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Cyber Security

  • Glossary of Computer Security Terms
    This glossary contains material drawn primarily from official documents of the United States Government departments and agencies. Other terms are from private organizations and individuals, as indicated in the Reference sectio… more
    1988-10-21
    148KB
  • Glossary of Key Information Security Terms [2013 Revision]
    "The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has received numerous requests to provide a summary glossary for our publications and other relevant sources, and to make the glossary available to practitioners. As a… more
    Kissel, Richard
    2013-05
    1275KB
  • National Information Assurance (IA) Glossary [2010]
    This document offers definitions of terminology regarding Information Assurance. It also offers a section of "commonly used abbreviations and acronyms". "The Glossary Working Group set several overall objectives for itself in p… more
    2010-04-26
    740KB

Defense

  • Air Force Supplement to the Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
    "The Air Force Supplement to the DOD [Department of Defense] Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms lists terminology that has been standardized for use within the US Air Force. It is a consolidated list of terms, definit… more
    2012-01-06
    811KB
  • Complex Operations Lexicon
    "The lexicon is arranged in three parts. In the first, terms and their definitions are listed alphabetically, with one or more definitions, with each definition immediately followed by its source in italics (the full citation … more
    Moore, R. Scott
    2011-02
    719KB
  • Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, 8 November 2010 (As Amended Through 15 January 2016)
    From the Preface: "The Joint Publication (JP) 1-02, 'Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms', sets forth standard US military and associated terminology to encompass the joint activity of the Armed F… more
    2016-01-15
    2260KB
  • DoD Dictionary of Military Terms
    The DOD Dictionary of Military Terms contains a digitalized dictionary of Department of Defense military terms, acronyms and abbreviations, and NATO terms. Military terms listed from A to Z allow the user to browse the DOD defi… more
  • Glossary of Terms for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Agents and Defense Equipment
    The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM) has developed this Glossary to serve as a tool in providing an explanation of the terms, definitions, and the technical semantics associated with the d… more
    2001-12
    604KB
  • Intelligence Warning Terminology
    "This warning lexicon is a compilation of the terms and concepts associated with such areas as intelligence readiness, threat and crisis management, and indications and warning analysis. It seeks to highlight the concept of warn… more
    2001-10
    1562KB
  • Joint Publication 1-02: Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, As Amended Through 15 June 2015
    "The Joint Publication 1-02, 'Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms' sets forth standard US military and associated terminology to encompass the joint activity of the Armed Forces of the United Stat… more
    2015-06-15
    3167KB

Emergency Management

  • Awareness Level WMD Training: Glossary
    This document is a glossary of various terms related to weapons of mass destruction contained within the Center for Domestic Preparedness 'Awareness Level WMD Training.'
    2004
    36KB
  • DHS Risk Lexicon--2010 Edition
    "This is the second edition of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Risk Lexicon and represents an update of the version published in September 2008. More than seventy terms and definitions were included in the first editi… more
    2010-09
    915KB
  • Dictionary of Emergency Management and Related Terms, Definitions, Legislation and Acronyms
    "This is not a comprehensive, definitive, exhaustive or official treatment of emergency management and related terms, definitions, legislation and acronyms. It is simply a collection of terms, definitions, legislation and acr… more
    Blanchard, B. Wayne
    2007-11-01
    1488KB
  • Disaster Glossaries
    "Standard and concise disaster terminology for all members of the disaster risk reduction and emergency management community enables professionals to collaborate effectively. Professionals need to be able to find and access diff… more
    34KB
  • Guide to Emergency Management and Related Terms, Definitions, Concepts, Acronyms, Organizations, Programs, Guidance, Executive Orders & Legislation: A Tutorial on Emergency Management, Broadly Defined, Past and Present
    "This is not a comprehensive, definitive, exhaustive or official treatment of 'emergency management' and related terms, definitions, acronyms, programs or legislation. It is simply a collection of terms, definitions, acronyms,… more
    Blanchard, B. Wayne
    2008-10-27
    5617KB
  • National Mutual Aid & Resource Management Initiative Glossary of Terms and Definitions
    The National Mutual Aid & Resource Management Initiative supports the National Incident Management System (NIMS) by establishing a comprehensive, integrated national mutual aid and resource management system that provides the … more
    2003-12
    131KB
  • NRF Resource Center: Glossary/Acronyms
    The National Response Framework (NRF) Glossary/Acronyms offers an alphabetical list of terms and definitions as they apply to NRF activities.
    139KB
  • Terrorism and CERT: Glossary
    Nine page glossary of terms related to terrorism, relevant to Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) training modules.
    294KB

General

  • National Weather Service Glossary
    "This glossary contains information on more than 2000 terms, phrases and abbreviations used by the NWS [National Weather Service]. Many of these terms and abbreviations are used by NWS forecasters to communicate between each oth… more
    17KB
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Glossary
    This glossary from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provide immigration terms and acronyms. "Immigration law has a number of highly technical terms that may not mean the same thing to the average reader."
    40KB

Government

  • Glossary of Visa Terms
    "Words used in the visa process are specialized. They may not have the same meanings as they do in everyday language. The following terms and their definitions explain how they are used in the visa and immigration process."
    144KB
  • Immigration Court Practice Manual: Glossary
    "The following are brief explanations of some words and abbreviations commonly used in Immigration Court proceedings."
    2008-04-01
    409KB
  • Terms & Definitions of Interest for DoD Counterintelligence Professionals
    "This Glossary is designed to be a reference for counterintelligence (CI) professionals within the Department of Defense (DoD); however other CI professionals may find it of use. It provides a comprehensive compilation of uncl… more
    2014-07-01
    1879KB
  • United States Courts: Glossary
    This is a glossary of legal terms used by the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government.
    80KB
  • Unofficial Vocabulary
    From the text: "Recently, when seeking the definition for a traffic analytic term in a well documented Agency working aid, it occurred to me that NSA [National Security Agency] is rich in unofficial vocabulary that has yet to … more
    Hatch, David A.
    2011-12-01
    2180KB

Hazards

  • Glossary of Tropical Cyclone Terms
    This glossary from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center offers an alphabetical list of terms related to tropical cyclone.
    31KB
  • Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology [2008]
    This 2008 version of the "Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology provides a comprehensive listing of terms and definitions used by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) community. This document contains terms commonly … more
    2008-11
    742KB
  • Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners: Glossary
    This glossary provides terms listed throughout the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) "Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners." The guideline defines technical requirements, product specificat… more
    2003-04
    385KB
  • LRC Subject List (Thesaurus)
    This learning resource center (LRC) subject list works as a thesaurus for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) topics.
    2010-05-20
    961KB
  • USGS: Earthquake Hazards Program Earthquake Glossary [website]
    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has developed an "earthquake glossary" to assist in earthquake education. This A-Z reference site covers terminology related to earthquakes and other seismic activity.
    25KB

Infrastructure

  • Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety: Glossary of Terms
    "The Interagency Committee on Dam Safety (ICODS) was established to provide the Federal agencies involved in dam safety with the opportunity to coordinate their dam safety activities. One of the goals of ICODS is to provide a c… more
    2004-04
    179KB
  • United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Glossary
    This glossary offers an alphabetical list of terms and definitions relating to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
    89KB

Law Enforcement

  • Biometrics Glossary, Version 2.0
    "This set of terms was developed by the National Science & Technology Council's (NSTC) Subcommittee on Biometrics with the full understanding that national (INCITS/M1) and international (ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37) standards bodies are … more
    2008-08-01
    890KB

Public Health

  • Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry [Glossary of Terms]
    "The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is a federal public health agency with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and 10 regional offices in the United States. ATSDR's mission is to serve the public by using… more
    65KB
  • Glossary of Terms for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Agents and Defense Equipment
    The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM) has developed this Glossary to serve as a tool in providing an explanation of the terms, definitions, and the technical semantics associated with the d… more
    2001-12
    604KB
  • Radiation Emergencies: Glossary of Radiological Terms
    This document provides a glossary of radiological terms which may be useful in the event of a radiation emergency.
    2004-08
    455KB
  • Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM): Dictionary of Radiological Terms
    This dictionary offers an alphabetical list of terms related to radiation emergencies.
    124KB
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency: Radiation Glossary
    This glossary offers an alphabetical list of terms regarding radiation.
    110KB
  • Vaccines.gov: Glossary
    This page provides explanations of many terms and acronyms used throughout" the Vaccines.gov website. Select the beginning letter of the word or acronym to go to that portion of the glossary.
    94KB

Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • Awareness Level WMD Training: Glossary
    This document is a glossary of various terms related to weapons of mass destruction contained within the Center for Domestic Preparedness 'Awareness Level WMD Training.'
    2004
    36KB
  • Glossary of Terms for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Agents and Defense Equipment
    The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM) has developed this Glossary to serve as a tool in providing an explanation of the terms, definitions, and the technical semantics associated with the d… more
    2001-12
    604KB
  • Radiation Emergencies: Glossary of Radiological Terms
    This document provides a glossary of radiological terms which may be useful in the event of a radiation emergency.
    2004-08
    455KB