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The Internet and the Bomb:
A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons

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A Los Alamos Laboratory-prepared list -- "Acronym Master List: Acronyms, Initialisms, Abbreviations, and Short Forms" (June 1995) -- is online at http://www.lanl.gov:8010/subject/acronyms/BrowseAcronymList and seems one of the best overall guides dealing specifically with nuclear matters.

ABM anti-ballistic missile
ACC Air Combat Command
ACDA Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
ACOM U.S. Atlantic Command
ADM Admiral
AEC Atomic Energy Commission
AFI Air Force Instruction
AFIT Air Force Institute of Technology
AFDD Air Force Doctrine Directive
AFMAN Air Force Manual
AFMC Air Force Material Command
AFMD Air Force Mission Directive
AFPD Air Force Policy Directive
AFSPC Air Force Space Command
AFSPCI Air Force Space Command Instruction
AFTAC Air Force Technical Applications Center
ALCM air-launched cruise missile
ASC Aeronautical Systems Center
BBS bulletin board system
BMD ballistic missile defense
BNL Brookhaven National Laboratory
CASI Center for AeroSpace Information
CBO Congressional Budget Office
CENTCOM U.S. Central Command
CFE Conventional Forces in Europe (Treaty)
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CHINFO Chief of Information (Navy)
CNO Chief of Naval Operations
CRS Congressional Research Service
CTB Comprehensive Test Ban
CTR Cooperative Threat Reduction
DARHT Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DASIAC Defense Atomic Support Information Analysis Center
DIA Defense Intelligence Agency
DNA Defense Nuclear Agency
DOD Department of Defense
DODD Department of Defense Directive
DODI Department of Defense Instruction
DOE Department of Energy
DP Office of Defense Programs (DOE)
DSWA Defense Special Weapons Agency
DTIC Defense Technical Information Center
DTIN DOE Technology Information Network
EA Environmental Assessment
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EO Executive Order
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EUCOM U.S. European Command
EURATOM European Atomic Energy Community
FAQ frequently asked questions
FONSI finding of no significant impact
ftp file transfer protocol
GAO General Accounting Office
GEN General
GIX Government Information Exchange
GPO Government Printing Office
http hypertext transfer protocol
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
ICBM intercontinental ballistic missile
ICJ International Court of Justice
IND improvised nuclear device
INEEL Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
INFCIRCS Information Circulars (IAEA)
JP Joint Publication
LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory
LLNL Livermore National Laboratory
LOCIS Library of Congress Information System
Lt. Lieutenant
LTBT Limited Test Ban Treaty
Mb megabyte
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MTCR Missile Technology Control Regime
NARA National Archives and Records Administration
NAS National Academy of Sciences
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NAVAIR Naval Air Systems Command
NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Command
NEA Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD)
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NIF National Ignition Facility
NIST National Institute for Standards and Technology
NNDC National Nuclear Data Center
NPT Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NSC National Security Council
NSF National Science Foundation
NTIS National Technical Information Service
NTTC National Technical Transfer Center
OCRWM Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OPAC Online Public Access Catalog
ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense
OSIA On-site Inspection Agency
OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy
PACOM U.S. Pacific Command
pdf portable document format
PNL Pacific Northwest Laboratory
PRP personnel reliability program
PTX Pantex Plant
RECON REsearch CONnection (NASA)
RFE/RL Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
ROD record of decision
SAC Strategic Air Command
SACEUR Supreme Allied Commander Europe
SACLANT Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic
SALT Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty
SASC Senate Armed Services Committee
SEN Secretary of Energy Notice
SHAPE Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (NATO)
SLBM submarine-launched ballistic missile
SLCM sea-launched cruise missile
SMC Space and Missiles Systems Center (Air Force)
SNL Sandia National Laboratory
SRAM short-range attack missile
SRS Savannah River Site
SSBN ballistic missile submarine (nuclear-powered)
START Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
STINET Scientific and Technical Information Network (DTIC)
STRATCOM U.S. Strategic Command
TRS technical report server
TTBT Threshhold Test Ban Treaty
UC University of California
UN United Nations
USAFE United States Air Forces in Europe
WAIS Wide Area Information Server

The Internet and the Bomb: A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons is written and maintained by William M. Arkin and Robert S. Norris. Any questions, comments or suggestions should be sent to the authors at warkin@igc.org and rnorris@nrdc.org. This page was last updated 5/1/97

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