United States Government Manual 2011 (ePub eBook)

United States Government Manual 2011 (ePub eBook)
United States Government Manual 2011 (ePub eBook)
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As the official handbook of the Federal Government, The United States Government Manual provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. The Manual also includes information on quasi-official agencies; international organizations in which the United States participates; and boards, commissions, and committees.

Table of Contents



CHART: The Government of the United States 22


The Senate 27

The House of Representatives 32

Architect of the Capitol 44

United States Botanic Garden 45

Government Accountability Office 47

Government Printing Office 49

Library of Congress 52

Congressional Research Service  59

Congressional Budget Office 59

JUDICIAL BRANCH The Supreme Court of the United States 65

Lower Courts 66

United States Courts of Appeals 66

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 67

United States District Courts 68

Territorial Courts 68

United States Court of International Trade 69

Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation 69

Special Courts 70

United States Court of Federal Claims 70

United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces 70

United States Tax Court 71

United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims  71

Administrative Office of the United States Courts 72

Federal Judicial Center 75

United States Sentencing Commission 76


The Vice Presiden 81

 The Executive Office of the President 82

White House Office  82

Office of the Vice President 83

Council of Economic Advisers 84

Council on Environmental Quality 85

National Security Council 85

Office of Administration 86


Office of Management and Budget 87

Office of National Drug Control Policy 90

Office of Policy Development 91

Domestic Policy Council 91

National Economic Council 91

Office of Science and Technology Policy 92

Office of the United States Trade Representative 94


Department of Agriculture 97

Graduate School   117

Department of Commerce 118

Bureau of Industry and Security 120

Economic Development Administration 122

Economic and Statistics Administration 123

International Trade Administration 124

Minority Business Development Agency   126

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 127

National Telecommunications and Information Administration   129

National Institute of Standards and Technology 130

National Technical Information Service Administration 131

United States Patent and Trademark Office 132

Department of Defense 134

Department of the Air Force  143

Department of the Army 146

Department of the Navy 154

United States Marine Corps 162

United States Naval Academy  163

Defense Agencies 164

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency 164

Defense Business Transformation Agency 164

Defense Commissary Agency 164

Defense Contract Audit Agency 165

Defense Contract Management Agency. 165

Defense Finance and Accounting Service 166

Defense Information Systems Agency 166

Defense Intelligence Agency 166

Defense Legal Services Agency 167

Defense Logistics Agency 167

Defense Security Cooperation Agency 168

Defense Security Service 168

Defense Threat Reduction Agency 169

Missile Defense Agency 169

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency  170

National Security Agency / Central Security Service 170

Pentagon Force Protection Agency 171

Joint Service Schools 171

Defense Acqusition University  171

National Defense Intelligence College 171

National Defense University  172

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 174

Department of Education. 175

Federally Aided Corporations 179

American Printing House for the Blind 179

Gallaudet University 179


Howard University 180

National Institute for Literacy 180

National Technical Institute for the Deaf / Rochester Institute of Technology 181

Department of Energy 182

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 189

Department of Health and Human Services 190

Department of Homeland Security  202

Department of Housing and Urban Development 208

Department of the Interior  213

United States Fish and Wildlife Service 216

National Park Service 218

United States Geological Survey 219

Office of Surface Reclamation and Enforcement 221

Bureau of Indian Affairs 221

Bureau of Indian Education  222

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement 223

Bureau of Land Management 223

Bureau of Reclamation 225

Department of Justice 226 Bureaus. 237

Federal Bureau of Investigation  237

Bureau of Prisons 237

United States Marshals Service 238

International Criminal Police Organization—United States National Central Bureau  239

Drug Enforcement Administration  240

Office of Justice Programs  241

Office on Violence Against Women  242

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives 242

Boards 242

Executive Office for Immigration Review 242

United States Parole Commission. 243

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services  244

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States  245

Department of Labor 246

Department of State  257

Department of Transportation 269

Federal Aviation Administration 273

Federal Highway Administration  275

Federal Railroad Administration  276

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 277

Federal Transit Administration  280

Maritime Administration 282

Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 283

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 284

Research and Innovative Technology Administration 285

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 286

Surface Transportation Board 287

Department of the Treasury 289

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 293

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 293

Bureau of Engraving and Printing 294

Financial Management Service 296

Internal Revenue Service 297


United States Mint 299

Bureau of the Public Debt 300

Office of Thrift Supervision 301

Department of Veterans Affairs 303


Administrative Conference of the United States  311

African Development Foundation 314

Broadcasting Board of Governors 314

Central Intelligence Agency 318

Commodity Futures Trading Commission 319

Consumer Product Safety Commission 321

Corporation for National and Community Service 324

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 327

Environmental Protection Agency 329

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  332

Export-Import Bank of the United States  336

Farm Credit Administration 337

Federal Communications Commission 340

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 344

Federal Election Commission 348

Federal Housing Finance Agency 349

Federal Labor Relations Authority 351

Federal Maritime Commission 354

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service  357

Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission 357

Federal Reserve System  360

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 364

Federal Trade Commission 364

General Services Administration 368

Inter-American Foundation 374

Merit Systems Protection Board 375

National Aeronautics and Space Administration 377

National Archives and Records Administration 383

National Capital Planning Commission  391

National Credit Union Administration  394

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities 395

National Endowment for the Arts 395

National Endowment for the Humanities 397

Institute for Museum and Library Sciences 399

National Labor Relations Board 401

National Mediation Board 404

National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) 407

National Science Foundation 408

National Transporation Safety Board 413

Nuclear Regulatory Commission 416

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission  420

Office of the Director of National Intelligence 423

Office of Government Ethics 425

Office of Personnel Management 426

Office of Special Counsel 430

Overseas Private Investment Corporation 431

Peace Corps 433

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 435


Postal Regulatory Commission 438

Railroad Retirement Board 439

Securities and Exchange Commission 442

Selective Service System..........................................................................................446

Small Business Administration.................................................................................448

Social Security Administration 456

Tennessee Valley Authority 461

United States Agency for International Development 464

United States Commission on Civil Rights 467

United States International Trade Commission 469

United States Postal Service 474

Boards, Commissions, and Committees 479

Quasi-Official Agencies Legal Services Corporation  485

Smithsonian Institution  487

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 497

National Gallery of Art 498

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars  500

State Justice Institute  501

United States Institute of Peace 502

International Organizations African Development Bank 505

Asian Development Bank 505

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 506

Inter-American Defense Board 506

Inter-American Development Bank 506

Inter-American Investment Corporation 507

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 507

International Finance Corporation  508

International Monetary Fund 508

International Organization for Migration  509

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency  510

Organization of American States  511

United Nations 512

Other International Organizations 515

Selected Bilateral Organizations 519

Commonly Used Agency Acronyms  521

History of Agency Organizational Changes 529





Anyone who wishes to seek information or learn about the responsibilities of all federal government entities will find that information within the Manual.

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