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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1950–1955, The Intelligence Community, 1950–1955


Abbreviations and Terms

  • AD/ORE, Assistant Director for Reports and Estimates
  • ADPC Assistant Director for Policy Coordination, CIA
  • ADSO, Assistant Director for Special Operations (CIG and CIA)
  • AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
  • AFSA, Armed Forces Security Agency
  • AFSS, Air Force Security Service
  • ARC, Air Resupply and Communications
  • ARPA, Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • ASA, Army Security Agency
  • ATIC, Air Technical Intelligence Center
  • BOB, Bureau of the Budget
  • BW, biological warfare
  • CA, covert action; also circular airgram
  • CAS, Cleared American Source
  • CAT, Civil Air Transport
  • CE, Division of Central European Affairs, Department of State; also Counter-Espionage
  • CENTO, Central Treaty Organization
  • CERP, Combined Economic Reporting Program
  • CG, Commanding General
  • CI, Counter-intelligence
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CID, Criminal Investigative Division; also Counter-intelligence Division
  • CIG, Central Intelligence Group
  • CO, Commanding Officer
  • COAPS, Coordination, Operations and Policy/Planning Staff
  • COMINT, Communications Intelligence
  • CP, Communist party
  • CRITIC, Critical Intelligence Communications
  • CSP, Chief, Special Projects Division, Office of Policy Coordination
  • CW, chemical warfare
  • DCD, Domestic Contacts Division
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence (CIG and CIA)
  • DCID, Director of Central Intelligence Directive
  • DDCI, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence (CIG and CIA)
  • DDA, Deputy Director for Administration
  • DDC, Deputy Director for Coordination
  • DDI, Deputy Director for Intelligence
  • DDO, Deputy Director for Operations
  • DDP, Deputy Director for Plans
  • DD/S&T, Deputy Director for Science and Technology
  • DIRNSA, Director, National Security Agency
  • DNI, Director of Naval Intelligence
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DPD, Development Projects Division
  • E & E, escape and evasion
  • ECA, Economic Cooperation Administration
  • ECM, electronic counter-measures
  • ELINT, electronic intelligence
  • ES/NSC, Executive Secretary, National Security Council
  • EUCOM, European Command
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FBID, Foreign Broadcast Information Division
  • FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
  • FE, Office of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FEA, Foreign Economic Administration
  • FEC, Free Europe Committee
  • FI, Foreign Intelligence
  • FOA, Foreign Operations Administration
  • FSO, Foreign Service Officer
  • FSR, Foreign Service Reserve
  • FTX, field training exercise
  • FY, fiscal year
  • G–2, intelligence section of divisional or higher staff
  • G–5, civil affairs section of divisional or higher staff
  • GAO, General Accounting Office
  • GCHQ, General Communications Headquarters (UK)
  • GMAIC, Guided Missile and Astronautics Intelligence Committee
  • GMIC, Guided Missile Intelligence Committee
  • HICOG, High Commissioner for Germany
  • HUMINT, human intelligence
  • IAB, Intelligence Advisory Board
  • IAC, Intelligence Advisory Committee
  • IAD, Acquisition and Distribution Division, Office of Research and Intelligence, Department of State
  • IBD, International Broadcasting Division
  • ICA, International Cooperation Administration
  • ICBM, intercontinental ballistic missile
  • ICIS, Interdepartmental Committee on Internal Security
  • ICS, Interdepartmental Coordinating Staff; also Intelligence Community Staff
  • IDP, Initial deployment plan
  • IFIO, International Foreign Information Organization
  • IFIS, International Foreign Information Staff
  • IG, Inspector General
  • IIC, Interdepartmental Intelligence Committee
  • IS, Intelligence Staff
  • ISA, International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • J–2, JCS intelligence organization
  • JAEIC, Joint Atomic Energy Intelligence Committee
  • JANIS, Joint Army-Navy Intelligence Studies
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JIC, Joint Intelligence Committee; also Joint Intelligence Center
  • JIS, Joint Intelligence Staff
  • JISPD, Joint Intelligence Studies Publication Board
  • JOT, junior officer trainee
  • JRC, Joint Reconnaissance Center
  • JRDB, Joint Research and Development Board
  • JSPD, Joint Subsidiary Plans Division
  • JTIS, Joint Technical Intelligence Subcommittee
  • L, Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MI, military intelligence
  • MID, Military Intelligence Division, Department of the Army
  • MIS, Military Intelligence Staff, War Department General Staff; also military intelligence service
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NCFE, National Committee for a Free Europe
  • NIA, National Intelligence Authority
  • NIC, National Indications Center of the IAC Watch Committee
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • NIS, National Intelligence Survey; also National Intelligence Summary
  • NPIC, National Photographic Interpretation Center
  • NSA, National Security Agency
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NSCID, National Security Council Intelligence Directive
  • NSG, Navy Security Group
  • NSRB, National Security Resources Board
  • NTPC, National Technical Processing Center
  • OB, order of battle
  • OCB, Operations Coordination Board
  • OCD, Office of Collection and Dissemination
  • OCI, Office of Current Intelligence
  • ODA, Office of Departmental Administration, Bureau of Administration, Department of State
  • ODM, Office of Defense Mobilization
  • OIR, Office of Intelligence Research
  • OLI, Office of Libraries and Intelligence Acquisition
  • ONE, Office of National Estimates
  • ONI, Office of Naval Intelligence, Department of Navy
  • ONR, Office of Naval Research
  • OO, Office of Operations
  • OPC, Office of Policy Coordination
  • OPD, Operations Division, War Department
  • ORE, Office of Research and Evaluation; also Office of Reports and Estimates
  • OSO, Office of Special Operations
  • OSS, Office of Strategic Services
  • OWI, Office of War Information
  • PACAF, Pacific Air Forces
  • PACOM, Pacific Command
  • PBCFIA, President's Board of Consultants for Foreign Intelligence Activities
  • PCG, Planning Coordination Group
  • PFIAB, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
  • PHOTINT, photographic intelligence
  • PIC, Photographic Interpretation Center
  • PM, Directorate of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State; also paramilitary
  • PNG, persona non grata
  • PNIO, priority national intelligence objectives
  • POCC, Psychological Operations Coordinating Committee
  • PP, political and psychological
  • PSB, Psychological Strategy Board
  • R, Secretary of State's Special Assistant for Research and Intelligence
  • R&A, research and analysis
  • R&D, Research and development
  • RFA, Radio Free Asia
  • RFE, Radio Free Europe
  • RIAS, Radio in the American Sector
  • ROB, radar order of battle
  • ROKG, Republic of Korea Government
  • RTG, Reconnaissance Technical Group
  • S&T, Science and Technology
  • SAC, Strategic Air Command
  • SANACC, State-Army-Navy-Air Coordinating Committee
  • SE, Special Estimate
  • SEC, Scientific Estimates Committee
  • SESP, Special Electronic Airborne Search Operations
  • SHAPE, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
  • SI, special intelligence
  • SIS, Special Intelligence Service
  • SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
  • SO or SOPAG, Special Operations
  • SOVMAT, Soviet material
  • SWNCC, State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee
  • T/O, table of organization
  • TAC, Tactical Air Command
  • UNO, United Nations Organization
  • USAFE, U.S. Air Forces, Europe
  • USCIB, U.S. Communications Intelligence Board
  • USEB, U.S. Evaluation Board
  • USFA, U.S. Forces in Austria
  • USIA, U.S. Information Agency
  • USIB, U.S. Intelligence Board
  • USIE, U.S. Information and Education (Program)
  • USRO, U.S. Mission to NATO and European Regional Organizations
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • VOA, Voice of America
  • ZI, zone of interior