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700 MHz:
764-776/794-806 MHz
800 MHz:
806-869 MHz.
A
A to D
Analog to Digital
AAR
After Action Report
AEL
Authorized Equipment List
AES
Advanced Encryption Standard
AFG
Assistance to Firefighters Grants
AGC
Automatic Gain Control
AM
Amplitude Modulation
AOR
Authorized Organization Representative
APCO
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International
APIC
APCO Project 25 Interface Committee
ARES
Amateur Radio Emergency Service
ARMER
Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response
AVL
Automatic Vehicle Location
B
BBTG
APIC Broadband Task Force
BIA
Bureau of Indian Affairs
BLM
Bureau of Land Management
BORTAC
Border Tactical Communications
BSIR
Biannual Strategy Implementation Reports
C
CAI
Common Air Interface
CAP
Common Alerting Protocol
CAP
Compliance Assessment Program
CAPR
Categorical Assistance Progress Reports
CASM
Communications Asset Survey and Mapping Tool
CBP
Customs and Border Protection
CCI
Command Control and Interoperability
CCP
Citizen Corps Program
CCR
Central Contractor Registry
CDMA
Code Division Multiple Access
CDO
Communications Duty Officer
CFDA
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations
CIPAC
Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Tool
CO
Central Office (POTS)
COG
Continuity of Government
COLTs
Cellular on Light Trucks
COMC
Communications Coordinator
COML
Communications Unit Leader
COMT
Communications Unit Technician
COOP
Continuity of Operations
COP
Committee of Principals
COPS
Community Oriented Policing Services
COW
Communication on Wheels
CSSI
Console Sub-System Interface
CST
Civil Support Team (National Guard)
CTCSS
Continuous Tone Controlled Squelch System
D
D&B
Dun and Bradstreet
dB:
Abbreviation for decibel.
DEC
Disaster Emergency Communications
DHS
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
DIRS
Disaster Information Reporting System
DLA
Defense Logistics Agency
DM
Disaster Management
DMAT
Disaster Medical Assistance Team
DMIS
Disaster Management Interoperability Service
DoD
Department of Defense
DOE
Department of Energy
DOI
Department of the Interior
DOJ
Department of Justice
DOT
Department of Transportation
DPL
Digital Private Line
DPS
Department of Public Safety
DRO
Disaster Relief Organization
DSCA
Defense Support to Civil Authorities
DUNS
Data Universal Numbering System
E
EA
Environmental Assessment
EC/ERC
Executive Committee/Emergency Response Council (SAFECOM)
ECN
Emergency Communication Networks
ECPC
Emergency Communications Preparedness Center
EDXL
Emergency Data Exchange Language
EIS
Environmental Impact Statement
EMA
Emergency Management Agency
EMAC
Emergency Management Assistance Compact
EMS
Emergency Medical Services
EMT
Emergency Medical Technician
EOC
Emergency Operations Center
EOD
Explosive Ordinance Disposal
EPAP
Equipment Purchase Assistance Program
ERP:
Effective Radiated Power.
ESF
Emergency Support Function
ESF2
Emergency Support Function 2 (Communications)
ETA
Estimated Time of Arrival
F
FAS
Frequency Assignment Committee
FBI
Federal Bureau of Investigations
FCC
Federal Communications Commission
FCD
Federal Continuity Directive
FD
Fire Department
FDMA
Frequency Division Multiple Access
FE
Functional Exercise
FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FIPS
Federal Information Processing Standard
FLEWUG
Federal Law Enforcement Wireless Users Group
FM
Frequency Modulation
FOG
Field Operations Guide
FOIA
Freedom of Information Act
FPIC
Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications
FSE
Full Scale Exercise
FSI
Fixed Station Interface
FSR
Financial Status Report
FY
Fiscal Year
G
G&T
Grants and Training
GAN
Grant Adjustment Notice
GETS
Government Emergency Telecommunications Service
GHz
Gigahertz
GIS
Geographical Information System
GMO
Grants Management Office
GMS
Grants Management System
GMT
Greenwich Mean Time
GPRA
Government Performance and Results Act
GPS
Global Positioning System
GSA
General Service Administration
GSM
Global System for Mobile Communications
H
HAZMAT
Hazardous Materials
HF
High Frequency
HSEEP
Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program
HSGP
Homeland Security Grant Program
HSPD
Homeland Security Presidential Directive
Hz
Hertz
I
IAP
Incident Action Plan
ICC
Interoperable Communications Committee
ICE
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement
ICP
Incident Command Post
ICS
Incident Command System
ICTAP
Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program
ID
Identification
iDEN
Integrated Digital Enhanced Network
IECGP
Interoperable Emergency Communication Grant Program
IGA
Intergovernmental Agreement
IMSID
Incident Management Systems Integration Division
IMT
Incident Management Team
INCM
Incident Communications Center Manager
IP
Internet Protocol
IR
Incident Response
IRAC
Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee
ISSI
Inter-RF Subsystem Interface
IST
Incident Support Team
IT
Information Technology
IWN
Integrated Wireless Network
J
JFO
Joint Field Office
JISCC
Joint Incident Site Communications Capability
JITC
Joint Interoperability Test Command
JNN
Joint Networks Nodes
JTRS
Joint Tactical Radio System
K
kHz
Kilohertz
L
LAN
Local Area Network
LE
Law Enforcement
LEPC
Local Emergency Planning Committee
LEPTPP
Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program
LMR
Land Mobile Radio
M
MAA
Mutual Aid Agreement
MARS
Military Amateur Radio Service
MCC
Mobile Communications Center
MERS
Mobile Emergency Response Systems
MESA
Mobility for Emergency and Safety
MHz
Megahertz
MMRS
Metropolitan Medical Response Systems
MOA
Memorandum of Agreement
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
N
NAC
Network Access Code
NASTD
National Association of State Technology Directors
NCC
National Coordinating Center for Telecommunications
NCCC
National Command and Coordinating Capability
NCCR
National Communications Capability Report
NCR
National Capital Region
NCS
National Communications System
NCSD
National Communications System Directive
NECP
National Emergency Communications Plan
NERCS
National Emergency Responder Credentialing System
NGB
National Guard Bureau
NGO
Nongovernmental Organization
NIC
National Integration Center
NIEM
National Information Exchange Module
NIFC
National Interagency Fire Center
NIFOG
National Interoperability Field Operations Guide
NIICD
National Interagency Communications Division
NIJ
National Institute of Justice
NIMS
National Incident Management System
NIPP
National Infrastructure Protection Plan
NIRSC
National Incident Radio Support Cache
NIST
National Institute of Standards and Technology
NORTHCOM
U.S. Northern Command
NPSPAC
National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee
NPSTC
National Public Safety Telecommunications Council
NRF
National Response Framework
NRP
National Response Plan
NS/EP
National Security and Emergency Preparedness
NSTAC
National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
NTIA
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
NVOAD
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters
NWCG
National Wildfire Coordination Group
O
O&M
Operations and Maintenance
OCIO
Office of the Chief Information Officer
OEC
Office of Emergency Communications
OGC
Office of General Council
OIC
Office for Interoperability and Compatibility
OTC
Operations and Technical Committee (of the SRB)
P
P25
Project 25
PDA
Personal Digital Assistant
POC
Point of Contact
POTS
Plain Old Telephone System
PSAP
Public Safety Answering Point
PSIC
Public Safety Interoperable Communications Grant Program
PSTN
Public Switched Telephone Network
PSWAC
Public Safety Wireless Advisory Committee
PSWN
Public Safety Wireless Network
PTT
Push to Talk
Q
QoS
Quality of Service
R
R&D
Research and Development
RACES
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services
RADO
Radio Operator
RDT&E
Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation
RECCWG
Regional Emergency Communications Coordination Working Group
RF
Radio Frequency
RoIP
Radio over Internet Protocol
Rx
Receive
S
SBI
Secure Border Initiative
SCIP
Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan
SdoC
Supplier's Declaration of Compliance
SDR
Software Defined Radio
SIEC
State Interoperability Executive Committee
SEL
Standardized Equipment List
SHARES
Shared Resources Program
SHSP
State Homeland Security Program
SIEC
State Interoperability Executive Council
SME
Subject Matter Expert
SOP
Standard Operating Procedure
SRB
Statewide Radio Board
STR
Strategic Technology Reserve
SUSAR
State Urban Search and Rescue Team
SWAT
Special Weapons and Tactics
T
TCL
Target Capabilities List
TDMA
Time Division Multiple Access
THSP
Technical Specialist
TIA
Telecommunications Industry Association
TICP
Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan
TOPOFF
Top Officials
TSP
Telecommunications Service Priority
TTX
Table-Top Exercise
Tx
Transmit
U
UA
Urban Areas
UASI
Urban Area Security Initiative
UCALL
UFH Calling Channel
UHF
Ultra High Frequency
ULS
Universal Licensing System
UPS
Uninterruptible Power Supply
USAR
Urban Search and Rescue
USCG
United States Coast Guard
USDA
United States Department of Agriculture
USFS
United States Forest Service
UTAC
UHF Talk Around Channel
V
VA
Department of Veteran Affairs
VCALL
VHF Calling Channel
VHF
Very High Frequency
VoIP
Voice over Internet Protocol
VTAC
VHF Talk Around Channel
W
WAN
Wide Area Network
WIN-T
Warfighter Information Network - Tactical
WPS
Wireless Priority Service