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 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.
(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
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
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
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.
(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
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.
(DMDC) Dept of Defense
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
National Center for Health Statistics
Collects data on family formation, growth, and dissolution; and vital events (i.e., births and deaths).
(NCHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office of Immigration Statistics
Provides data on immigrants, refugees, temporary visitors (nonimmigrants), and persons naturalized.
(OIS) Dept of Homeland Security
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.
(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
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.