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Abbreviations

AAC Ambient Air Concentration
ACC  Army Combatant Command
AEA Atomic Energy Act
AFB Air Force Base
AFI Air Force Instruction
AFIOH Air Force Institute for Operational Health
AFMAN Air Force Manual
AFRAT Air Force Radiation Assessment Team
AFRRI Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
AIB Accident Investigation Board
Am Atomic Symbol for the element Americium  
AMAD Activity Median Aerodynamic Diameter
AMS Aerial Measuring System
AMSC American Mobile Satellite Corporation
AN/PDQ Army, Navy/Portable, RADIAC, Special or Combination
AN/PDR  Army, Navy/Portable Detector Radiation
AN/VDR  Army, Navy/Vehicular (Ground), RADIAC, Passive Detecting
AOR  Area of Responsibility
APF Assigned Protection Factor
APR Air-Purifying Respirator
ARAC Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability
ARG Accident Response Group

ASD(HD&ASA)

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas Security Affairs

ASD(NII) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration)
ASD(PA)  Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
ASD(SO/LIC) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflicts)
ASHG  Accident Site Health Group
ATSD(NCB) Assistant to the Secretary of Defense For Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs
   
BEAR  Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources
BEEF  Base Engineer Emergency Forces
BGP  Beta Gamma Probe
Bq  Becquerel
BUMED  Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
   
C2  Command and Control
CASNAR Commander and Staff Nuclear Accident Response
CAT  Crisis Action Team
CATS Consequence Assessment Tool Set
CBO  Community-Based Organization
CBRNE  Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or High-Yield Explosive
CbtWMD Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction
CCA Contamination Control Area
CCDR Combatant Commander
CCG Crisis Coordination Group
CCL Contamination Control Line
CCS Contamination Control Station
CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CDO Command Duty Officer
CEDE Committed Effective Dose Equivalent
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CF Composite Fiber
CFM Cubic Feet per Minute
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
cGy CentiGray
Ci Curie
CIB Combined Information Bureau
CKHV High Volume Calibration Kit
CM Consequence Management
CMAT Consequence Management Advisory Team
CME Crisis Management Element
CMHT Consequence Management Home Team
CMPT Consequence Management Planning Team
CMRT Consequence Management Response Team
CMST Consequence Management Support Team
CNMI Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
CNWDI Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information
CO Commanding Officer
COM Chief of Mission
COMSEC Communications Security
CONUS Continental United States
COTP Captain of the Port
CPM Counts per Minute
CPX Command Post Exercise
CRSP Continuation of Render Safe Procedures
CSG Counterterrorism Security Group
CST-RTC Civil Support Team Radiological Training Course
   
DAC Derived Air Concentration
DCE Defense Coordinating Element
DCFs Dose Conversion Factors
DCO Defense Coordinating Officer
DEPSECDEF  Deputy Secretary of Defense
DEST Domestic Emergency Support Team
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DII Defense Information Infrastructure
DMAT Disaster Medical Assistance Team
DMORT Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team
DNWS Defense Nuclear Weapons School
DOC Department of Commerce
DoD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOI Department of the Interior
DOJ Department of Justice
DOL Department of Labor
DOS Department of State
DOT Department of Transportation
DPM Disintegrations per minute
DSCA Defense Support of Civil Authorities
DSN Defense Switched Network
DT Detecting Head
DTPA Diethylenetriamine Pentaacetic Acid
DTRA Defense Threat Reduction Agency
DTRU Defense Threat Reduction University
DU Depleted Uranium
   
EAS Emergency Alert System
EAO External Affairs Officer
ECN Emergency Communications Network
ECP Entry Control Point
EEFI Essential Elements of Friendly Information
EMS Emergency Medical Services
EMT Emergency Management Team
EOC Emergency Operations Center
EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPR Emergency Preparedness and Response
ERO Emergency Response Officer
ERT Emergency Response Team
ERT-A Emergency Response Team—Advance Element
ERT-N National Emergency Response Team
ESF  Emergency Support Function
ESQD Explosive Safety Quantity Distance
EST Emergency Support Team
EUCOM European Command
   
FAS Freely Associated States
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FCO Federal Coordinating Officer
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FDPMU U.S. Navy Forward Deployable Preventive Medicine Unit
FECC Federal Emergency Communications Coordinator
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FF Fit Factor
FIDLER Field Instrument for the Detection of Low-energy Radiation
FIRST Federal Incident Response Support Team
FM Frequency Modulation
FNS Food and Nutrition Service
FOG Field Operations Guide
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FOSC Federal On Scene Coordinator
FRC  Federal Resource Coordinator
FRD Formerly Restricted Data
FRMAC Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center
FRPCC Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee
FSE Full Scale Exercise
   
GC General Counsel
GETS Government Emergency Telecommunications Service
GIS Geographical Information System
GM Geiger-Mueller
GPS Global Positioning System
GSA General Services Administration
Gy Gray
   
H-3 (T) Symbols for the Hydrogen isotope Tritium
HAZMAT Hazardous Material
HE High Explosive
HEPA High Efficiency Particulate Air
HEU Highly Enriched Uranium
HF High Frequency
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HMRU Hazardous Materials Response Unit
HPAC Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability
HQ Headquarters
HQ/EOC DOE HQ Emergency Operations Center
HRP Human Reliability Program
HSAS Homeland Security Advisory System
HSC Homeland Security Council
HSIN Homeland Security Information Network
HSPD Homeland Security Presidential Directive
HTO Tritiated Water
   
IAC Incident Advisory Council
IAIP Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection
IAP Incident Action Plan
IC Incident Command(er) (see context)
IC Inhaled Concentration (see context)
ICP Incident Command Post (see context)
ICP Incident Communications Plan (see context)
ICRP International Commission on Radiological Protection
ICS Incident Command System
IED Improvised Explosive Device
IHE Insensitive High Explosive
IJOPS Implementing Joint Operating Plans
IM Intensity Measuring (device)
IMAAC Interagency Modeling & Atmospheric Assessment Center
IMT Incident Management Team
INMARSAT International Marine Satellite
INS Incident of National Significance
IRF Initial Response Force
IRR Initial Response Resources
IS Independent Study
IV Intravenous; intravenously
   
J-3 Joint Staff, Directorate of Operations
JDOMS Joint Director of Military Support
JFCOM Joint Forces Command
JFO Joint Field Office
JIC Joint Information Center
JNAIRT Joint Nuclear Accident/Incident Response Team
JNEODC Joint Nuclear Explosives Ordnance Disposal Course
JNSEC Joint DoD-DOE/NNSA Nuclear Surety Executive Course
JNTC Joint National Training Capability
JOC Joint Operations Center
JOPES Joint Planning and Execution System
JPC Joint Planners Course
JSCC Joint Security Control Center
JTF Joint Task Force
JTF-CS Joint Task Force Civil Support
JTS Joint Training System
JTTF Joint Terrorism Task Force
   
keV Thousand Electron Volts
   
LAM Local Area Monitoring
LFA Lead Federal Agency
LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
LNO Liaison Officer
   
MACS Multiagency Coordination System
MATTS Mobile Air Transportable Telecommunications System
MBq Megabequerel
mCi Millicurie
MDS Meteorological Data Servers
MERS Mobile Emergency Response Support
MeV Million Electron Volts
μCi Microcurie
μCi/m2  Microcuries per square meter
μCi/m3  Microcuries per cubic meter
μg/m² Micrograms per square meter
μR Microroentgen
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPE Maximum Permissible Exposure
mph Miles per hour
mR Milliroentgen
MRAT Medical Radiobiological Advisory Team (AFRRI)
mRem Millirem
MSCA  Military Support to Civil Authorities
NaI Sodium Iodide
NARA National Archives and Records Agency
NARAC National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NATO  North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NAVSCOLEOD    Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal
NBC Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical
NC2 Nuclear Command and Control
NCCS Nuclear Command and Control System
NCP National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (aka National Contingency Plan)
NCS National Communications System
NDA National Defense Area
NEP National Exercise Program
NGO Nongovernmental Organization
NICCL National Incident Communications Conference Line
NIEOC National Interagency Emergency Operations Center
NIMS National Incident Management System
NIPP National Infrastructure Protection Plan
NIRT Nuclear Incident Response Team
NL No Limit
NMCC National Military Command Center
NNSA National Nuclear Security Administration
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NORTHCOM U.S. Northern Command
NOC National Operations Center
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NRCC National Response Coordination Center
NRF National Response Framework
NRF-ICEPP National Response Framework Incident Communications Emergency Policy and Procedures
NRF-ICES National Response Framework Incident Communications Emergency Support Supplement
NRIM Nuclear and Radiological Incident Management
NRP National Response Plan
NRT National Response Team
NSA National Security Area
NSC National Security Council
NS/EP National Security and Emergency Preparedness
NSN National Stock Number
NSSE National Special Security Event
NVOAD National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
NWAIRS Nuclear Weapon Accident-Incident Response Subcommittee
   
OCONUS Outside Continental United States
OOD Officer of the Deck
OPR Office of Primary Responsibility  
OPREP Operations Report
OPSEC Operation Security
OSC On-Scene Coordinator
OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OT Operations Team
   
PA Preliminary Assessment (see context)
PA Public Affairs (see context)
PACAF Pacific Command Air Force
PACOM Pacific Command
PAG Protective Action Guide
PAO Public Affairs Officer
PAR Protective Action Recommendation
pCi Picocurie
PDA Preliminary Damage Assessment
P/ENAF Primary/Emergency Nuclear Airlift Force
PF Protection Factor
PFO Principal Federal Official
PIO Public Information Officer
PLA Principal Legal Advisor
POC Point of Contact
POL Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PRP Personnel Reliability Program
PVO Private Voluntary Organizations
Pu Atomic Symbol for the element Plutonium
   
QC Quality Control
   
R Roentgen
RA Restricted Area
rad Radiation Absorbed Dose
RADCON Radiological Control
RADIAC Radioactivity Detection, Indication, and Computation
RAMT Radiological Advisory Medical Team (U.S. Army)
RAP Radiological Assistance Program
RCA Radiological Control Area
RCP Regional Contingency Plan
REAC/TS Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site
RD Restricted Data
RDD Radiological Dispersal Device
rem Roentgen Equivalent Man/Mammal
RER Re-entry Recommendations
RETOPS Radiological Emergency Team Operations
RETOR Radiological Emergency Team Orientation
RF Resuspension Factor
RFA Request for Assistance
RFF Request for Forces
RFI Request for Information
ROE Rules of Engagement
RRCC Regional Response Coordination Center
RRT Regional Response Team
RSP Render Safe Procedure
RTF Response Task Force
RUF Rules for Use of Force
   
SAC Special Agent-in-Charge
SAR Search and Rescue
SCBA Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
SCIPUFF Second-Order Closure Integrated Puff
SCO State Coordinating Officer
SDO Senior Defense Official
SECDEF Secretary of Defense
SEO Senior Energy Official
SFLEO Senior Federal Law Enforcement Official
SI Site Inspection (see context)
SI Système Internationale d'Unités (International System of Units)
(see context)
SICCL State Incident Communications Coordination Line
SINCGARS Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System
SIPRNET         SECRET Internet Protocol Router Network
SHARES Shared Resources High Frequency Radio Program
SIOC  Strategic Information and Operations Center
SLT State, local, and tribal
SME Subject Matter Expert
SNL  Sandia National Laboratories
SNM  Special Nuclear Material
SO Senior Official
SOI  Signal Operating Instruction
SONS Spill of National Significance
SOP  Standard Operating Procedure
SR  Site Remediation
SRWG  Site Remediation Working Group
SSZ  Safety and Security Zone
START  Scientific & Technical Advisory & Response Team
STE Secure Terminal Equipment
STU III Secure Telephone Unit III
Sv  Sievert
   
T (or H-3)  Atomic Symbols for the Hydrogen isotope Tritium
Th  Atomic Symbol for the element Thorium
TLD  Thermo-Luminescent Dosimeter
TNT  Trinitrotoluene
TRI-TAC  Tri-Service Tactical
TSP Telecommunications Service Priority
TTX Table Top Exercise
   
U Atomic Symbol for the element Uranium
UC Unified Command
UCNI Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information
UCT  Universal Coordinated Time
UHF Ultra High Frequency
U.S. United States
USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USACHPPM U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine
USAF United States Air Force
U.S.C.  United States Code
USCG U.S. Coast Guard
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
USD(AT&L) Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
USD(I) Under Secretary of Defense For Intelligence
USD(P) Under Secretary of Defense For Policy
USEUCOM U.S. European Command
USG United States Government
USNORTHCOM U.S. Northern Command
USSTRATCOM U.S. Strategic Command
USTRANSCOM U.S. Transportation Command
US&R Urban Search and Rescue
   
VHF Very High Frequency
   
WATS Wide Area Telephone Service
WBGT Wet Bulb Globe Temperature
WMD Weapon(s) of Mass Destruction
WMDC3 Weapons of Mass Destruction Command, Control, and Coordination
WMDS3 Weapons of Mass Destruction Staff Support Seminar
WPS Wireless Priority Service
WRA Weapon Restricted Area
WRSET Weapon Recovery Safety Evaluation Team
ZnS Zinc Sulfide

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