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United States Government Manual 2012

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The United States Government Manual 2012 (ePub eBook)
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The US Government Manual is known as the Official handbook of the Federal Government. This annual resource provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, as well as quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, boards, commissions, and committees. Each agency's description consists of a list of principal officials; a summary statement of the agency's purpose and role in the Federal Government; a brief history of the agency, including its legislative or executive authority; and a description of consumer activities, contracts and grants, employment, and publications.

A typical agency description includes a list of principal officials, a summary statement of the agency’s purpose and role in the Federal Government, a brief history of the agency, including its legislative or executive authority, a description of its programs and activities, and a “Sources of Information” section. This last section provides information on consumer activities, contracts and grants, employment, publications, and many other areas of public interest.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

The 2012 Manual was prepared by the Presidential and Legislative Publications Unit, Office of the Federal Register. Alfred W. Jones was Managing Editor; Matthew R. Regan was Chief Editor, assisted by Heather McDaniel, Lois Davis, Joseph Frankovic, Martin Franks, Joshua Liberatore, and Joseph Vetter.

Table of Contents

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE ............................................1
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES .....................................5
CHART: The Government of the United States ..........................22
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Congress.........................................................................25
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..................................................50
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 ................

Special Courts ...........................................................................................................70
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces..........................................70
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims ............................................70
United States Court of Federal Claims ................................................................71
United States Tax Court ......................................................................................71
Administrative Office of the United States Courts ......................................................72
Federal Judicial Center ..............................................................................................75
United States Sentencing Commission.......................................................................76
EXECUTIVE BRANCH: THE PRESIDENT
The President....................................................................................81
The Vice President ...................................................................................81
The Executive Office of the President ........................................................................82
White House Office ...........................................................................................82
Office of the Vice President................................................................................84
Council of Economic Advisers............................................................................84
Council on Environmental Quality .....................................................................85
National Security Council .........................................
Office of Administration......................................................................87
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 ........................................................................92
Office of Science and Technology Policy............................................................92
Office of the United States Trade Representative.................................................93
 

EXECUTIVE BRANCH: DEPARTMENTS
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....................................................................125
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 .............................................................................142
Department of the Army...................................................................................149
Department of the Navy...................................................................................157
United States Marine Corps.......................................................................164
United States Naval Academy ...................................................................166
Defense Agencies...........................................................................166
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ...........................................166
Defense Commissary Agency ....................................................................166
Defense Contract Audit Agency.................................................................167
Defense Contract Management Agency.....................................................167
Defense Finance and Accounting Service..................................................168
Defense Information Systems Agency........................................................168
Defense Intelligence Agency.....................................................................169
Defense Legal Services Agency .................................................................169
Defense Logistics Agency..........................................................................169
Defense Security Cooperation Agency ......................................................170
Defense Security Service...........................................................................170
Defense Threat Reduction Agency ............................................................171
Missile Defense Agency ............................................................................171
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency ..................................................172
National Security Agency / Central Security Service ..................................172
Pentagon Force Protection Agency............................................................173
Joint Service Schools.................................................................................173
Defense Acquisition University ........................................................173
National Intelligence University.........................................................174
National Defense University ..............................................................174
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences .....................176
Department of Education.........................................................................................177
Federally Aided Corporations...........................................................................181
American Printing House for the Blind......................................................181
Gallaudet University .................................................................................181
Howard University....................................................................................182
National Technical Institute for the Deaf / Rochester Institute of Technology ........182
Department of Energy........................................................................................184
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission............................................................192
Department of Health and Human Services.............................................................193
Administration on Aging..............................................................................196
Administration for Children and Families .........................................................197
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ...................................................197
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ...........................................197
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention......................................................198
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services....................................................199
Food and Drug Administration .........................................................................199
Health Resources and Services Administration .................................................200
Indian Health Service..................................................................200
National Institutes of Health.............................................................................201
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration...........................205
Department of Homeland Security ..........................................................................206
Department of Housing and Urban Development....................................................212
Department of the Interior .......................................................................................217
United States Fish and Wildlife Service.............................................................220
National Park Service.......................................................................................222
United States Geological Survey.......................................................................223
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement...................................225
Bureau of Indian Affairs....................................................................................225
Bureau of Indian Education ..............................................................................226
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement................227
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.............................................227
Bureau of Land Management......................................................................228
Bureau of Reclamation............................................................................229
Department of Justice ..............................................................................................231
Bureaus..........................................................................242
Federal Bureau of Investigation .................................................................242
Bureau of Prisons ......................................................................................242
United States Marshals Service..................................................................243
International Criminal Police Organization—United States National Central Bureau ....244
Drug Enforcement Administration .............................................................245
Office of Justice Programs .........................................................................246
Office on Violence Against Women ..........................................................247
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ...............................247
Boards............................................................................247
Executive Office for Immigration Review ..................................................247
United States Parole Commission..............................................................248
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services ......................................249
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States .....................249
Department of Labor .................................................................................251
Department of State.................................................................................................262
Department of Transportation .................................................................................275
Federal Aviation Administration .......................................................................279
Federal Highway Administration ......................................................................281
Federal Railroad Administration .......................................................................282
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration................................................283
Federal Transit Administration ..........................................................................286
Maritime Administration....................................................................289
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation ..........................................290
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration ..................................291
Research and Innovative Technology Administration........................................292
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration .....................................................293
Surface Transportation Board............................................................................294
Department of the Treasury..................................................................................296
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.....................................................300
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ........................................................300
Bureau of Engraving and Printing .....................................................................301
Financial Management Service.........................................................................303
Internal Revenue Service..................................................................................304
United States Mint............................................................................................306
Bureau of the Public Debt ................................................................................307
Department of Veterans Affairs ................................................................................309
 

EXECUTIVE BRANCH: INDEPENDENT AGENCIES AND GOVERNMENT CORPORATIONS
Administrative Conference of the United States ................317
African Development Foundation.......................................320
Broadcasting Board of Governors .........................................320
Central Intelligence Agency..................................................323
Commodity Futures Trading Commission..............................324
Consumer Product Safety Commission ............................326
Corporation for National and Community Service ..............329
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board...........................332
Environmental Protection Agency....................................334
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission .................338
Export-Import Bank of the United States ......................341
Farm Credit Administration........................................343
Federal Communications Commission.............................346
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation................................350
Federal Election Commission......................................................353
Federal Housing Finance Agency ...........................................354
Federal Labor Relations Authority.................................356
Federal Maritime Commission.......................................359
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service ......................362
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission ............363
Federal Reserve System .......................................365
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board ...........................369
Federal Trade Commission..........................................370
General Services Administration.................................373
Inter-American Foundation........................................................380
Merit Systems Protection Board ...................................................381
National Aeronautics and Space Administration ............................383
National Archives and Records Administration..............................388
National Capital Planning Commission ........................................397
National Credit Union Administration .........................................400
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities ...............401
National Endowment for the Arts..............................401
National Endowment for the Humanities................................402
Institute of Museum and Library Services...............................405
National Labor Relations Board..................................................407
National Mediation Board ......................................................410
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK).................413
National Science Foundation....................................................415
National Transportation Safety Board..............................479
Nuclear Regulatory Commission ...........................................423
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission .............426
Office of the Director of National Intelligence......................428
Office of Government Ethics..................................................430
Office of Personnel Management........................................432
Office of Special Counsel ........................................436
Overseas Private Investment Corporation ............................437
Peace Corps .........................................................439
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation..........................441
Postal Regulatory Commission....................................444
Railroad Retirement Board...............................................445
Securities and Exchange Commission......................................448
Selective Service System....................................................452
Small Business Administration..................................454
Social Security Administration............................................463
Tennessee Valley Authority ..............................................467
Trade and Development Agency.......................................468
United States Agency for International Development...............472
United States Commission on Civil Rights ..............................475
United States International Trade Commission.......................478
United States Postal Service.............................482
Boards, Commissions, and Committees.........................487
 

Quasi-Official Agencies
Legal Services Corporation ....................................................493
Smithsonian Institution ...............................................495
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts ........................505
National Gallery of Art..................................506
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars ...............508
State Justice Institute...................................509
United States Institute of Peace...........................................510
International Organizations
African Development Bank.................................................513
Asian Development Bank ..............................................513
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development..................514
Inter-American Defense Board....................................514
Inter-American Development Bank.....................................515
Inter-American Investment Corporation .............................515
International Monetary Fund .........................................515
International Organization for Migration .................................517
Organization of American States ....................................517
United Nations......................................................................518
World Bank Group ...................................................520
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development..........521
International Development Association.............................521
International Finance Corporation..............................521
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency ...........................522
International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes ...522
Other International Organizations.....................523
Selected Bilateral Organizations............................................527
Commonly Used Agency Acronyms..........................................529
History of Agency Organizational Changes .................................537
NAME INDEX.........................................................................599

Audience

This annual reference book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the organization and function of the United States Federal Government agencies and quasi-agency organizations  that may receive Federal appropriated funds for some of their operations.

Product Details

USA Price:
$7.99
Publisher:
U.S. National Archives and Records Adminitration/NARA
Author:
  • Office of the Federal Register
Year/Pages:
2013/620 pages

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