United States Government Manual 2013: The Official Handbook of the Federal Government

United States Government Manual 2013: The Official Handbook of the Federal Government

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620871058
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 620
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

The National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA) is an independent agency of the United States government charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records and with increasing public access to those documents. NARA is officially responsible for maintaining and publishing the legally authentic and authoritative copies of acts of
Congress, residential proclamations and executive orders, and federal regulations.

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 69

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 86

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 419

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

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