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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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    NRCC

    National Research Council of Canada (www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca)

    In English

    NRI

    National Radio Institute-McGraw Hill Continuing Education Center

    In English

    NRX

    National Research Experimental

    In English

    NSACOR

    National Security Agency Central Office of Record

    In English

    NSC

    NASA Standard Computer

    In English

    NSD

    NASA Standard Detonator

    In English

    NSI

    NASA Science Internet

    In English

    NSI

    NASA Standard Initiator

    In English

    NSIPP

    NASA Seasonal-to-Interannual Prediction Project

    In English

    NSLC

    Nova Scotia Liquor Commission

    In English

    NSLD

    NASA Shuttle Logistics Depot

    In English

    NSO

    NASA Support Operation

    In English

    NSP

    NASA Support Plan

    In English

    NSTI

    NASA Simulation Traffic Interface

    In English

    NSTL

    National Strategic Target List

    In English

    NTA

    National Taxidermists Association (https://www.nationaltaxidermists.com/)

    In English

    NTA

    National Technical Association

    In English

    NTA

    National Tax Association (https://ntanet.org/)

    In English

    NTD

    NASA Test Director

    In English

    NTF
    National Test Facility

    The abbreviation NTF (National Test Facility) is included in the abbreviation INTF (Interim National Test Facility), and it includes the abbreviation TF (Test Facility).

    In English

    NTSO

    NASA Test Support Office

    In English

    NV

    NASA Altimeter Verification

    In English

    NVAFB
    North Vandenberg Air Force Base

    The abbreviation NVAFB (North Vandenberg Air Force Base) includes the abbreviation VAFB (Vandenberg Air Force Base).

    In English

    NVCC

    Northern Virginia Community College

    In English

    NVR

    NASA Waiver

    In English

    NYASA

    New York Academy Sciences Annals

    In English

    NYCAS

    New York Conference on Asian Studies

    In English

    NYCCS

    New York Center for Computational Science

    In English

    NYPA

    New York Power Authority

    In English

    NYPERL
    New York State Public Employees and Retirees Long Term Care Insurance

    = FESNCE | Federazione Europea della Società Nazionali di Chirurgia Estetica | In Italian
    = FESNCE | Fédération Européenne des Sociétés Nationales de Chirurgie Esthétique | In French

    In English

    NYSAFLT

    New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (www.nysaflt.org)

    In English

    NYSCEDII

    New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovations (www.nyscedii.buffalo.edu)

    In English

    NYSE

    New York Stock Exchange (https://www.nyse.com/)

    In English

    NYU

    New York University (https://www.nyu.edu/)

    In English

    NuSTAR

    Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array

    In English

    OAH

    Organization of American Historians (www.oah.org)

    In English

    OAIS

    Ohio Association of Independent Schools (www.oais.org)

    In English

    OAVT

    Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (https://oavt.org/)

    In English

    OCALC

    Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center

    In English

    OCAP

    Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (www.ocap.ca)

    In English

    OCONUS

    Outside Continental United States

    In English

    OCQ

    Ordre des Chimistes du Québec

    In French

    OCQ

    Ordre des Chiropraticiens du Québec

    In French

    OCTW

    Optical Communications Through the shuttle Window

    In English

    OECS

    Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (https://www.oecs.org/en/)

    In English

    OFCC
    Office of Federal Contract Compliance

    The abbreviation OFCC (Office of Federal Contract Compliance) is included in the abbreviation OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs).

    In English

    OFCCP
    Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp)

    The abbreviation OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) includes the abbreviation OFCC (Office of Federal Contract Compliance).

    In English

    OFQJ

    Office Franco-Québécois pour la Jeunesse

    In French

    OHSU

    Oregon Health and Science University (www.ohsu.edu)

    In English

    OICA

    Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy

    In English

    OIQ

    Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (https://www2.oiq.qc.ca/)

    In French

    ONGC

    Office des Normes Générales du Canada

    In English

    ONT

    Ontario International Airport (https://www.flyontario.com/)

    In English

    OOS

    Orbit-to-Orbit Shuttle

    In English

    OPA

    Ontario Psychological Association (https://www.psych.on.ca/)

    In English

    OPDQ

    Ordre Professionnel des Diététistes du Québec

    In French

    OPESH

    Observatoire de la Pauvreté et de l’Exclusion Sociale en Haïti

    In French

    OQLF

    Office Québécois de la Langue Française (https://www.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca/)

    In French

    ORRCA

    Ontario Research Centre for Computer Algebra (www.orcca.on.ca)

    In English

    OSA

    Oklahoma Sociological Association

    In English

    OSAJ

    Optical Society of America Journal

    In English

    OSAJI

    Optical Society of America Journal - Optics and Image Science

    In English

    OSC

    Orbital Sciences Corporation

    In English

    OSD

    Office of the Secretary of Defense

    In English

    OSERA

    Ohio Scientific Education & Research Association (www.osera.org)

    In English

    OSHA

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration (https://www.osha.gov/)

    In English

    OSHA

    Occupational Safety and Health Act

    In English

    OSTF
    Off-Site Test Facility

    The abbreviation OSTF (Off-Site Test Facility) includes the abbreviation TF (Test Facility).

    In English

    OTEA

    United States Army Operational Test and Evaluation Agency

    In English

    OTPP

    Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

    In English

    OklRe

    University of Oklahoma Observatory Reprints

    In English

    PAA

    Pan American Airlines

    In English

    PAAF

    Property Appraisers Association of Florida (www.paaf.net)

    In English

    PAAS

    Publications of the American Astronomical Society

    In English

    PAB

    Publications of The Astrophysics Branch

    In English

    PACPhA

    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association

    In English

    PAF
    Pinellas Animal Foundation (http://pinellasanimalfoundation.org/)

    The Pinellas Animal Foundation is a a non-profit veterinary and community partnership dedicated to improved animal care, owner responsibility and increased awareness of the value of the human/animal bond. Its main programs are the Pet Loss Support Group and The Pet Professor educational outreach to teach elementary children in the Pinellas County School system about responsible pet care, safety and ownership.

    In English

    PAFB

    Patrick Air Force Base (www.patrick.af.mil)

    In English

    PAFG

    Plan de Acción Forestal para Guatemala

    In Spanish

    PAHA

    Polish American Historical Association

    In English

    PAM

    Psychological Association of Manitoba

    In English

    PAMS

    Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society

    In English

    PAPEI

    Psychological Association of Prince Edward Island

    In English

    PAPhS

    Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society

    In English

    PAUTx

    University of Texas Publications in Astronomy

    In English

    PCCA

    Professional Compounding Centers of America (www.pccarx.com)

    In English

    PDAA

    Publications of the Department of Astronomy, Austin, Texas

    In English

    PEIPRB

    Prince Edward Island Psychologists Registration Board

    In English

    PEMEX

    Petróleos Mexicanos (www.pemex.com)

    In Spanish

    PFA

    Palmdale Final Assembly

    In English

    PFCE

    Prestation Fiscale Canadienne pour Enfants

    In French

    PFNG

    Programa Forestal Nacional de Guatemala

    In Spanish

    PGA

    Producer's Guild of America (www.producersguild.org)

    In English

    PGCC

    Prince George's Community College

    In English

    PHMSA

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/)

    In English

    PIB

    Pyrotechnic Installation Building

    In English

    PICW

    The President’s Interagency Council on Women

    In English

    PKirO

    Publications of the Kirkwood Observatory of Indiana University

    In English

    PLQ

    Parti Libéral du Québec (https://plq.org/fr/)

    In French

    PNDA

    Pensionnat Notre-Dame-des-Anges (www.pnda.qc.ca)

    In French

    POMin

    Publications of the Astronomical Observatory University of Minnesota

    In English

    POTUS

    President Of The United States

    In English

    PQ

    Parti Québécois

    In French

    PRB

    Parachute Refurbishment Building

    In English

    PSAC

    Presidential Scientific Advisory Committee

    In English

    PSMI

    Pryde Schropp McComb, Inc (www.psmi.ca)

    In English

    PSU

    Pennsylvania State University (www.psu.edu)

    In English

    PVMA

    Pre-Veterinary Medical Association

    In English

    PWGSC
    Public Works and Government Services Canada (www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca)

    = TPSGC | Travaux Publics et Services Gouvernementaux Canada | In French

    In English

    PhASp

    Physics and Astrophysics from Spacelab

    In English

    PhyNY

    Physics New York

    In English

    PÉPINES

    Promotion des Estriennes Pour Initier une Nouvelle Équité Sociale (www.pepines.com)

    In French

    QSL
    Quebec Sign Language

    = LSQ | Langue des Signes Québécoise | In French

    In English

    RAMC
    Régime Canadien d’Accès aux Médicaments

    = CAMR | Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime | In English

    In French

    RBS

    Radar Bomb Scoring

    In English

    RCA

    Radio Corporation of America

    In English

    RCCB
    Rockwell Configuration Control Board

    The abbreviation RCCB (Rockwell Configuration Control Board) includes abbreviations CB (Control Board) and CCB (Configuration Control Board).

    In English

    RCEA

    Revue Canadienne des Études Africaines

    In French

    RCM

    Rugby Club de Montréal

    In French

    RCMP

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police

    In English

    RCN

    Rockwell Communication Network

    In English

    RCRA

    Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

    In English

    RCYC

    Royal Canadian Yacht Club

    In English

    REDAC

    Rockwell Electronic Design Analysis Code

    In English

    REDB
    Rockwell Engineering Data Base

    The abbreviation REDB (Rockwell Engineering Data Base) includes the abbreviation DB (Data Base).

    In English

    RGC

    Roanoke Gas Company (https://www.roanokegas.com/)

    In English

    RIA

    Research Institute on Addictions (www.ria.buffalo.edu)

    In English

    RIAA

    Recording Industry Association of America (www.riaa.com)

    In English

    RIAAO

    Rhode Island Association of Assessing Officers (https://riaao.org/)

    In English

    RIADB
    Rockwell Integrity Assurance Data Base

    The abbreviation RIADB (Rockwell Integrity Assurance Data Base) includes the abbreviation DB (Data Base).

    In English

    RICA

    Rockwell Interdivisional Contract Agreement

    In English

    RIDS

    Rockwell Integrated Defense Simulator

    In English

    RIJS
    Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (https://rijs.fas.harvard.edu/)

    The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RIJS) is a center supporting research activities concerning Japan and Japanese Studies. Its mission is to advance teaching and research on Japan, to stimulate scholarly and public interest about Japan and U.S.-Japan relations, and to strengthen ties between Harvard University and Japan and between Japan and the United States.

    In English

    RIMSS

    Rockwell International Modular Satellite System

    In English

    RISA

    Religion in South Asia

    In English

    RISC

    Rockwell Integration Support Contract

    In English

    RISEC

    Rockwell International Shuttle Equipment Cradle

    In English

    RMABA

    Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association (www.rmaba.org)

    In English

    RMxAA

    Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica

    In Spanish

    RMxF

    Revista Mexicana de Física

    In Spanish

    RNANTNU

    Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (www.rnantnu.ca)

    In English

    RNAO

    Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (https://rnao.ca/)

    In English

    ROM

    Royal Ontario Museum (https://www.rom.on.ca/en)

    In English

    ROSES

    Rockwell Operational Software Engineering System

    In English

    ROST

    Rockwell Operational System for Trades

    In English

    RPCI

    Roswell Park Cancer Institute (https://www.roswellpark.org/)

    In English

    RRQ

    Régime de Rentes du Québec

    In French

    RSA

    Renaissance Society of America (www.rsa.org)

    In English

    RSDB
    Rockwell Supplier Data Base

    The abbreviation RSDB (Rockwell Supplier Data Base) includes the abbreviation DB (Data Base).

    In English

    RSEAM

    Rockwell System Engineering Analysis Model

    In English

    RSNA

    Radiological Society of North America (https://www.rsna.org/)

    In English

    RSOC

    Rockwell Space Operations Company

    In English

    RSSPO
    Resident Space Shuttle Project Office

    The abbreviation RSSPO (Resident Space Shuttle Project Office) includes the abbreviation PO (Project Office).

    In English

    RTAMS

    Representation Theory of the American Mathematical Society

    In English

    RTAW

    Rockwell Tandem Arc Weld

    In English

    RTC

    Réseau de Transport de la Capitale

    In French

    RTL

    Réseau de Transport de Longueuil

    In French

    RXTE

    Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer

    In English

    SAAQ

    Société de l'Assurance Automobile du Québec

    In French

    SAB

    Satellite Assembly Building

    In English

    SAB

    Shuttle Assembly Building

    In English

    SAB

    Spacecraft Assembly Building

    In English

    SAB

    Storage and Assembly Building

    In English

    SACO
    Service d'Assistance Canadienne aux Organismes

    = CESO | Canadian Executive Service Organization | In English

    In French

    SAFSP

    Secretary of the Air Force Special Projects

    In English

    SAH

    Society of American Historians

    In English

    SAHS

    Swiss American Historical Society

    In English

    SAIL

    Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory

    In English

    SAL

    Shuttle Avionics Laboratory

    In English

    SAL

    Supersonic Aerophysics Laboratory

    In English

    SAM

    Shuttle Activation Monitor

    In English

    SAM

    Shuttle Attachment Manipulator

    In English

    SAMS

    Shuttle Attached Manipulator System

    In English

    SAMTEC

    Space And Missile Test Center

    In English

    SAOCo

    Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - Contributions to Astrophysics

    In English

    SAREX

    Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment

    In English

    SARM

    Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (https://sarm.ca/)

    In English

    SARP

    Shuttle Astronaut Recruitment Program

    In English

    SASCB
    Shuttle Avionics Software Control Board

    The abbreviation SASCB (Shuttle Avionics Software Control Board) includes the abbreviation CB (Control Board).

    In English

    SASR
    Shuttle Avionics Status Review

    The abbreviation SASR (Shuttle Avionics Status Review) includes the abbreviation SR (Status Review).

    In English

    SASR

    Shuttle Avionics System Review

    In English

    SATAF
    Shuttle Activation Task Force

    The abbreviation SATAF (Shuttle Activation Task Force) includes the abbreviation TF (Task Force).

    In English

    SATO

    Shuttle Attached TeleOperator

    In English

    SATS

    Shuttle Avionics Test Set

    In English

    SATS

    Shuttle Avionics Test Station

    In English

    SAVMA

    Student American Veterinary Medical Association

    In English

    SCA

    Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

    In English

    SCA

    Service Contract Act

    In English

    SCAAO

    South Carolina Association of Assessing Officers

    In English

    SCAIC

    Société Canadienne d'Allergie et d'Immunologie Clinique

    In French

    SCATS

    Southern California Amateur Transmitting Society

    In English

    SCC

    Standards Council of Canada (https://www.scc.ca/)

    In English

    SCC

    Saskatoon Colostrum Company

    In English

    SCCLA

    Santa Clara County Leather Association

    In English

    SCF

    Sunnyvale Control Facility

    In English

    SCHS

    Supreme Court Historical Society

    In English

    SCIRA

    Southern California Intermountain Repeater Association

    In English

    SCP
    Société Canadienne de Psychologie (www.cpa.ca)

    = CPA | Canadian Psychological Association | In English

    In French

    SCRC

    Southern California REACT Council

    In English

    SCRPC

    Southern California Regional Purchasing Council

    In English

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