Source:  Katrina Lessons Learned 



AAR After Action Review 

ABA American Bus Association 

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 

APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 

ARC American Red Cross 

ARS Agricultural Research Service 

ASD (HD) Assistant Secretary of Defense, Homeland Defense 

ATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives 

ATF SRT Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Response Team 

AUSA Assistant United States Attorney 

BENS Business Executives for National Security 

BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs 

BLM Bureau of Land Management 

BRT Business Round Table 

C3I Command, Control, Communications, Information 

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

CERT Community Emergency Response Team 

CIS Catastrophic Incident Supplement 

CLO Chief Logistics Officer 

CNGB Chief of the National Guard Bureau 

COCOM Unified Combatant Command

CONOPS Concept of Operations 

COOP Continuity of Operations 

CRWG Hurricane Katrina Comprehensive Review Working Group 

CSG Counterterrorism Security Group 

CST Civil Support Team 

BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis 

DART Disaster Assistance Response Team 

DHS Department of Homeland Security 

DMAT Disaster Medical Assistance Team 

DMORT Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team 

DoD Department of Defense 

DOE Department of Energy 

DOEd Department of Education 

DOI Department of the Interior 

DOJ Department of Justice 

DOL Department of Labor 

DOL/OSHA Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration 

DOS Department of State 

DOT Department of Transportation 

DPMU Disaster Portable Morgue Unit 

DRC Disaster Recovery Center 

DRG Disaster Response Group 

DUSM Deputy United States Marshal 

EAS Emergency Alert System 

EBS Emergency Broadcast System 

EHR Electronic Health Records 

EOC Emergency Operations Center 

EPA Environmental Protection Agency 

EMAC Emergency Management Assistance Compact 

EMS Emergency Medical Services 

ERT Emergency Response Team 

ERT-A Emergency Response Team-Advanced 

ERT-N Emergency Response Team-National 

ESF Emergency Support Function 

FAA Federal Aviation Administration 

FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation 

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency 

FCO Federal Coordinating Officer 

FNS Food and Nutrition Service 

FPS Federal Protection Service 

FRP Federal Response Plan 

FSA Farm Service Agency 

HHS Department of Health and Human Services 

HHS SERT Health and Human Services Secretary’s Emergency Response Teams 

HLT Hurricane Liaison Team 

HSC Homeland Security Council 

HSOC Homeland Security Operations Center 

HSPD Homeland Security Presidential Directive 

HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development 

ICE Immigration and Customs Enforcement 

ICS Incident Command System 

IIMG Interagency Incident Management Group 

IMT Incident Management Team 

INS Incident of National Significance 

IRA Immediate Response Authority 

IRS Internal Revenue Services 

JFHQ-State Joint Force Headquarters-State 

JFO Joint Field Office 

JIC Joint Information Center 

JTF-Katrina Joint Task Force-Katrina 

JTF-State Joint Task Force-State 

LECC Law Enforcement Coordination Center 

LSU Louisiana State University 

LTG Lieutenant General 

MERS Mobile Emergency Response System 

MOB center Mobilization center 

MRC Medical Reserve Corps 

MRE Meals-Ready-To-Eat 

NASAR National Association of Search and Rescue 

NCC National Coordinating Center 

NCS National Communications System 

NDMS National Disaster Medical System 

NEEP National Exercise and Evaluation Program 

NEMA National Emergency Management Association 

NEP National Exercise Program 

NGA National Geospatial Intelligence Agency 




NGB National Guard Bureau 

NGO Non-Governmental Organization 

NHC National Hurricane Center 

NHSU National Homeland Security University 

NICCL National Incident Communications Conference Line 

NIFC National Interagency Fire Center 

NIH National Institutes of Health 

NIMS National Incident Management System 

NIPP National Infrastructure Protection Plan 

NISAC National Infrastructure Simulation & Analysis Center 

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

NOC National Operations Center 

NOFD New Orleans Fire Department 

NOPD New Orleans Police Department 

NPG National Preparedness Goal 

NPS National Park Service 

NRCC National Response Coordination Center 

NRP National Response Plan 

NRP-CIS National Response Plan Catastrophic Incident Supplement 

NSA National Security Agency 

NSC National Security Council 

NS/EP National Security and Emergency Preparedness 

NTIA National Telecommunications and Information Administration 

NVOAD National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster 

NWR NOAA Weather Radio 

NWS National Weather Services 

OFDA Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance 

OMB Office of Management and Budget 

OSD-HD Office of the Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense 

OSM Office of Surface Mining 

OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy 

PAO Public Affairs Office 

PAO Public Affairs Official 

PFO Principal Federal Officer 

PHS Public Health Service 

RAMP Remedial Action Management Program 

RRCC Regional Response Coordination Center 

RSOI Reception, Staging, Onward movement, and Integration 

SAR Search and Rescue 

SCRAG Senior Civilian Representative of the Attorney General 

SES Senior Executive Service 

SFLEO Senior Federal Law Enforcement Official 

SIMCEN National Exercise Simulation Center 

SLO State Liaison Officer 

SNS Strategic National Stockpile 

SOE Senior Official Exercise 

SOP Standard Operational Procedures 

SSA Social Security Administration 

STA Special Temporary Authority 

SWAT Special Weapons and Training 

TAG Adjutant General 

TCC Traffic Control Center 

TCL Target Capabilities List 

TELL Office of Training, Exercises, and Lessons Learned 

TPC Tropical Prediction Center 




TSA Transportation Security Administration 

USACE United States Army Corps of Engineers 

USAID United States Agency for International Development 

USCG United States Coast Guard 

USDA United States Department of Agriculture 

USFS United States Forest Service 

USJFCOM United States Joint Forces Command 

USMS Unites States Marshals Service 

USNORTHCOM United States Northern Command 

USPACOM United States Pacific Command 

USSOUTHCOM United States Southern Command 

USSTRATCOM United States Strategic Command 

USTRANSCOM United States Transportation Command 

US&R Urban Search and Rescue 

VOAD Volunteer Organizations Active in a Disaster 

VA Department of Veteran Affairs 

VADM Vice Admiral 


CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 

HEPA high-efficiency particulate air 

HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare 


LRN Laboratory Response Network 

NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 

OSH Act Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 

OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration 

PAPR powered air-purifying respirator 

PLHCP physician or another licensed healthcare professional 

PPE personal protective equipment 

RT-PCR reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction 

SARS severe acute respiratory syndrome 

SNS Strategic National Stockpile 

SPN Sentinel Provider Network 

WHO World Health Organization 


  1. October 26, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    SAR – Search and Rescue Teams

  2. Christoph
    February 16, 2011 at 12:49 am

    SDSU – San Diego State University

  3. February 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    UCC -Unified Combatant Command
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Map of the United States Unified Combatant Commands (click to enlarge image). Map reflects 2002 move of Syria and Lebanon to USCENTCOM; does not show USAFRICOM as announced in February 2007A Unified Combatant Command (COCOM) formerly known as a regional “Commander-in Chief” (CINC; pronounced “Sink”) is a United States joint military command composed of forces from two or more services, has a broad and continuing mission, and is organized either on a geographical basis (known as “Area Of Responsibility”, AOR) or on a functional basis. All COCOMs are commanded by either a four star general or admiral and are considered “joint” commands with specific badges denoting their affiliation.

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