Administration for Children and Families
Collects information to evaluate its programs for children and youth, such as Head Start, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, child support enforcement, adoption assistance, foster care, child care, and child abuse programs.
(ACF) Dept of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Produces and disseminates information about the cost, quality, access, and medical effectiveness of health care. AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys provide public and private sector decision makers with timely national estimates of health care use and expenditures; private and public health insurance coverage; and the availability, costs, and scope of private health insurance benefits among the U.S. population. AHRQ prepares analyses of changes in behavior as a result of market forces or policy changes on health care use, expenditures, and insurance coverage; develops cost/savings estimates of proposed changes in policy; and identifies the impact of changes in policy for key groups in the population.
(AHCPR) Dept of Health and Human Services
Agency for International Development
Collects and analyzes data to assist developing countries in planning and evaluating population and health programs and programs for socioeconomic development, and to understand trends across countries and emerging problems. Statistical activities include measuring the impact of immunizations, HIV/AIDS, and other infectious diseases, and studying methodological approaches to collecting the core data needed for program planning, monitoring, surveillance, and evaluation.
(AID) Independent agency
Administration on Aging
Collects data to assess the quality and impact of supportive services to the elderly and to measure the effectiveness of programs for the aging. AoA also compiles demographic and social data on the elderly from Federal surveys for the purpose of research on the needs of the elderly.
(AoA) Dept of Health and Human Services
Agricultural Research Service
Conducts research and provides information to ensure safe food and other agricultural products, assess the nutritional needs of Americans, sustain a competitive agricultural economy, enhance the natural resource base and the environment, and provide economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole. Monitors and assesses food consumption and related behavior of the U.S. population by conducting surveys and providing information for food and nutrition-related programs and public policy decisions.
(ARS) Dept of Agriculture
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Conducts public health assessments, health studies, and health surveillance for those exposed to hazardous materials, and maintains exposure and disease registries for long- term follow-up or specific scientific studies. ATSDR analyzes the statistical significance of human disease, biomarkers, and other health outcomes in the presence of environmental contamination to establish possible relationships between exposure and health.
(ATSDR) Dept of Health and Human Services
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Oversees and coordinates the research and statistical functions for all broadcasting entities under its purview, including the Voice of America, Office of Cuba Broadcasting, Radio Free Asia, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Middle East Broadcasting Networks. The BBG consolidates its research function into a centralized International Audience Research Project so that all entities and broadcasters can be assured of current, reliable and statistically valid market and audience research on a periodic basis. In addition, the BBG oversees a priority schedule of research projects and monitors the individual research projects to ensure that they adhere to high professional standards and utilize the latest and most appropriate research and statistical methodologies.
(BBG) Independent agency
Bureau of Economic Analysis
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis is one of the world's leading
statistical agencies. Located within the U.S. Department of Commerce,
BEA is responsible for preparing the national economic accounts of the
United States including Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Personal Income,
Corporate Profits and International Transactions Statistics.
The accounts, which cover national, international, regional, and
industry statistics present essential information on such key issues as
economic growth, the nation's position in the world economy, regional
economic development, and the relationships among industries These
closely watched statistics are key ingredients in critical decisions
affecting monetary policy, tax and budget projections, and business
BEA obtains data from a wide range of government and private sources,
conducts research and analysis, develops methodologies, and provides its
statistics to the public free of charge. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis is one of the w
(BEA) Dept of Commerce
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates statistical information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. BJS provides technical and financial support to state governments in developing capabilities in criminal justice statistics and improving their criminal history records and information systems.
(BJS) Dept of Justice
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Produces statistics on employment and unemployment; projections of the labor force and employment by industry and occupation; consumer expenditures; prices and inflation at various levels of the economy; wages and employee benefits; collective bargaining; and productivity and technological changes in U.S. industries. Collects and reports data on the occurrence of work-related injuries and illnesses in private industry and on work-related fatal injuries in private and public-sector establishments, including the self-employed.
(BLS) Dept of Labor
Bureau of Prisons
Conducts studies on topics such as population projection models; inmate classification; the association of inmate participation in education, training, and industry programs to post-release employment; staff and inmate perceptions of social climate in institutions; the effectiveness of drug and sex offender treatment programs; the impact of religious experience on prison adjustment; the prevalence of mental health conditions among the inmate population; privatization; and inmate and staff misconduct. The National Institute of Corrections within BoP focuses its research on areas of emerging interest and concern to corrections practitioners.
(BOP) Dept of Justice
Bureau of Reclamation
Collects and analyzes data to characterize the water quality of reservoirs and streams affected by reclamation facility operations in high priority watersheds in the western part of the United States.
(BOR) Dept of Interior
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Compiles, analyzes, and makes accessible information on the Nation's transportation systems; collects information on intermodal transportation and other areas; and enhances the quality and effectiveness of DOT's statistical programs through research, development of guidelines, and promotion of improvements in data acquisition and use.
(BTS) Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Dept of Transportation
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Collects and verifies tariff and trade data that are tabulated, analyzed, and disseminated by the Census Bureau. Additionally, CBP collects entry data on aliens entering the United States and denied admission, and produces statistical measures used to address trade compliance issues, identify questionable import activity, and identify importers for audit purposes.
(CBP) Dept of Homeland Security
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides data on morbidity, epidemiologic surveillance of infectious diseases, chronic diseases, occupational diseases and injuries, vaccine efficacy, and safety.
(CDC) Dept of Health and Human Services
U.S. Census Bureau
The principal source of periodic demographic data. Major programs include the Census of Population and Housing (decennial census) and the Intercensal Demographic Estimates. The Census Bureau's current demographic statistics program provides information on the number, geographic distribution, and social and economic characteristics of the population, including official estimates of income and poverty, estimates of health insurance coverage and homeownership rates, and a quarterly indicator of housing vacancies. The principal source of periodic economic data. Conducts several periodic censuses every five years, covering the years ending in two and seven and major programs include the Economic Census and Census of Governments. The Census Bureau's current economic statistics program provides information on retail and wholesale trade and selected service industries; construction activity, such as housing permits and starts, the value of new construction, residential alterations and repairs, and quarterly price ind
(CEN) Dept of Commerce
Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
Fosters coordination and collaboration and to enhance and improve consistency in the collection and reporting of Federal data on children and families. Also, the Forum aims to improve the reporting and dissemination of information on the status of children and families. The Forum's annual report, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, provides the Nation with a summary of national indicators of child well-being and monitors changes in these indicators over time.
(CHILD) Interagency forum
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Collects administrative data associated with oversight of the Medicare and Medicaid programs; studies the quality of care delivered by those programs; and sponsors a survey of current Medicare beneficiaries to obtain data on health care utilization and expenditures, including expenditures not covered by Medicare, the sources of health care coverage and payment, and the assets, income, health, functional status, work history, and family support systems of the Medicare population.
(CMS) Dept of Health and Human Services
Army Corps of Engineers
Collects and publishes statistical data on waterborne commerce and vessel operations in waterways, ports, and harbors of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center maintains a database to respond to special requests for data and to produce monthly, quarterly, and annual products including the annual five-volume Waterborne Commerce of the U.S. that summarizes trips and tonnage by ports and waterways.
(CORPS) Dept of Defense
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Conducts data collection, analysis, and dissemination activities on consumer product-related hazards and potential hazards. As part of its statistical program, CPSC maintains the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) that provides national consumer product-related injury statistics based on the reporting of a sample of hospital emergency rooms. CPSC also collects data on non-consumer product-related injuries.
(CPSC) Independent agency
Defense Manpower Data Center, Statistical Information Analysis Division
Maintains the largest archive of personnel, manpower, and training data in the Dept of Defense. DMDC's statistical activities include the personnel survey program, an enlistment testing program to support screening of military applicants, and a client support program to provide statistical support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Collects Dept of Defense contract information in support of national economic indicators and the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program. DMDC also produces statistics on DOD purchases from educational and nonprofit institutions and from state and local governments.
(DMDC) Dept of Defense
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Collects data from public and private employers and union and labor organizations about the composition of their workforces by sex, race, and ethnicity. These data are used to carry out EEOC's enforcement activities under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
(EEOC) Independent agency
Office of Health, Safety, and Security
Supports projects associated with epidemiologic and worker medical surveillance and the United States Transuranium and Uranium Registries. The United States Transuranium and Uranium Registries analyze the distribution of radioactive elements in the body to ensure that radiological protection standards and workplace control measures for occupational exposures to plutonium, uranium, and other long-lived radioactive materials are protective of worker health. Supports the Russian health effects studies. The Russian Health Effects Studies are a joint effort by the United States and Russia to conduct epidemiologic studies on the health effects of exposure to radiation.
(EH) Dept of Energy
Energy Information Administration
Collects and disseminates information on energy reserves, production, consumption, distribution, prices, technology, and related international, economic, and financial matters. EIA's programs include data on coal, petroleum, natural gas, and electric and nuclear energy. EIA maintains a comprehensive energy database, disseminates energy data and analyses for a wide variety of customers in the public and private sectors, maintains the National Energy Modeling System for mid-term energy markets analysis and forecasting, maintains the Short-Term Integrated Forecasting System for near-term energy market analysis and forecasting, conducts customer forums and surveys to maintain an up-to-date product and service mix, and maintains systems supporting the electronic dissemination of energy data.
(EIA) Dept of Energy
Environmental Protection Agency
Monitors the quality of the air; drinking, surface, and ground water; ecosystem status; and the use and release of toxic or hazardous substances. EPA conducts research and studies to provide baseline data and to evaluate and support environmental monitoring systems. Projects include state and local programs to report ambient air quality levels of pollutants and estimated emissions of pollutants from major stationary sources, and projection of future air quality levels through models that take into account past air quality monitoring data and emissions data. Other statistical activities develop methods to document the distribution and determinants of exposure to pollutants experienced by the U.S. population, and methods to measure exposure to and the potential effects of pollutants on human health and ecosystems.
(EPA) Independent agency
Economic Research Service
Conducts research, commodity market projections, and outlook analyses, and develops economic and statistical indicators in the following areas: farming and farm households, commodity markets, agricultural trade, food and consumer economics, nutrition and feeding programs, natural resources and the environment, and the domestic rural economy.
(ERS) Dept of Agriculture
Economics and Statistics Administration
Carries out congressionally-mandated studies, such as the annual assessment of foreign direct investment in the United States. ESA disseminates current economic statistics through a subscription-based electronic system known as STAT-USA.
(ESA) Dept of Commerce
Employment Standards Administration
Supports surveys of occupational wages in selected industries to determine prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits for service occupations in Federal procurement activity.
(ESA/DOL) Dept of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Supports the collection and dissemination of local, state, and national occupational, wage, and other labor market information, as well as the production of Unemployment Insurance (UI) information, for administration of employment, training, and UI programs. ETA also conducts the annual National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS) that provides data on wage and migration history, type of crops worked, unemployment, benefits, housing, health care, and use of public programs. NAWS data are used in the formula to calculate resource allocations for the Workforce Investment Act section 167 Migrant and Seasonal Farm workers program.
(ETA) Dept of Labor
Foreign Agricultural Service
Maintains a worldwide agricultural market intelligence and commodity reporting service to provide U.S. farmers and traders with information on world agricultural production and trade for use in adjusting to changes in world demand for U.S. agricultural products. Reporting includes data on foreign government policies, analysis of supply and demand conditions, commercial trade relationships, and market opportunities. In addition to survey data, crop condition assessment relies heavily on computerized analyses of satellite, meteorological, agricultural, and related data. The FAS program serves as the analytical foundation for USDA's export programs and is an important source of information in trade policy efforts.
(FAS) Dept of Agriculture
Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Uniform Crime Reporting program collects data on the incidence of criminal acts as reported by 17,000 local law enforcement agencies nationwide and includes the following statistical programs: the National Incident-Based Reporting System, Federal Crime Reporting, Hate Crime Statistics Collection, and Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted. Data are collected on the following categories that comprise the Crime Index: murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Statistical information on arrests, property loss, and other factors relevant to criminal activity is also produced by the FBI.
(FBI) Dept of Justice
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Provides direct support to families and individuals recovering from disasters and evaluates disaster victims' satisfaction with services received and manner in which they were provided. FEMA also analyzes data from the National Incident Management System (NIMS) to help track compliance and implementation nationwide, to identify incident management and emergency related standards for potential adoption as NIMS standards for State and local government in compliance, and to test and evaluate the system.
(FEMA) Dept of Homeland Security
Federal Highway Administration
Collects, analyzes, and disseminates data on the Nation's highway system, including financing, travel, fuel consumption, vehicle registrations, highway system extent and safety, drivers licenses, and personal travel characteristics.
(FHWA) Dept of Transportation
Food and Nutrition Service
Conducts surveys, program evaluations, and studies to evaluate the Food Stamp, Child Nutrition, and other food assistance programs which it administers.
(FNS) Dept of Agriculture
Federal Railroad Administration
Collects and disseminates data on the Nation's railroad system, including traffic, safety, and accident reports, such as intermodal safety data for the geographic information system, and information on grade crossings and inspections.
(FRA) Dept of Transportation
Conducts renewable resource inventories of forest lands and collects statistics on forest products. These data are used to identify trends in the extent, condition, ownership, and quantity and quality of timber and other natural resources.
(FS) Dept of Agriculture
Federal Transit Administration
Maintains the primary database for statistics on the transit industry known as the National Transit Database. These data, which must be reported by every FTA formula grant recipient, are used to report to the Congress on the performance of the transit industry, to make transit service and investment planning decisions, and to apportion FTA formula funds. The FTA also collects and analyzes data related to safety and security, including drug and alcohol testing results of safety sensitive personnel.
(FTA) Dept of Transportation
Fish and Wildlife Service
Conducts annual surveys to monitor the fish and migratory bird populations, track diseases of cultured and wild fish, measure the changing status of waterfowl and game bird populations, and evaluate harvests by fishermen and hunters. It also conducts surveys of fish and wildlife associated recreation by the U.S. public and satisfaction surveys of visitors to the National Wildlife Refuge System.
(FWS) Dept of Interior
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing
Maintains and analyzes statistics on housing and property improvement loans and on housing or property insured or rehabilitated under HUD mortgage insurance programs, including the inventory of HUD-held mortgages or HUD-owned properties
(HOUSING) Dept of Housing and Urban Development
Health Resources and Services Administration
Collects data on general health services, the health professions workforce, and resource issues related to access, equity, quality, and cost of care. HRSA maintains the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients and the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry.
(HRSA) Dept of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service
Provides vital event, demographic, social, and economic statistics on American Indians and Alaska Natives living in IHS service areas, as well as patient care and morbidity information for those who use IHS services.
(IHS) Dept of Health and Human Services
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Through grants, contracts and cooperative agreements, supports the collection and analysis of data about how the public uses libraries, museums and online resources to support learning throughout the lifetime. Recent topics explored include an analysis of the health information seeking behaviors of seniors, the long and short term impacts of museum and zoo visitation, an exploration of query behaviors of users of online information, and the role of public libraries and community technology centers in providing online government information.
(IMLS) Independent agency
International Trade Administration
Collects and disseminates data on imports, exports, production, prices, and foreign direct investment in the United States, as well as other economic data to analyze domestic and foreign market situations. ITA also tracks data on tourism industries and international travel to and from the United States for many private sector firms. The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries in ITA maintains a web site to provide current statistical data to U.S. companies on international travel to and from the United States; provides projections of international arrivals to the United States; and conducts the In-Flight Survey of International Air Travelers, partially funded by states, cities, and the private sector.
(ITA) Dept of Commerce
Collects, maintains, and disseminates data on domestic and international transportation, vessel characteristics and itineraries, port facilities, shipbuilding and repair, ship values, financial reports and vessels' operating expenses, shipping activities, and maritime employment. MARAD also publishes reports on marine transportation and cruise passenger statistics, and conducts research on maritime issues.
(MARAD) Dept of Transportation
Minerals Management Service
Collects data on oil, gas, and minerals activities occurring on Federal and American Indian lands. This information is collected as a part of MMS's responsibility for the management of both the Outer Continental Shelf Lands and Minerals Revenue Management programs. The Minerals Management Service is responsible for resource evaluation and classification; lease management activities; and the collection, auditing, and distribution of revenues and production data from mineral leasing on Federal and Indian lands.
(MMS) Dept of Interior
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Collects and analyzes current information on employment and production, as well as on accidents, injuries, and illnesses in the mining industry. The data provide current accident, injury, and illness information to MSHA's enforcement personnel, and to engineering, education, and training staff. Statistics on accident causes are published and available to the mining industry and the general public at MSHA's web site.
(MSHA) Dept of Labor
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Collects remotely-sensed data to improve our understanding of and contribute to improved predictive capability for climate, weather, and natural hazards. Research and satellite programs study atmospheric chemistry and ozone, ocean surface height and winds as well as biological productivity, precipitation and the global hydrological cycle, the global carbon cycle and land surface and vegetation and ecosystems, and solid earth geophysics. Data assimilation is used to provide accurate and consistent estimates of the global distribution of a broad range of environmental parameters and to initialize forecast models.
(NASA) Independent agency
National Agricultural Statistics Service
Collects, summarizes, analyzes, and publishes agricultural production and marketing data on a wide range of items including number of farms and land in farms; acreage, yield, production, and stocks of grains, hay, oilseeds, cotton, potatoes, tobacco, fruits, selected vegetables, floriculture, and selected specialty crops; inventories and production of hogs, cattle, sheep and wool, goats and mohair, mink, catfish, trout, poultry, eggs, and dairy products; prices received by farmers for products, prices paid for commodities and services, and related indexes; cold storage supplies; agricultural chemical use; and related areas of the agricultural economy. The Census of Agriculture is conducted by NASS every five years to collect information on the number of farms; land use; production expenses; value of land, buildings, and farm products; farm size; characteristics of farm operators; market value of agricultural production sold; acreage of major crops; inventory of livestock and poultry; and farm irrigation pract
(NASS) Dept of Agriculture
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Supports research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), trains researchers in CAM, and disseminates information to the public and professionals on which CAM modalities work, which do not, and why.
(NCCAM) National Institutes of Health
National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance
Conducts studies that assess the impact of education programs on academic achievement, particularly in the areas of reading, mathematics, and science. NCEE also reviews selected evaluation work supported by others outside the department to assess the quality of studies and the significance of such evaluations for improving education.
(NCEE) Institute of Education Sciences, Dept of Education
National Center for Education Statistics
The principal Federal agency that collects and analyzes data on education in the United States. NCES maintains a survey program that provides information on children's health, early care, and early school experiences; on the condition of public and private education; and on libraries and information centers. It conducts studies of student financial aid, postsecondary faculty, and doctoral degree recipients, as well as transcript studies and various longitudinal studies. NCES collects and reports information on the academic performance of students as well as the literacy level of the adult population. The National Assessment of Educational Progress is NCES's primary tool for assessing what American elementary/secondary students know and can do in academic subjects. NCES also administers the Statewide Data Systems program, which provides grants to the states for the management and analysis of individual student data to improve student academic performance and close achievement gaps.
(NCES) Dept of Education
National Center for Health Statistics
Collects data on family formation, growth, and dissolution; and vital events (i.e., births and deaths). The principal agency that produces general-purpose health data. NCHS is responsible for the collection, maintenance, analysis, and dissemination of statistics on the nature and extent of the health, illness, and disability of the U.S. population; the impact of illness and disability on the economy; the effects of environmental, social, and other health hazards and health care costs and financing.
(NCHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Cancer Institute
Conducts extensive surveillance research on cancer incidence, mortality, morbidity, survival, patterns of cancer care, cancer risk factors and health practices, cost of care, health systems operations applied to cancer control, and progress against cancer.
(NCI) National Institutes of Health
National Eye Institute
Carries out studies of the causation, prevention, and treatment of eye diseases and vision disorders.
(NEI) National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Conducts basic epidemiological research related to heart, lung, and blood diseases, as well as research in theoretical statistics and biometric methods.
(NHLBI) National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Aging
Conducts research on aging and age-associated diseases and conditions using population-based epidemiological and biometric methods.
(NIA) National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Maintains the Alcohol Epidemiology Data System, a national repository of alcohol-related databases; sponsors a longitudinal survey of alcohol use, abuse, and dependence; and makes available information on alcohol-related policies adopted by state governments.
(NIAAA) National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
Coordinates a multi-centered clinical trial of a comprehensive intervention program to reduce asthma morbidity in inner city children; creates databases containing chemical structures and biological data in order to monitor and analyze developments in the chemotherapy of HIV and opportunistic infections; makes available information on clinical trials that evaluate experimental drug treatments; and supports training activities that include statistical and clinical research training on AIDS and emerging infectious diseases, as well as training in biostatistical and data management and methods for analysis of HIV vaccine trials.
(NIAID) National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease
Provides support to National Center for Health Statistics for the inclusion of a dermatologic component and to perform body composition examinations and laboratory tests for Bone Alkaline Phosphates in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The Institute also provides support for the arthritis component of the National Health Interview Survey.
(NIAMS) National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Directs an epidemiological and statistical program that includes research on risk factors of adverse pregnancy outcomes, coordinates clinical trials for the evaluation of strategies of obstetric management and neonatal intensive care, and analyzes data to understand recent trends in indicators of maternal and child health.
(NICHD) National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Supports research on the nature, patterns, extent, causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of drug abuse and works with state, Federal, and international governmental agencies to develop drug abuse surveillance capability through the establishment of epidemiology networks.
(NIDA) National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Studies the impact of sociodemographic and economic trends on oral health, surveys oral health knowledge and practices of health providers, and investigates the oral health status of populations. The Institute also provides support to National Center for Health Statistics for the inclusion of an oral health component in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
(NIDCR) National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Supports national data centers that coordinate data collection activities of burn injury, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury model systems program grantees and provide technical assistance on data collection methodology. In addition, NIDRR funds a Rehabilitation Research Training Center on demographics and statistics and funds a small number of field-initiated projects that conduct secondary analyses on existing data sets.
(NIDRR) Dept of Education
National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director
Supports data collections and analyses examining populations training for and participating in medical research as well as biological and medical sciences instrumentation and research facilities, and maintains a database on characteristics of America's medical school faculties.
(NIH) National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health
Provides biostatistical analysis and data management for studies in support of its mission to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.
(NIMH) National Institutes of Health
National Marine Fisheries Service
Focuses on domestic commercial and recreational fisheries, fishery management monitoring, and stock assessments of the health of living marine resources. NMFS is responsible for data on the volume and value of commercial fish and shellfish landings, the catch by recreational fishermen, employment of people and craft in the fisheries, number of recreational fishermen, production of manufactured fishery products, and fishery prices.
(NMFS) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Gathers worldwide environmental data about the oceans, earth, air, space, and sun and their interactions to describe and predict the state of the physical environment. In fulfillment of this mission, the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) maintains national data centers that preserve and disseminate the agency's climatic, oceanographic, and geophysical data and selected environmental information collected by other agencies.
(NOAA) Dept of Commerce
National Park Service
Supports research on water quality assessment in nationally owned public lands and natural resources, including studies of flood hazards, forest geomorphology, and ground water of campground areas. NPS's Public Use Statistics Program gathers, compiles, and issues public use data for forecasting future demand for services, planning for resource mitigation activities, and initiating marketing strategies. The Social Science Program conducts research on recreation and other visits to units of the National Park System, recreation demand and associated impacts on park resources, diversity of park visitors, non-visitors, employees and local communities, needs of special populations, visitor use management, and visitor satisfaction. NPS also conducts surveys to monitor the condition of key natural resources in parks to inform park managers of changes in resource conditions and the effectiveness of management actions.
(NPS) Dept of Interior
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Conducts soil surveys and maintains and updates a national soils computerized database containing physical land facts; administers water supply and snow surveys used in water supply forecasts to manage seasonal use of water for irrigation, flood control, fish and wildlife, recreation, power generation, municipal and industrial water supply, and water quality management; and conducts a national resources inventory using both remote sensing and on-site investigation, providing data on the status and condition of natural resources on non-Federal lands.
(NRCS) Dept of Agriculture
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
Responsible for oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises); its statistical programs provide analyses of the primary and secondary mortgage markets in support of the OFHEO regulatory mission.
(OFHEO) Dept of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Immigration Statistics
Provides data on aliens apprehended and removed. Provides data on immigrants, refugees, temporary visitors (nonimmigrants), and persons naturalized.
(OIS) Dept of Homeland Security
Office of Management and Budget
Assists the President in overseeing the preparation of the Federal budget and supervises its administration in Executive Branch agencies. In helping to formulate the President's spending plans, OMB evaluates the effectiveness of agency programs, policies, and procedures, assesses competing funding demands among agencies, and sets funding priorities. OMB ensures that agency reports, rules, testimony, and proposed legislation are consistent with the President's budget and with Administration policies.
(OMB) Executive Office of the President
Office of Population Affairs
Supports research in the area of societal influences on adolescent sexual activity and adolescent pregnancy, evaluation of innovative strategies for preventing adolescent pregnancy, the characteristics of the population in need of family planning services, issues related to the improvement of family planning service delivery, and data collection efforts related to fertility and reproductive health.
(OPA) Dept of Health and Human Services
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Has overall responsibility for the national injury and illness recordkeeping system, based on employer records, which is used to determine the cases that are included in the annual BLS Occupational Safety and Health Survey. OSHA also maintains the Integrated Management Information System that includes summary data on occupational injuries and illnesses from construction firms with 20 or more employees.
(OSHA) Dept of Labor
Office of the Secretary, Dept of Transportation
Collects, analyzes, and publishes data in support of the department's programs and policy initiatives. Statistical activities include monitoring competition in the airline and maritime industries, supporting international negotiations on aviation matters, and maintaining systems to provide grant information and financial assistance awards for DOT.
(OST) Dept of Transportation
Collects statistical data on: terrorist and natural threats, community vulnerability, regional and local preparedness capability information, fire related injury data, first responder capabilities and gaps, and critical infrastructure geospatial information. These data and analyses are used in multiple programs to include: identifying infrastructure regarded as critical/key resource, developing and assessing performance metrics to identify programs contributing to broader national preparedness efforts, researching and procuring biodefense countermeasures for the Strategic National Stockpile, allocating the award of Federal funds through risk-based formula methodologies, processing statistical data for sharing and joint analysis in biosurveillance, researching statistical data for publication related to all-hazard and terrorism emergencies.
(PD) Dept of Homeland Security
Office of Policy Development and Research
Provides data on the volume, characteristics, price, quality, and suitability of housing in the United States; on the construction and permanent financing required to achieve a smoothly functioning housing market; and on the status of the existing housing stock.
(PDR) Dept of Housing and Urban Development
Patent and Trademark Office
Compiles statistical information on patent activity by geographic origin, technological subject matter, ownership, and other characteristics; samples patent and trademark cases to measure quality aspects in the processing of applications; and undertakes customer survey activities.
(PTO) Dept of Commerce
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA provides information on health problems related to the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol (the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention); substance abuse treatment (the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment); the mental health condition of the population (the Center for Mental Health Services); and the prevalence, incidence, correlates, treatment, and consequences of mental and substance use disorders (the Office of Applied Studies).
(SAMHSA) Dept of Health and Human Services
Small Business Administration
Funds and supports databases on small businesses including the Business Information Tracking Series, conducts policy studies and economic and statistical research on issues of concern to small business, and publishes data on small business characteristics and contributions.
(SBA) Independent agency
Statistics of Income
Provides annual income, financial, and tax data, based on individual and corporate tax returns and returns filed by tax-exempt organizations. SOI also provides periodic data based on other returns, such as those filed by estates, for estimating wealth of the living top wealth holders, as well as on various other tax and information returns and schedules, for producing such estimates as U.S. investments abroad, foreign investments in the United States, and gains or losses from sales of capital assets.
(SOI) Internal Revenue Service
National Science Foundation, Science Resources Statistics
Conducts surveys that measure the number and demographic characteristics of individuals trained as, or working as, scientists and engineers, and participates in international collaborations to yield comparable measures of the same items. In addition, other components of NSF provide funding in support of biological sciences research databases and social science research and studies, such as the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, the General Social Survey, and the National Election Studies. Collects, publishes, and analyzes data on the size and health of U.S. research and development enterprises. Four annual surveys provide information on research and development funded and performed by government, industry, and universities, and a periodic survey provides comparable information on the nonprofit sector. The division also conducts a biennial survey on academic and biomedical research facilities, including aspects of cyber-infrastructure, and has begun design work on an information collection on instrumentation in s
(SRS) National Science Foundation
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Collects, tabulates, and publishes data on the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income programs and their beneficiary populations. SSA also performs demographic and socioeconomic research to assess the impact of program changes or alternatives.
(SSA) Independent agency
United States Geological Survey
Collects data on nonfuel minerals and materials, including mineral resources, production, demand, use, recycling, and trade. Collects and maintains data on the quality, availability, and use of the Nation's water, including streamflow data for flood forecasting; streamflow data that help determine water allocations for agriculture, industry, and domestic supply; streamflow data for hydropower, navigation, instream habitat, engineering design of bridges and flood control structures, and other purposes; water quality data used by EPA and the states for compliance with the Clean Water Act and other regulations; and data on the availability and quality of ground water that help determine sustainability of supplies for the future. Through its Biological Resources Discipline, collects and analyzes data on birds and fish to determine trends in environmental contamination, tracks species and their habitats, and studies migratory game and nongame birds. Data from the annual breeding bird survey are used to identify sp
(USGS) Dept of Interior
Department of Veterans Affairs
The National Cemetery Administration (NCA) analyzes projections of the veteran population for capacity and construction planning for future VA burial sites. The Office of Policy and Planning (OPP) develops estimates and
projections of the veteran population, collects information on the
socioeconomic characteristics of veterans, surveys users and non-users of VA benefit programs, evaluates VA programs, and conducts actuarial studies. The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) supports continuing and new surveys of veterans and beneficiaries who receive VBA benefits and use its services. The surveys cover VA compensation and pension, education, loan guaranty, vocational rehabilitation and employment services, and insurance programs.