

    IMAI

    Instituto Mexicano de Auditores Internos

    In Spanish

    IMBA

    Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association

    In English

    IMCHC

    Illinois Maternal & Child Health Coalition

    In English

    IMPI

    Instituto Mexicano de la Propriedad Industrial (www.impi.gob.mx)

    In Spanish

    INSCOM

    United States Army Intelligence and Security Command

    In English

    INSPQ

    Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec

    In French

    INTF
    Interim National Test Facility

    The abbreviation INTF (Interim National Test Facility) includes abbreviations NTF (National Test Facility) and TF (Test Facility).

    In English

    IOT

    Indiana Office of Technology (https://www.in.gov/iot/)

    In English

    IPTA

    Intractable Pain Treatment Act

    In English

    IRQ

    Institut de Recherche sur le Québec (www.irq.qc.ca)

    In French

    IRSC
    Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (www.cihr.ca)

    = CIHR | Canadian Institutes of Health Research | In English

    In French

    IRSST

    Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et sécurité du travail (https://www.irsst.qc.ca)

    In French

    IRWA

    Iowa Rural Water Association (https://www.iowaruralwater.org/)

    In English

    ISAMS

    Improved Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder

    In English

    ISQ

    Institut de la Statistique du Québec (https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr)

    In French

    ISVMA

    Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (https://www.isvma.org/)

    In English

    ITAA

    Information Technology Association of America (www.itaa.org)

    In English

    ITELC

    Information Technology Executive Leadership Council

    In English

    IUENN

    IUE NASA Newsletter

    In English

    IUMJ

    Indiana University Mathematics Journal

    In English

    IUSCT

    Iran-United States Claims Tribunal

    In English

    IVMA

    Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (https://invma.org/)

    In English

    IllOB

    Bulletin of the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Illinois

    In English

    JAAS

    Journal of Asian American Studies

    In English

    JAAVSO
    Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers

    The abbreviation JAAVSO (Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers) includes abbreviations AAVSO (American Association of Variable Star Observers) and AVSO (Association of Variable Star Observers).

    In English

    JACS

    Journal of American Ceramic Society

    In English

    JAChS

    American Chemical Society Journal

    In English

    JAHMP

    Japan-Hawaii Monitoring Program

    In English

    JAMA

    Journal of the American Medical Association (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama)

    In English

    JAMC

    Journal de l'Association Médicale Canadienne (www.cmaj.ca/jamc/)

    In French

    JAMS

    Journal of the American Mathematical Society

    In English

    JANNAF

    Joint Army, Navy, NASA, Air Force

    In English

    JAOS

    (The) Journal of the American Oriental Society

    In English

    JARCE

    Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt

    In English

    JASCE

    Journal of the American Society of Civil Engineers

    In English

    JASIS

    Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology

    In English

    JAWRA

    Journal of the American Water Resources Association

    In English

    JEK

    Junularo Esperantista Kanada

    In Esperanto

    JGH

    Jewish General Hospital (https://www.jgh.ca/)

    In English

    JGH
    Jefferson General Hospital

    The abbreviation JGH (Jefferson General Hospital) is included in the abbreviation EJGH (East Jefferson General Hospital).

    In English

    JHU

    Johns Hopkins University (https://www.jhu.edu/)

    In English

    JILA

    Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (https://jila.colorado.edu/)

    In English

    JOSA

    Journal of the Optical Society of America

    In English

    JRASC

    Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

    In English

    JSA

    Junior State of America (www.jsa.org)

    In English

    JSA

    Journal de la Société des Américanistes

    In French

    JSAC
    Japan Studies Association of Canada (http://buna.yorku.ca/jsac/)

    The purpose of the Japan Studies Association of Canada (JSAC) is to promote Japan Studies in Canada and to contribute towards increase in knowledge about Japan and Canada-Japan relations, especially by encouraging Canadian scholars and other interested persons to conduct research on Japan in all academic fields.

    In English

    JSC

    Johnson Space Center

    In English

    JSCM

    Johnson Space Center Manual

    In English

    JSLWG

    Joint Spacelab Working Group

    In English

    JSTPS
    Joint Strategic Targeting Planning Staff

    The Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff (JSTPS) has produced the principal war plan of the United States, the Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP), together with its target list, the National Strategic Target List (NSTL). The JSTPS was responsible for determining the targets for U.S. nuclear weapons and the priority in which they should be engaged in the event of a general nuclear war.

    In English

    JWasA

    Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences

    In English

    KAF

    Korean-American Forum

    In English

    KAM

    Kansas Association of Mappers (https://www.kansasmappers.org/)

    In English

    KASTN

    Korean-American Science and Technology News

    In English

    KCAA

    Kansas County Appraisers’ Association (https://www.kscaa.net/)

    In English

    KCVMA

    Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association

    In English

    KEA

    Kanada Esperanto-Asocio (www.esperanto.ca/kea/)

    In Esperanto

    KEJO

    Kebekia Esperantista Junulara Organizo

    In Esperanto

    KHB

    KSC (Kennedy Space Center) Handbook

    In English

    KIE

    Kennedy Institute of Ethics (http://kennedyinstitute.georgetown.edu)

    In English

    KIMS

    KSC (Kennedy Space Center) Inventory Management System

    In English

    KOM

    KSC (Kennedy Space Center) Organizational Manual

    In English

    KSC
    Kennedy Space Center

    The abbreviation KSC (Kennedy Space Center) is included in the abbreviation KSCAP (Kennedy Space Center Area Permit).

    In English

    KSCAP
    Kennedy Space Center Area Permit

    The abbreviation KSCAP (Kennedy Space Center Area Permit) includes the abbreviation KSC (Kennedy Space Center).

    In English

    KSLM

    KSC (Kennedy Space Center) Spacelab Plan/Requirement

    In English

    KSLN

    KSC (Kennedy Space Center) Spacelab Notice

    In English

    KSLPS

    KSC (Kennedy Space Center) Spacelab Project Specification

    In English

    KSM

    KSC (Kennedy Space Center) Shuttle Management Document

    In English

    KSPN

    KSC (Kennedy Space Center) Shuttle Project Notice

    In English

    KSPS

    KSC (Kennedy Space Center) Shuttle Project Specification

    In English

    KSSS

    KSC (Kennedy Space Center) Shuttle Project Station Set Specification

    In English

    KTF
    Kauai Test Facility

    The abbreviation KTF (Kauai Test Facility) includes the abbreviation TF (Test Facility).

    In English

    KVMA

    Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (https://ksvma.org/)

    In English

    L3D

    Center for Lifelong Learning and Design (http://l3d.cs.colorado.edu/)

    In English

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