Law Enforcement Resources
- Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
- Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
- National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- U.S. Marshals Service (USMS)
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
- Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- U.S. Secret Service (USSS)
Additional Federal Government Resources
The Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs which promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation promotes the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of our nation’s diverse historic resources, and advises the President and the Congress on national historic preservation policy.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. AHRQ priorities are described.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR protects communities from harmful health effects related to exposure to natural and man-made hazardous substances. We do this by responding to environmental health emergencies; investigating emerging environmental health threats; conducting research on the health impacts of hazardous waste sites; and building capabilities of and providing actionable guidance to state and local health partners.
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table.
The Arctic Health website is a central source for information on diverse aspects of the Arctic environment and the health of northern peoples.
The ACPD reviews and responds to consumer complaints and promotes awareness and understanding of consumer rights through online consumer information and education.
ATF is a law enforcement agency in the United States’ Department of Justice that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. We partner with communities, industries, law enforcement, and public safety agencies to safeguard the public we serve through information sharing, training, research, and use of technology.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s mission is to develop and produce United States currency notes, trusted worldwide. BEP’s vision is to be the world standard securities printer providing its customers and the public with superior products through excellence in manufacturing and innovation.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ mission is to enhance the quality of life, to promote economic opportunity, and to carry out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.
BJA helps to make American communities safer by strengthening the nation's criminal justice system: Its grants, training and technical assistance, and policy development services provide state, local, and tribal governments with the cutting edge tools and best practices they need to reduce violent and drug-related crime, support law enforcement, and combat victimization.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are accurate, objective, relevant, timely, and accessible.
The Bureau of Land Management's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
The mission of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is to foster open, transparent, competitive, and financially sound markets. By working to avoid systemic risk, the Commission aims to protect market users and their funds, consumers, and the public from fraud, manipulation, and abusive practices related to derivatives and other products that are subject to the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA).
The vision of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (the CDFI Fund) is an America in which all people and communities have access to the investment capital and financial services they need to prosper.
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is the federal agency that leads service, volunteering, and grant-making efforts in the United States. CNCS helps millions of Americans improve their lives and the lives of their fellow citizens through service. They work hand-in-hand with local partners to tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle our country's most pressing challenges. CNCS is made up of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Volunteer Generation Fund.
- Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.
- Department of Commerce (DOC)
The Department of Commerce promotes job creation and economic growth by ensuring fair and reciprocal trade, providing the data necessary to support commerce and constitutional democracy, and fostering innovation by setting standards and conducting foundational research and development.
- Department of Energy (DOE)
The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.
A decent, safe, and sanitary home and suitable living environment for every American. Fighting for fair housing, Increasing affordable housing & home ownership. Reducing homelessness, Promoting jobs and economic opportunity. Empowering people and communities Restoring the public trust
The Department of the Interior (DOI) conserves and manages the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of the American people, provides scientific and other information about natural resources and natural hazards to address societal challenges and create opportunities for the American people, and honors the Nation’s trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities to help them prosper.
- Department of Justice (DOJ)
To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
- Department of Labor (DOL)
To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
The U.S. Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity.
The mission of the DOT is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
The Mission of the Department of the Treasury is to: Promote Prosperous and Stable American and World Economies; Manage the Government's Finances; Protect Our Financial Systems and Our Nation's Leaders, and Foster a Safe and Drug-Free America; Continue to Build a Strong Institution for the Future.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) vision is to provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned - and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.
The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.
The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is committed to educating and assisting the nearly 149 million workers, retirees and their families covered by approximately 703,000 private retirement plans, 2.3 million health plans, and similar numbers of other welfare benefit plans holding approximately $9.4 trillion in assets; as well as plan sponsors and members of the employee benefits community.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
The mission of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities by leading the nation in the enforcement, administration, development, and public understanding of federal fair housing policies and laws.
- Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.
The FAA's primary focus is aviation safety.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).
The mission of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), an independent government agency, is to encourage competition in all communications markets and to protect the public interest. In response to direction from the Congress, the FCC develops and implements policy concerning interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.
The Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) was established in February 2000 as the result of a merger of the Citizen Information Center (CIC) and the Federal Information Center (FIC). The merger combined the CIC website (www.pueblo.gsa.gov), the Consumer Information Catalog, and the Pueblo publication distribution program with the FIC nationwide toll-free telephone assistance center. The new FCIC now serves as a trusted one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insures deposits up to $100,000 in virtually all banks and savings associations and promotes the safety and soundness of insured depository institutions and the U.S. financial system. The FDIC also is the primary federal regulator of state-chartered banks that are not members of the Federal Reserve System.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (Federal Emergency Management Agency )
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (Federal Emergency Management Agency ) , an independent agency of the federal government, reduces loss of life and property and protects our nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is an independent regulatory agency within the Department of Energy that regulates the transmission and sale for resale of natural gas in interstate commerce; regulates the transmission of oil by pipeline in interstate commerce; regulates the transmission and wholesale sales of electricity in interstate commerce; licenses and inspects private, municipal and state hydroelectric projects; oversees related environmental matters and administers accounting and financial reporting regulations and conducts of jurisdictional companies.
The Council is a formal interagency body empowered to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms for the federal examination of financial institutions by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) and to make recommendations to promote uniformity in the supervision of financial institutions.
The vision of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is to create the best transportation system in the world for the American people through proactive leadership, innovation, and excellence in service. We also provide expertise, resources, and information to continually improve the quality of our nation's highway system and its intermodal connections. We undertake this mission in cooperation with all of our partners to enhance the country's economic vitality, quality of life, and the environment.
Formerly a part of the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.
The Federal Railroad Administration promotes safe, environmentally sound, successful railroad transportation to meet current and future needs of all customers. We encourage policies and investment in infrastructure and technology to enable rail to realize its full potential.
Federal Reserve System (FED)
The Federal Reserve System (FED), the central bank of the U. S., supervises and regulates banking institutions to ensure the safety and soundness of the nation's banking and financial system and to protect the credit rights of consumers.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection authority, works For The Consumer. The FTC provides consumers practical information about the law and how to identify and avoid fraud and deception in the marketplace. Consumers can file a complaint with the FTC by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP or by using the online complaint form at www.ftc.gov.
The Federal Government, through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), provides financial and technical assistance to the local transit systems.
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
The mission of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is to support and strengthen domestic and international anti-money laundering efforts and to foster interagency and global cooperation to that end through information collection, analysis and sharing, technological assistance, and innovative and cost-effective implementation of Treasury authorities.
The Financial Management Service (FMS) a division of the Treasury Department, is the federal government's financial manager, central disburser, and collections agent, as well as its accountant and reporter of financial information.
Fire Administration (USFA)
The mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is to provide leadership, coordination and support for the Nation's fire prevention and control, fire training and education, and emergency medical services activities. Through these activities, USFA saves lives and reduces injuries and property losses due to fire.
Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service's major responsibilities are for migratory birds, endangered species, certain marine mammals, and freshwater and anadromous fish.
The Food and Drug Administration, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, scrutinizes food, cosmetics, medicines, medical devices, and radiation-emitting products, such as microwave ovens, to ensure that they are safe, wholesome, and will not cause human injury or harm. The FDA has similar responsibility for feed and drugs for farm animals and pets.
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), formerly known as the Food and Consumer Service, administers the nutrition assistance programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The mission of FNS is to provide children and needy families better access to food and a more healthful diet through its food assistance programs and comprehensive nutrition education efforts.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that ensures that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged as required by federal law.
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that represents the diverse interests of U.S. farmers and the food and agricultural sector abroad. It also collects, analyzes, and disseminates information about global supply and demand, trade trends, and emerging market opportunities.
Forest Service (FS)
The Forest Service (FS), in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, manages the nation's 155 National Forests and 20 grasslands. Under the multiple-use concept, lands are managed for timber production, environmental quality, wildlife habitat, cultural preservation, and recreation.
The General Accounting Office is the investigative arm of Congress. GAO exists to support the Congress in meeting its Constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and accountability of the federal government for the American people. GAO examines the use of public funds, evaluates federal programs and activities, and provides analyses, options, recommendations, and other assistance to help the Congress make effective oversight, policy, and funding decisions.
GSA provides expertly managed space, supplies, services, and solutions, at the best value, to enable Federal employees to accomplish their missions. GSA is about great work environments -- wherever government works, whether in an office building, a warehouse, a national forest, or a government car. In support of this mission, GSA provides workspace, security, furniture, equipment, supplies, tools, computers, and telephones.
The mission of Ginnie Mae -- the Government National Mortgage Association -- is to support expanded affordable housing in America by providing an efficient government-guaranteed secondary market vehicle linking the capital markets with Federal housing markets
GovBenefits is a partnership of many Federal agencies and organizations with a shared vision -- to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs.
GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. These product include free online use of over 1,500 databases of Federal information in over 80 applications such as The Code of Federal Regulations, The Federal Register, and The United States Code.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) directs national health programs which improve the health of the Nation by assuring quality health care to underserved, vulnerable and special-need populations and by promoting appropriate health professions workforce capacity and practice, particularly in primary care and public health.
The new department's first priority is to protect the nation against further terrorist attacks. Component agencies will analyze threats and intelligence, guard our borders and airports, protect our critical infrastructure, and coordinate the response of our nation for future emergencies.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service is a Federal agency within the US Department of Justice (DOJ) that administers the nation's immigration laws.
Indian Health Service (IHS)
The Indian Health Service (I H S) is an agency within the U S Dept. of Health and Human Services and is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The Information Resource Center provides information on the U.S. Department of Education's priorities, publications, and programs as well as how to get involved in improving education in your community.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.
Maritime Administration (MARAD)
The overall mission of the Maritime Administration (MARAD) is to promote the development and maintenance of an adequate, well-balanced, United States merchant marine, sufficient to carry the Nation's domestic waterborne commerce and a substantial portion of its waterborne foreign commerce, and capable of serving as a naval and military auxiliary in time of war or national emergency.
The mission of Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) is to facilitate the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and to ensure the health and care of animals and plants while improving competitiveness and the economy for the overall benefit of both consumers and American agriculture.
The mission of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is to administer the provisions of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) and to enforce compliance with mandatory safety and health standards as a means to eliminate fatal accidents; to reduce the frequency and severity of nonfatal accidents; to minimize health hazards; and to promote improved safety and health conditions in the Nation's mines. MSHA carries out the mandates of the Mine Act at all mining and mineral processing operations in the United States, regardless of size, number of employees, commodity mined, or method of extraction.
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) of the United States Department of Commerce is the only Federal agency specifically created to encourage the creation, growth, and expansion of minority-owned businesses in the United States.
National Agricultural Library serves as a National Library of the United States and as the Library of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The NASS mission is to serve the basic agricultural and rural data needs of the people of the United States, those working in agriculture, and those living in rural communities by objectively providing important, usable, and accurate statistical information and services for informed decision making.
NASA's mission is to: Explore, use, and enable the development of space for human enterprise; Advance scientific knowledge and understanding of the Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe and use the environment of space for research; Research, develop, verify, and transfer advanced aeronautics, space, and related technologies.
NARA is an independent Federal agency that helps preserve our nation's history by overseeing the management of all Federal records.
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
The National Cemetery Administration (NCA) honors Veterans with a final resting place and lasting memorials that commemorate their service to our nation.
The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities. NCD is composed of 15 members appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
The National Credit Union Administration is an independent federal agency that supervises and insures 6,707 federal credit unions and insures 4,134 state-chartered credit unions. It is entirely funded by credit unions and receives no tax dollars.
National Eye Institute (NEI)
The National Eye Institute (NEI) supports more than 80 percent of the vision research conducted in the United States at approximately 250 medical centers, hospitals, universities, and other institutions. In addition, the Institute conducts studies in its own facilities in Bethesda, Maryland to combat the myriad of eye disorders affecting millions of people worldwide.
The NFIP makes Federally-backed flood insurance available in communities that agree to adopt and enforce floodplain management ordinances to reduce future flood damage. National Flood Insurance is available in more than 18,000 communities across the United States and it's territories.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in the Department of Transportation, is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries, and economic loss caused by motor vehicle crashes. NHTSA establishes and enforces safety performance standards for motor vehicles- and items of motor vehicle equipment and conducts public safety programs.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) was originally established in 1989 as The National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR). Its mission is to head the Human Genome Project for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) provides the major support for scientists conducting research aimed at developing better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent the many infectious, immunologic and allergic diseases that afflict people worldwide.
The mission of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering is to improve health by promoting fundamental discoveries, design and development, and translation and assessment of technological capabilities in biomedical imaging and bioengineering, enabled by relevant areas of information science, physics, chemistry, mathematics, materials science, and computer sciences.
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NICHD conducts and supports laboratory, clinical and epidemiological research on the reproductive, neurobiologic, developmental, and behavioral processes that determine and maintain the health of children, adults, families and populations.
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NIDCR's mission is to promote the general health of the American people by improving their oral, ental and craniofacial health.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The Institute supports much of the clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields as well as many basic science disciplines.
National Institute of Mental Health, a component of the National Institutes of Health, conducts and supports research that seeks to understand, treat, and prevent mental illness.
The NINDS, a component of the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Public Health Service, is a lead agency for the Congressionally designated Decade of the Brain, and the leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system.
The National Institute of Nursing Research supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span--from management of patients during illness and recovery to the reduction of risks for disease and disability and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology was established by Congress "to assist industry in the development of technology ... needed to improve product quality, to modernize manufacturing processes, to ensure product reliability ... and to facilitate rapid commercialization ... of products based on new scientific discoveries."
The National Institute on Aging provides leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people.
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components: The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is to ensure the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and policy.
The National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education (ECI) was created to carry out a comprehensive program of research, development, and dissemination to improve early childhood development and learning.
National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students (At-Risk Institute)
The At-Risk Institute supports a range of research and development activities designed to improve the education of students at risk of educational failure because of limited English proficiency, poverty, race, geographic location, or economic disadvantage.
The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by: conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helping in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication of biomedical information.
The National Kidney Disease Education Program is part of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA.
The National Kidney Disease Education Program is part of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA.
The National Libary of Education (NLE) is the federal government's main resource center for education information.
The The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials in all areas of biomedicine and health care, as well as works on biomedical aspects of technology, the humanities, and the physical, life, and social sciences. The collections stand at 5.3 million items--books, journals, technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs and images. Housed within the Library is one of the world's finest medical history collections of old and rare medical texts, manuscripts, and incunabula.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) within the Department of Commerce (DOC), provides weather and flood warnings, public forecasts and advisories for all of the U.S., its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, primarily for the protection of life and property. DOC's National Weather Service (NWS) data and products are provided to private meteorologists for the provision of all specialized services.
National Park Service (NPS)
The National Park Service (NPS) bureau of the U.S. Department of Interior preserves unimpaired natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
The National Science Foundation is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research and education projects in science and engineering.
The National Security Council is the President's principal forum for considering national security and foreign policy matters with his senior national security advisors and cabinet officials.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the Executive Branch's principal voice on domestic and international telecommunications and information technology issues. NTIA works to spur innovation, encourage competition, help create jobs and provide consumers with more choices and better quality telecommunications products and services at lower prices.
The National Transportation Library is administered by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics in cooperation with the Transportation Administrative Services Center (TASC), the operating administrations, and the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The National Transportation Library contains documents and databases provided from throughout the transportation community.
National Weather Service (NWS)
The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community.
The National Women's Health Information Center is a service of the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. The NWHIC provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women's health information resources.
The mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America's workers. To accomplish this, federal and state governments must work in partnership with the more than 100 million working men and women and their six and a half million employers who are covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
The Department of State is responsible for providing authentication service to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals on all documents that will be used overseas. The Authentications Office receives a variety of documents from commercial organizations, private citizens, and officials of the Federal and State Governments. The Office is responsible for issuing certificates under the Seal of the Department of State.
The Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs helps school districts meet their responsibility to provide equal education opportunity to limited English proficient children.
Office of Civil Rights (Department of Education)
The mission of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.
The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) was established within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and manage a Federal system for disposing of all spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear reactors and high-level radioactive waste resulting from atomic energy defense activities.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) charters, regulates, and supervises national banks to ensure a safe, sound and competitive banking system that supports the citizens, communities and economy of the United States.
The mission of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education is to promote academic excellence, enhance educational opportunities and equity for all of America's children and families, and to improve the quality of teaching and learning by providing leadership, technical assistance and financial support.
The mission of EERE is to create and sustain American leadership in the transition to a global clean energy economy. Its vision is a strong and prosperous America powered by clean, affordable, and secure energy.
The Office of Environment, Safety and Health is the Departmental advocate for excellence in programs to protect the environment, as well as the health and safety of workers at Department of Energy facilities and the public. The Office's central role as a Department-wide resource has been developed with the participation of a wide range of Stakeholders, and reflects the Office's statutory and regulatory mandates.
The mission of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities by leading the nation in the enforcement, administration, development, and public understanding of federal fair housing policies and laws.
The Office of Financial Education focuses the Department of the Treasury's financial education policymaking, raises awareness about the need for financial education, and provides information about financial education resources throughout the federal government.
The Office of Global Programs (OGP) leads the NOAA Climate and Global Change (C&GC) Program . NOAA has the primary responsibility within the Federal Government to routinely provide climate forecasts and products to the Nation.
The OJJDP Web site is designed to provide information and resources on both general areas of interest about juvenile justice and delinquency including conferences, funding opportunities, and new publications and the comprehensive strategy as a framework for communities to combat youth crime.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) assists the President in the development and execution of his policies and programs. OMB has a hand in the development and resolution of all budget, policy, legislative, regulatory, procurement, and management issues on behalf of the President.
The Office of Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring (OMHAR) was established by the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA) to administer the Mark-to-Market program.
The three functions of the Office of Non-Public Education are: to foster maximum participation of non-public school students in all federal education programs for which they are eligible; to recommend to the Secretary changes in law, regulations, or policies that would increase the availability of educational services to non-public school students; and to review departmental programs and procedures to ensure that services for non-public school students are provided as required by law.
This site provides information about the Department of Energy's programs in the areas of nuclear power research and development, space power systems, isotope production and distribution, facilities management, and science education.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the federal government's human resources agency. OPM ensures that the civil service remains free of political influence and that federal employees are selected and treated fairly on the basis of merit.
The mission of the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is to protect public health and the environment from the risks posed by pesticides and to promote safer means of pest control.
The Office of Postsecondary Education is responsible for formulating federal postsecondary education policy and administering programs that provide assistance to postsecondary education institutions and to students pursuing programs of postsecondary education.
The Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) is under the direction of the Assistant Secretary for Health, who serves as the Senior Advisor on public health and science issues to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Office serves as the focal point for leadership and coordination across the Department in public health and science; provides direction to program offices within OPHS; and provides advice and counsel on public health and science issues to the Secretary.
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was created to provide the President with timely policy advice and to coordinate the science and technology investment.
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) supports programs that assist in educating children with special needs, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities, and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.
The OTS is the primary regulator of all federal and many state-chartered thrift institutions, which include savings banks and savings and loan associations.
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in the U.S. Department of Justice, oversees programs that benefit victims of crime, funds state victim assistance and compensation programs, and supports training for criminal justice and allied professionals about crime victims' rights and needs.
The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) supports a wide range of programs and activities that help young people and adults obtain the knowledge and skills they need for successful careers and productive lives.
The Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, in the Department of Education, was developed to increase opportunities for families to be more involved in their children's learning at school and at home and to use family-school-community partnerships to strengthen schools and improve student achievement.
Patent And Trademark Office (USPTO)
The PTO promotes industrial and technological progress in the United States and strengthens the national economy by: Administering the laws relating to patents and trademarks; Advising the Secretary of Commerce, the President of the United States, and the administration on patent, trademark, and copyright protection; and Advising the Secretary of Commerce, the President of the United States, and the Administration on the trade-related aspects of intellectual property.
The mission of the Peace Corps is to help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women. To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served. To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
Postal Service (USPS)
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is the federal government's provider of postal products and services.
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS) serves as a catalyst to promote, encourage and motivate Americans of all ages to become physically active and participate in sports.
The mission of HUD's Public and Indian Housing is to ensure safe, decent, and affordable housing; create opportunities for residents' self-sufficiency and economic independence; and assure fiscal integrity by all program participants.
Ready.gov is a common sense framework designed to launch a process of learning about citizen preparedness. One of the primary mandates of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is to educate the public, on a continuing basis, about how to be prepared in case of a national emergency - including a possible terrorist attack.
The Research, Education, and Economics mission area of USDA is dedicated to the creation of a safe, sustainable, competitive U.S. food and fiber system and strong, healthy communities, families, and youth through integrated research, analysis, and education.
USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforces the laws that ensure the fairness of the securities markets and that guarantee that investors have access to all material information concerning publicly traded securities.
The U.S. Small Business Administration, established in 1953, provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. With a portfolio of business loans, loan guarantees and disaster loans worth more than $45 billion, SBA is the nation's largest single financial backer of small businesses. Last year, the SBA offered management and technical assistance to more than one million small business owners. The SBA also plays a major role in the government's disaster relief efforts by making low-interest recovery loans to both homeowners and businesses.
The mission of the SSA is to promote the economic security of the nation's people through compassionate and vigilant leadership in shaping and managing's America's social security programs.
The mission of the U.S. State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs is to administer laws, formulate regulations and implement policies relating to the broad range of consular services provided to American citizens abroad. The Bureau issues Passports, Consular Information Sheets, Travel Warnings and Public Announcements concerning conditions in countries where Americans may be planning to visit or reside.
The Technology Administration (TA) is the only Federal agency working to maximize technology's contribution to America's economic growth. Here you will find information about our programs, services, press releases, publications, and speeches. Please visit our site regularly to find all the latest news from TA and its three agencies: the Office of Technology Policy (OTP), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a unique federal corporation that is the nation's largest producer of public power, the steward of the Tennessee River system, and a regional economic development agency.
Trade Information Center (TIC)
The Trade Information Center (TIC) is a comprehensive resource for information on all U.S. Federal Government export assistance programs. The Center is operated by the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce for the 20 federal agencies comprising the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC). These agencies are responsible for managing the U.S. Government's export promotion programs and activities.
The Transportation Security Administration protects the Nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.
The mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is to manage and execute engineering, construction, and real estate programs for the US Army and Air Force, and for other federal agencies and foreign governments as assigned; to supervise research and development in support of these programs; to manage and execute Army installation support programs; to develop and maintain capability to mobilize in response to national security emergencies, domestic emergencies, and emergency water planning programs; and to support Army space initiatives.
Founded in the 1790's as part of the Department of Treasury, the United States Coast Guard is now part of the Department of Transportation, protecting U.S. interests at home and around the world. In peacetime and during war, the Coast Guard is at work around the clock, 365 days a year, patrolling shores, saving lives, protecting property and enhancing the flow of commerce. From helping the victims of floods and storms, to keeping millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs from flooding American communities, to teaching boating safety and cleaning up oil spills, the Coast Guard is, like its motto, Semper Paratus, Always Ready.
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR)
The United States Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding agency of the executive branch first established under the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
The mission of the U.S. Customs Service is to ensure that all goods and persons entering and exiting the United States do so in accordance with all U.S. laws and regulations.
The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.
The primary mission of the U.S. Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent agency established by the U.S. Congress under the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to ensure adequate protection of the public health and safety, the common defense and security, and the environment in the use of nuclear materials in the United States.
The Secret Service's mission is two fold: protection of the President, Vice President and others; and protection of our nation's financial system.
The VBA portion of the VA is charged with administering and delivering benefits to these recipients in as efficiently and timely a fashion as possible. The benefit programs provide financial and other types of assistance to veterans, their dependents, and their survivors.
The mission of the agency is to help veterans, reservists, and National Guard members in securing employment and the rights and benefits associated with such, through existing programs, the coordination and merger of programs, and the implementation of new programs.
The mission of the veterans healthcare system is to serve the needs of America's veterans. It does this by providing specialized care for service-connected veterans, primary care, and related medical and social support services.
The Violence Against Women Office of the Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice was created in 1995 to implement the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and to lead the national effort to stop domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking of women.
- Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division mission is to promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the Nation's workforce.
This is the site of the Executive Office of the President.
ONAP was created by President Clinton and Vice President Gore to provide broad policy guidance and leadership on the Federal government's response to the AIDS epidemic.
The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program, the goals of which are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking; drug-related crime and violence; and drug-related health consequences.
The Women's Bureau is the single unit at the Federal government level exclusively concerned with serving and promoting the interests of working women.