Statistical Agencies
Click for contact details 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.

Child abuse
Child care
Child support enforcement
Foster Care
Head Start program

   (ACF) Dept of Health and Human Services

Click for contact details 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.

Health care use and expenditures
Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project

   (AHCPR) Dept of Health and Human Services

Click for contact details 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.

Regional HIV/AIDS information

   (AID) Independent agency

Click for contact details 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.

Profile of Older Americans

   (AoA) Dept of Health and Human Services

Click for contact details 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.

Food consumption patterns

   (ARS) Dept of Agriculture

Click for contact details 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.

HazDat Database
Top 20 hazardous substances

   (ATSDR) Dept of Health and Human Services

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details 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 investment plans. 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

Balance of payments
Foreign direct investment
Gross domestic product (GDP)
Gross domestic product by state
Industry data
International trade
National income and product accts (NIPAs)
Personal income
Personal income, by state
Gross domestic product (GDP) by metropolitan area
Gross domestic product by industry
Personal income by county and metropolitan area

   (BEA) Dept of Commerce

Click for contact details 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.

Crime and victims
Drugs and crime
Criminal offenders
Law enforcement
Courts and sentencing
Expenditure and employment
Criminal record systems
Firearms and crime

   (BJS) Dept of Justice

Click for contact details 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.

Consumer expenditures
Consumer price index
Contingent workers
Displaced workers
Employee benefits
Employer provided training
Employment cost trends
Employment projections
Foreign labor
Import-export prices
Industry employment
Job injuries
Labor force
Locality pay
Longitudinal surveys
Occupational projections
Producer price index
Real earnings
State and area employment
Union members
Weekly earnings

   (BLS) Dept of Labor

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details 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.

Dams, projects, and powerplants

   (BOR) Dept of Interior

Click for contact details 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.

Airlines - on-time performance & financials
Economics and finance
Commodity Flow Survey
Household travel
International travel and transportation
Transportation snapshot
Publication: National Transportation Statistics
Ferry operators

   (BTS) Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Dept of Transportation

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details 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

Business ownership
International trade
Income and poverty
Population estimates
Population projections
Social and economic characteristics
Retail-wholesale trade
1990 Census data
Census 2000

   (CEN) Dept of Commerce

Click for contact details 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.

America's Children
Economic circumstances
Family and social environment

   (CHILD) Interagency forum

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details 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.

Port and waterway facilities
Vessel characteristics
Waterborne commerce

   (CORPS) Dept of Defense

Click for contact details 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.

Consumer product safety, injury and death

   (CPSC) Independent agency

Click for contact details Drug Enforcement Administration

Produces data related to the enforcement of Federal drug laws.

Drug trafficking & abuse

   (DEA) Dept of Justice

Click for contact details 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.

Casualty information
Civilian DoD personnel
Military personnel
Glossary of DoD work force terms
Work force publications

   (DMDC) Dept of Defense

Click for contact details 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.

Enforcement and litigation
Job patterns for minorities and women

   (EEOC) Independent agency

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details 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.

Coal supply and disposition
Energy, forecasts
Energy, statistical overview
Environmental data
Gasoline prices
Fuel economy
Natural gas
Power plants
Prices, monthly all sources
Diesel prices
Refinery capacity
State energy profiles

   (EIA) Dept of Energy

Click for contact details 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.

Air pollution
Envirofacts: online database

   (EPA) Independent agency

Click for contact details 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.

Agribusiness/industry concentration
Chemicals and production technology
R&D and productivity
Diet, consumption, and health
Farm financial and risk management
Farm structure, income, and performance
Farm/rural finance and tax
Food and nutrition assistance programs
Food market structures
Food prices, spreads and margins
Food safety
International agriculture
Livestock, dairy, poultry, aquaculture
Macroeconomics in the ag & food conomy
Natural resources, environment, and conservation
Policy topics
Rural America
U.S./State facts

   (ERS) Dept of Agriculture

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details 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.

Minimum wage

   (ESA/DOL) Dept of Labor

Click for contact details 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.

National Agricultural Workers Survey

   (ETA) Dept of Labor

Click for contact details Federal Aviation Administration

Collects data on aviation safety.

Unruly passengers
Runway safety
FAA operations & performance
Publication: Administrator's Fact Book

   (FAA) Dept of Transportation

Click for contact details 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.

World agricultural production, supply & distribution
World agricultural trade

   (FAS) Dept of Agriculture

Click for contact details 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.

Hate crimes
Law enforcement officers killed and assaulted

   (FBI) Dept of Justice

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details 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.

Publication: Highway Statistics
National Household Travel Survey

   (FHWA) Dept of Transportation

Click for contact details Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Collects and analyzes data on motor carriers and on commercial vehicle drivers and crashes.

Safety ratings and crash statistics
Commercial motor vehicles

   (FMCSA) Dept of Transportation

Click for contact details 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.

Child nutrition programs
Food distribution programs
Food stamps

   (FNS) Dept of Agriculture

Click for contact details 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.

Railroad traffic, accidents, and grade crossings

   (FRA) Dept of Transportation

Click for contact details Forest Service

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.

Forest land
Publication: Forest Resources of the U.S.
Land areas of the National Forest System
Timber output

   (FS) Dept of Agriculture

Click for contact details 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.

Transit safety and security

   (FTA) Dept of Transportation

Click for contact details 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.

Endangered species
National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation

   (FWS) Dept of Interior

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details 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.

U.S. Health Workforce Personnel Factbook
State health workforce profiles

   (HRSA) Dept of Health and Human Services

Click for contact details 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.

Trends & regional differences in Indian health

   (IHS) Dept of Health and Human Services

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details 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.

Commodity trade, by geographic area
U.S. aggregate foreign trade data
Inbound and outbound tourism

   (ITA) Dept of Commerce

Click for contact details Maritime Administration

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.

Waterborne trade
Vessel calls

   (MARAD) Dept of Transportation

Click for contact details 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.

Federal offshore lands and activity
Mineral commodity and revenue

   (MMS) Dept of Interior

Click for contact details 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.

Mine employment and production
Mine accidents and injuries

   (MSHA) Dept of Labor

Click for contact details 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.

Shuttle and Rocket Missions

   (NASA) Independent agency

Click for contact details 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

Today's Reports
Crop Progress and Condition
Field Crops
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables
Guide to NASS products and services
Calendar of NASS reports
Census of Agriculture
On-Line Data Base
Statistical Bulletins
Commodities: charts and Maps
County Maps: Crops
Publication: Trends in U.S. Agriculture
Publication: Agricultural Statistics Book
Publication: Statistical Highlights

   (NASS) Dept of Agriculture

Click for contact details 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.

Complementary & alternative medicine use

   (NCCAM) National Institutes of Health

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details 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.

Education assessment
Early childhood education
Elementary and secondary education
International comparisons
Other education subjects
Postsecondary education

   (NCES) Dept of Education

Click for contact details 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.

Child and infant health
Health insurance coverage
Heart disease
Home health/Hospice care
Hospital utilization
Leading causes of death
Life expectancy
Mammography/Breast cancer
Men's health
Nursing home care
Occupational health
Overweight prevalence
Prenatal care
Prescription drugs
Sexually transmitted diseases
Teen pregnancy
Women's health

   (NCHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Click for contact details 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.

Publication: Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the U.S.

   (NCI) National Institutes of Health

Click for contact details National Eye Institute

Carries out studies of the causation, prevention, and treatment of eye diseases and vision disorders.

   (NEI) National Institutes of Health

Click for contact details 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.

Publication: NHLBI Morbidity and Mortality Chartbook

   (NHLBI) National Institutes of Health

Click for contact details National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Collects information on motor vehicle related accidents and fatalities and highway safety.

Fatality Analysis Reporting System
Traffic safety fact sheets

   (NHTSA) Dept of Transportation

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details 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.

National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions

   (NIAAA) National Institutes of Health

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Fosters, conducts, supports, and administers research and training programs in Bioinformatics, Image Processing, and Computational Modeling.

   (NIBIB) National Institutes of Health

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details 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.

Cigarette & drug trends among American teens

   (NIDA) National Institutes of Health

Click for contact details National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Conducts epidemiologic studies related to deafness and other communication disorders, and maintains a data system to facilitate the monitoring of levels and analysis of trends in relevant health problems.

Human communication

   (NIDCD) National Institutes of Health

Click for contact details 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.

Oral health

   (NIDCR) National Institutes of Health

Click for contact details National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Studies recipients of human growth hormones; the epidemiology of diabetes and its complications; digestive diseases and their complications; and major chronic kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases.

Digestive diseases
Kidney and urologic diseases
Overweight and obesity

   (NIDDK) National Institutes of Health

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details 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.

Mental illness

   (NIMH) National Institutes of Health

Click for contact details 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.

Commercial fisheries
Foreign trade
Recreational fisheries

   (NMFS) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Click for contact details 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.

Coastal water temperatures
National Geophysical Data Center data access tools

   (NOAA) Dept of Commerce

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details 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.

Water and climate
Water supply

   (NRCS) Dept of Agriculture

Click for contact details Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Funds studies to improve data on outcome measurement, including indicators of the health and welfare of both broad populations and special populations served by HHS programs.

   (OASPE) Dept of Health and Human Services

Click for contact details 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.

House price index

   (OFHEO) Dept of Housing and Urban Development

Click for contact details Office of Immigration Statistics

Provides data on aliens apprehended and removed. Provides data on immigrants, refugees, temporary visitors (nonimmigrants), and persons naturalized.

Legal permanent residents
Temporary admissions of nonimmigrants
Unauthorized immigrants

   (OIS) Dept of Homeland Security

Click for contact details 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.

Budget of the U.S. Government

   (OMB) Executive Office of the President

Click for contact details 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

Click for contact details Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy

Conducts evaluations to describe program operations and outcomes to promote program improvement.

   (OPEPD) Dept of Education

Click for contact details 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.

Workplace injury and illness

   (OSHA) Dept of Labor

Click for contact details 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.

Air Travel Consumer Report
U.S. international air passengers and freight

   (OST) Dept of Transportation

Click for contact details Preparedness Directorate

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

Click for contact details 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.

State of the Cities data systems

   (PDR) Dept of Housing and Urban Development

Click for contact details Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Collects data to monitor transportation of hazardous materials.

Distribution, transmission, and liquid accidents and incidents

   (PHMSA) Dept of Transportation

Click for contact details 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.

Patents and trademarks

   (PTO) Dept of Commerce

Click for contact details 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).

Center for Mental Health Services Uniform Reporting System
Substance abuse and treatment
Prevalence of drug use, by type of drug
States, cities, and other geographic areas
Treatment admissions and facilities
National Survey on Drug Use & Health
Substance abuse and mental health

   (SAMHSA) Dept of Health and Human Services

Click for contact details 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.

Small business indicators
Small business state profiles
Publication: Small Business Economy

   (SBA) Independent agency

Click for contact details 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.

Corporation tax
Estate and gift taxes
Excise taxes
Exempt organizations and bond tax
Individual tax
International or foreign related tax
Partnership economic data
Sole proprietorship tax

   (SOI) Internal Revenue Service

Click for contact details 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

Science and engineering education
Science and engineering work force
Research and development

   (SRS) National Science Foundation

Click for contact details 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.

Income of the Aged Chartbook
Fast Facts and Figures
OASDI beneficiaries by state and zip code
Trends in Social Security & SSI disability programs
OASDI monthly statistics
SSI monthly statistics
Annual Statistical Supplement
Social Security Disability Insurance program
SSI Annual Statistical Report
Income of the Population 55 or Older
OASDI beneficiaries by state and county
SSI recipients by state and county
Workers covered under Social Security & Medicare
Congressional statistics

   (SSA) Independent agency

Click for contact details 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

Commodity minerals
International minerals
Mineral Resources Data System
State minerals
Water resources

   (USGS) Dept of Interior

Click for contact details 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.

Expenditures, by geographic distribution

   (VA) Cabinet

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