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N North
N2 (1) Director of Intelligence (Naval Component); (2) Navy Staff Intellligence Officer
N/A Not Applicable
NA Navy
NAA North Atlantic Alliance
NAADM North American Air Defense Modernization
NAASW Nonacoustic Antisubmarine Warfare
NAAWS NATO Antiair Warfare System
NAB (1) NATO Air Base Satellite (System); (2) Naval Amphibious Base; (3) Naval Air Base
NAC (1) North Atlantic Council (NATO); (2) No Apparent Change; (3) National Agency Check; (4) Network Access Controller
NACA National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
NACAA National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and Astronautics
NACAM National COMSEC Advisory Memorandum
NACC Net Assessment Coordinating Committee
NACDF National Area Coverage Data File
NACIC National CI Center
NACIPB National CI Policy Board
NACOB National CI Operations Board
NACSI National COMSEC Instruction
NACSIM National COMSEC Information Memorandum
NADGE NATO Air Defense Ground Environment
NADS North Atlantic Defense System
NAEW NATO Airborne Early Warning (System)
NAF (1) Numbered Air Force; (2) Naval Air Facility
NAFI Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality
NAFIS Naval Forces Intelligence Study
NAI Named Areas of Interest
NAIC National Aerospace Intelligence Center
NAK Negative Acknowledge
NALE Naval Liaison Element
NAM (1) Non-Aligned Movement; (2) Naval Armaments Model
NAMSO NATO Maintenance and Supply Organization
nano one billionth
NAOB Naval Air Order of Battle
NAOC National Airborne Operations Center
NAOS North Atlantic Ocean Station
NARA National Archives and Records Administration
NARRS NORTHAG Reconnaissance Reporting System
NAS (1) Naval Air Station; (2) Network Access System; (3) National Academy of Science
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASACOM NASA Communications Network
NASF NIC Analyst Support Facility
NASIC North American Air Sovereignty Intelligence Capability
NASP National Aerospace Plane
NAT Not Air-Transportable
NAT’L National
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NATO ASWCS Anti-Surface Warfare Combat System
NAV (1) Navigation; (2) Navy
NAVAIR Naval Air Systems Command
NAVAL AIRSHIP Naval AIRSHIP Radar Surveillance System
NAVASTROGRU Naval Astronautics Group
NAVATAC Navy Antiterrorist Alert Center
NAVCAMS Naval Communications Area Master Station
NAVCENT U.S. Naval Forces Central Command
NAVCOMDET Naval Communications Detachment
NAVCOMPARS Naval Communications Processing and Routing System
NAVCOMTELCOM Naval Computer and Telecommunications Command
NAVCOMSTA Naval Communication Station
NAVDAC Naval Data Automation Command
NAVELEX Naval Electronic Systems Command
NAVEUR U.S. Naval Forces, Europe
NAVFAC (1) Naval Facility; (2) Naval Shore Facilities
NAVFOR Naval Forces
NAVFORK Naval Forces Korea
NAVIDS/SIS Navigational Aids/Selective Identification System
NAVINTCOM Naval Intelligence Command
NAVLGRU Naval Liaison Group
NAVMACS Navy Modular Automated Communications System
NAVMIC Naval Maritime Intelligence Command
NAVMAP Navy Missile Analysis Program
NAVMARINTCEN Naval Maritime Intelligence Center
NAVMAT Naval Material Command
NAVNET Navy Data Network
NAVOCEANCOMDET Naval Oceanography Command Detachment
NAVOCEANO Naval Oceanographic Office
NAVOCFORMED Naval On-Call Force for the Mediterranean (NATO)
NAVOPINTCEN Naval Operations Intelligence Center
NAVPGSCHOOL Naval Postgraduate School
NAVRADSTA Naval Radio Station
NAVRES Naval Reserve
NAVS Navigators
NAVSAT Navigation Satellite
NAVSATCOMFAC Naval Satellite Communications Facility
NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Command
NAVSEC Naval Ship Engineering Center
NAVSECGRU Naval Security Group
NAVSECGRUACT Naval Security Group Activity
NAVSECGRUCOM Naval Security Group Command
NAVSECSTA Naval Security Station
NAVSO Naval Forces, South
NAVSOC Naval Special Operations Command
NAVSOF Naval Special Operations Forces
NAVSOUTH Naval Forces, Southern Command
NAVSPACECOM Naval Space Command
NAVSPASUR Naval Space Surveillance Activity
NAVSPAWAR Naval Space and Warfare Systems Command
NAVSPECWARCEN Navy Special Warfare Center
NAVSPECBOATRON Navy Special Boat Squadron
NAVSPECWARCOM Naval Special Warfare Command
NAVSPECWARDEVGRU Naval Special Warfare Development Group
NAVSPECWARGRU Naval Special Warfare Group
NAVSPECWARUNIT Naval Special Warfare Unit
NAVSPOC Naval Space Operations Center
NAVSTA Naval Station
NAVSTAR Navigation and Satellite Timing and Ranging
NAVSUPACT Naval Support Activity
NAVTECHINTCEN Naval Technical Intelligence Center
NAVTELCOM Naval Telecommunications Command
NAVWARCOL Naval War College
NAWAS National Attack Warning System
NAWC-AD Naval Air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division
NAWS NORAD Attack Warning System
NB Naval Base
NBC (1) Nuclear/Biological/Chemical; (2) National Broadcasting Corporation
NBCE Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Element
NBCWRS NORAD - Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warning Reporting
NBK Non-Battle Killed
NBRG National Basic Reference Graphic
NBS National Bureau of Standards
NC (1) No Change; (2) Node Center; (3) Narrow Coverage
NCA National Command Authority(ies)
NCAPS Naval Controls and Protection of Shipping
NCB Nuclear Contingency Branch
NCC (1) Naval Component Command; (2) Navy Command Center; (3) Net Control Center
NCCD Nuclear Command and Control Document
NCCOSC Naval Command, Control, and Ocean Surveillance Center
NCCS Naval Command and Control System
NCDU Naval Combat Demolition Unit
NCIC National Crime Information Center
NCIS (1) Non-Communications Intercept System; (2) National Counterintelligence Strategy; (3) Naval Criminal Investigative Service
NCISFO NCIS Field Office
NCISRA NCIS Resident Agent
NCISRU NCIS Resident Unit
NCMA National Command and Military Authority
NCMC National Collection Management Cell
NCMP Navy Capabilities and Mobilization Plan
NCO Non-Commissioned Officer
NCOA (1) Non-Commissioned Officers’ Academy; (2) Non-Commissioned Officers’ Association
NCOC NORAD Combat Operations Center
NCOES Non-Commissioned Officers’ Educational System
NCOIC Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge
NCOS Naval Control of Shipping
NCP Nuclear Contingency Plan
NCPS Nuclear Contingency Planning System
NCR (1) National Capital Region; (2) NSA/Cryptologic Support Service Representative; (3) National Cryptologic Representative; (4) NSA/Central Security Service Representative
NCS (1) National Communications System; (2) NMIC Control Subsystem; (3) Naval Control of Shipping; (4) Network Control Station; (5) Node Center Switch; (6) National Cryptologic School; (7) Net Control Station
NCSC (1) Navy Command Support Center; (2) National Computer Security Center
NCSE NIST Communications Support Element
NCSO Naval Control of Shipping Office
NCSRT Non-Communications Signal Recognition Trainer
NCTAMS Navy Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station
NCTC Naval Computer and Telecommunications Center
NCTR Non-Cooperative Target Recognition
NCTS Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station
NCWA NATO Civil Wartime Agency
NCWG National Correlation Working Group
NCWR Non-Codeword Reporting
NDA Nondisclosure Agreement
NDAA Non-Developmental Airlift Aircraft
N-Day Days Before D-Day
NDB Non-Direction Beacon
NDCDB National Digital Cartographic Database
NDCP Navy Decision Coordinating Paper
NDD Nuclear Detection Device
NDDS Nuclear Detonation Detection System
NDGZ National Desired Ground Zero
NDHQ National Defense Headquarters (Canada)
NDI Non-Developmental Item
NDIC National Drug Intelligence Center
NDL (1) Network Data Language; (2) National DGZ List
NDOC National Defense Operations Center
NDP (1) National Disclosure Policy; (2) Naval Doctrine Publication
NDPC National Disclosure Policy Committee
NDPO National Disclosure Policy Office(r)
NDRF National Defense Reserve Fleet
NDS (1) Nuclear Detection Satellite; (2) NPIC Data System; (3) Nuclear Detection System
NDU National Defense University
NEA (1) Northeast Asia; (2) National Education Association
NEACP National Emergency Airborne Command Post
NEADS Northeast Air Defense Sector
NEANMCC Navy Element Alternate National Military Command Center
NEC (1) Naval Enlisted Code; (2) Northern European Countries; (3) Navy Enlisted Classification
NEIC USAFE NATO Equipment Interpretation Course
NEMVAC/NISH Non-combatant Emergency Evacuation/NEO Intelligence Support Handbook
NEL National Exploitation Laboratory
NEO Noncombatant Evacuation Operation
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NEREP Nuclear Execution and Reporting Plan
NES Network Encryption System
NESDIS National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service
NESEA Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Activity
NESN NATO English-Speaking Nations
NET (1) Not Earlier Than; (2) New Equipment Training
NETS Nationwide Emergency Telecommunications Service
NETT New Equipment Training Team
NEXIS Meade Data Center News Service
NF No Foreign Dissemination, NOFORN
NFA (1) New Fighter Aircraft; (2) No Forwarding Address; (3) No-Fire Area
NFAC National Foreign Assessment Center
NFCS Nuclear Forces Communications Satellite
NFD No Foreign Dissemination
NFDP National Foreign Disclosure Policy
NFE Network Front End
NFI (1) Not Further Identified; (2) No Further Information
NFIB National Foreign Intelligence Board (formerly USIB)
NFIC National Foreign Intelligence Council
NFIP National Foreign Intelligence Program
NFL New Foreign Launch
NFM Near-Full-Motion
NFS Network File System
NFSN NATO French-Speaking Nations
NFWS Navy Fighter Weapons School
NFZ Nuclear Free Zone
NG National Guard
NGA NATO Guidelines Area
NGAZ NATO Gazetteer
NGB National Guard Bureau
NGF Northern Group of Forces (Soviet Forces in Poland)
NGFS Naval Gunfire Support
NGIC National Ground Intelligence Center
NGL Natural Gas Liquids
NGO Non-Governmental Organization(s)
NGS National Ground Site
NHCD National HUMINT Collection Directive(s)
NHCP National HUMINT Collection Plan
NHO Naval Hydrographic Office
NHRTC National HUMINT Requirements Tasking Center
NIA National Imagery Agency
NIAC (1) National Information & Analysis Center; (2) Naval Intelligence Automation Command
NIAG NATO Industrial Advisory Group
NIC (1) Naval Intelligence Command; (2) National Intelligence Council; (4) Naval Intelligence Cell; (5) National Intelligence Cell/Community
NICCIA National CI Coordinating Authority
NICKA Nickname and Exercise Term System
NICOLS NIC On-Line System
NICS NATO Integrated Communications System
NICSCOA NATO Integrated Communications System Central Operating Authority
NID National Intelligence Daily
NIDS NMCC Information Display System
NIE National Intelligence Estimate
NIEO New International Economic Order
NIETB National Imagery Exploitation Target Base
NIETS National Imagery Exploitation Tasking Study
NIEX No-notice Interoperability Exercise
NIG National Input Group
NIHS NAVEUR Intelligence Highlights Summary
NII National Information Infrastructure
NIIC NORAD Intelligence Indications Center
NIIDTS Naval Intelligence Imagery Data Transmission System
NIIRS National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale
NILS Naval Intelligence Locating Summary
NIM NORAD Intelligence Memorandum
NIMA National Imagery and Mapping Agency
NIO National Intelligence Officer
NIP (1) Notice of Intelligence Potential; (2) National Intelligence Priorities; (3) NATO Interoperability Plan
NIPIR Nuclear Immediate Photo Interpretation Report
NIPRNET Unclassified-but Sensitive (N) Internet Protocol Router Network
NIPS (1) NMCC Information Processing System; (2) Naval Intelligence Processing System
NIPSSA Naval Intelligence Processing Systems Support Activity
NIPSTRAFAC Naval Intelligence Processing Systems Training Facility
NIS (1) National Intelligence Summary; (2) National Intelligence Survey; (3) Naval Investigative Service; (4) NATO Identification System; (5) NPIC Information System (former NDS); (6) Newly Independent States; (7) National Imagery Segment; (8) National Input Segment; (9) NIPCImagery System; (10) Network Information System
NISAC National Industrial Security Advisory Committee
NISAM Naval Intelligence Systems Architecture Manual
NISC Naval Intelligence Support Center (U.S. Navy) (now NIC)
NISCOM Naval Investigative Service Command
NISHQ Naval Investigative Service Headquarters
NISO Naval Investigative Service Office
NISP Nuclear Weapons Intelligence Support Plan
NISR National Intelligence Situation Report
NIST (1) National Intelligence Support Team; (2) National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIT National Intelligence Topic
NITF National Imagery Transmission Format
NIU Network Interface Unit
NKIL North Korea Installation List
NKSR Nonkernel Security Related Software
NLC National Logistical Command
NLI Natural Language Interface
NLM Netware Loadable Module
NLP Natural Language Processing
NLOS Non-Line-of-Sight Weapon System
NLS Non-Lethal Submunitions
NLT Not Later Than
NLZ No-Loan Zone
NM Nautical Mile
NMC (1) Naval Materiel Command; (2) NATO Military Council
NMCC National Military Command Center
NMCC(A) National Military Command Center (Alternate)
NMCS National Military Command System
NMCSSC National Military Command Systems Support Center
NMD National Military Defense
NMI No Middle Initial
NMIC (1) National Military Intelligence Center (archaic, now NMJIC); (2) National Maritime Intelligence Center
NMICC NATO Maritime Intelligence Coordination Center
NMICSS NMIC Support System
NMIS National Military Intelligence Support
NMIST National Military Intelligence Support Team
NMITC (1) Navy-Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center; (2) National Military Intelligence Training Center
NMJCC National Military Joint Command Center
NMJIC National Military Joint Intelligence Center
NMN No Middle Name
NMOSS NATO Maritime Operational Support System
NMRL National MASINT Requirements List
NMS National Military Strategy
NMSD National Military Strategy Document
NMIC National Military Intelligence Center
NMICC National Military Intelligence Collection Center
NMJIC National Military Joint Intelligence Center
NN Neural Network
NNA Neutral and Non-Aligned
NNAG NATO Naval Armaments Group
NNBIS National Narcotics Border Interdiction System
NNICP National Nuclear Intelligence Collection Plan
NNWS Non-Nuclear Weapons States
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOB (1) Naval Order of Battle; (2) Nuclear Order of Battle
NOBS Naval Operations Bases
NOBTS Naval Order of Battle Textual Summary
NOC (1) Naval Operations Center; (2) Network Operations Center
NOCONTRACT Not Releasable to Contractors or Contractor Consultants
NOD Night Observation Device
NOE Nap-of-the-Earth
NOFORN Not Releasable to Foreign Nationals
NOIAN National Operations and Intelligence Analysts Net
NOIC Naval Operational Intelligence Center
NOIWON National Operations and Intelligence Watch Officers Network
NOK Next Of Kin
NOMS Nuclear Operations Monitoring System
NOPF Naval Ocean Processing Facility
NOR Norway
NORAD North American Aerospace Defense Command
NORD Nordic
NORIP NORAD Intelligence For Planning Document
NORLANT North Atlantic
NORMIB NORAD Missile Intelligence Bulletin
NORSAR Norwegian Seismic Array
NORSIB NORAD Weekly Space Intelligence Bulletin
NORTHAG Northern Army Group
NORTIC NORAD Tactical Intelligence Cell
NOSC Naval Ocean Systems Center
NOSG Naval Operations Support Group
NOSIC Naval Ocean Surveillance Information Center
NOTAL Not To All (message distribution restriction)
NPA New People’s Army
NPB Neutral Particle Beam
NPE Nuclear Planning and Execution
NPES Nuclear Planning and Execution System
NPGS Naval Postgraduate School
NPHR National Foreign Intelligence Plan for Human Resources
NPIC National Photographic Interpretation Center
NPR Nuclear Posture Review
NPS Nuclear Planning System
NPT Non-Proliferation (of Nuclear Weapons) Treaty
NR (1) Research Submarine (Nuclear); (2) Naval Reserve; (3) Non-Recurring; (4) Number
NRAD NCCOSC Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Division
NRC National Research Council
NRCC NORAD Region Combat Center
NRDL Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory
NRF Naval Reserve Force
NRFI Non-Recurring Finished Intelligence
NRI Net Radio Interference
NRIP Naval Reserve Intelligence Program
NRIS National Radar Interpretability Scale
NR JOIC Northwestern Region Joint Operational Intelligence Cell
NRL (1) Naval Research Laboratory; (2) NUWEP Reconnaissance List; (3) National Receive Location
NRO National Reconnaissance Office
NROSS Navy Remote Ocean Surveillance Satellite
NRP (1) National Reconnaissance Program; (2) Net Radio Protocol
NRT (1) Near Real Time; (2) Net Registered Tonnage
NRTEM Near-Real-Time Exploitation Module
NRTI Near-Real-Time Information
NRTS Naval Reconnaissance and Technical Support
NSA (1) National Security Agency; (2) National Shipping Authority; (3) National Standards Association; (4) Naval Support Activity
NSAD Network Security Architecture and Design
NSA/CSS National Security Agency/Central Security Service
NSAM National Security Action Memorandum
NSARC Navy Systems Acquisition Review Council
NSC (1) National Security Council; (2) Naval Supply Center
NSC/DC Deputies Committee of the NSC
NSCID National Security Council Intelligence Directive
NSCIG National Security Council Interdepartmental Group
NSD National Security Directive
NSDD National Security Decision Directive
NSDM National Security Decision Memorandum
NSE (1) Naval Support Element; (2) National Support Element
nsec Nanosecond
NSEP National Security Emergency Preparedness
NSF National Science Foundation
NSFS National Surface Fire Support
NSG Naval Security Group
NSGA Naval Security Group Activity
NSGC Naval Security Group Command
NSGD Naval Security Group Detachment
NSI National Security Information
NSIC Naval Security and Investigative Command
NSN National Stock Number
NSNF Non-Strategic Nuclear Forces
NSO (1) Non-SlOP Option; (2) Network Security Officer
NSOC (1) National Security Operations Center
(formerly National SIGINT Operations Center); (2) Naval Special Operations Command
NSOF Naval Status of Forces
NISPC National In-Service Production Centers
NSPG National Security Planning Group
NSRB National Security Resources Board
NSRDB National SIGINT Requirements Data Base
NSRDC Naval Ship Research and Development Center
NSRL National SIGINT Requirements List
NSRS National SIGINT Requirements System
NSS (1) NMIC Support System; (2) National Seismic Station; (3) National Security Strategy; (4) Network Support Server
NSSD National Security Study Directive
NSSM (1) Navy Spread Spectrum Modem; (2) National Security Study Memorandum
NSST (1) Navy Space Command Space Support Team; (2) National Special Support Teams
NSTAC National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
NSTD (1) National Strategic Target Database; (2) Non-System Training Device
NSTG Nuclear Strike Target Graphic
NSTGFE Naval Scientific and Technical Group, Far East
NSTISSAM National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems
Security Advisory/information Memorandum
NSTISSC/D/I/P National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems
Security Committee/Directive/Instruction/Policy
NSTL National Strategic Target List
NSTS NSA/CSS Secure Telephone System
NSV Netted Secure Voice
NSVN NATO Secure Voice Network
NSW Naval Special Warfare
NSWC (1) Navy Surface Weapons Center; (2) Navy Special Warfare Command
NSWDG Naval Special Warfare Development Group
NSWG Naval Special Warfare Group
NSWP Non-Soviet Warsaw Pact
NSWTG Naval Special Warfare Task Group
NSWTG/U Naval Special Warfare Task Group/Unit or (Unconventional)
NSWTU Naval Special Warfare Task Unit
NSWU Naval Special Warfare Unit
NTA National Tasking Authority
NTB (1) National Targeting Base; (2) Nuclear Test Ban
NTBS National Target Base Server
NTC (1) National Territorial Command; (2) National Tasking Center; (3) Naval Training Center; (4) Network Terminal Concentrator; (5) National Training Center
NTCB Network Trusted Computing Base
NTCC Naval Telecommunications Center
NTCS-A Naval Tactical Communications System-Afloat
NTDI NATO Target Data Inventory
NTDS Naval Tactical Data System
NTF National Test Facility
NTI (1) National Tactical Interface; (2) Near-Term Initiative
NTIA National Telecommunications & Information Administration/Agency
NTIB NATO Tactical Intelligence Broadcast
NTIC Naval Technical Intelligence Center
NTIS National Technical Information Service
NTISSAM National Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Advisory/information Memorandum
NTISSC/D/I/P National Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee/Directive/Instruction/Policy
NTM National Technical Means
NTMWG Nuclear Test Monitoring Working Group
NTP National Tasking Plan
NTPC National Telemetry Processing Center
NTPR Nuclear Targeting Policy Review
NTPS Near-Term Maritime Pre-Positioning Ships
NTS (1) Nuclear Test Site; (2) Naval Telecommunications System
NTSC National Television Standard Code/Committee
NTSDS National Target/Threat Signatures Data System
NTSS National Time-Sensitive System
NTU New Threat Upgrade
NTZ No Transgression Zone
NUAC Nicaragua Analysis Cell
NUCAP Nuclear Capabilities Data Base
NUCDEF Nuclear Defense
NUCDETS Nuclear Detonation Detection & Reporting System
NUCINT Nuclear Intelligence
NUCREP Nuclear Damage Report
NUCWPN Nuclear Weapon(s)
NUICCS NORAD/USSPACECOM Integrated Command and Control System
NUDET (1) Nuclear Detection; (2) Nuclear Detonation
NUIS NORAD/USSPACECOM Intelligence Systems
NURAD Nuclear Radiation Detection
NUREP Nuclear Weapons Report
NUSC Naval Underwater Systems Center
NUT Naval Upper Tier
NUTEX Nuclear Tactical Exercise
NUWEAMP Nuclear Weapons Employment and Acquisition Master Plan
NUWEP Nuclear Weapons Employment Policy/Plan (NCA)
NVDEP Network Virtual Data Entry Protocol
NVDET Network Virtual Data Entry Terminal
NVG Night Vision Goggles
NVIS (1) Near-Vertical Incidence Skywave; (2) Night Vision Imaging System
NVS Night Vision System
NW (1) Nuclear Warfare; (2) Northwest (region)
NWB Nuclear Weapons Branch
NWC (1) National War College; (2) Naval War College; (3) Naval Weapons Center; (4) NORAD Weather Center
NWFZ Nuclear Weapons Free Zone
NWIP Naval Warfare Information Publication
NWIS Naval Weaponeering Information Sheet
NWL Naval Weapons Laboratory
NWP Naval Warfare Publication
NWR Northwest Region
NWRS Nuclear Weapons Requirement Study
NWS (1) Nuclear Weapons State; (2) North Warning System; (3) National Weather Service
NWSS Nuclear Weapons Storage Site
NWWCSS Naval Worldwide Command Support System
NX Non-Expendable