Intelligence Agencies of the United States Government

U.S. Intelligence Agencies

Following is list of government resources that can be useful in gathering information, locating government agencies, and analyzing statistical information.

U.S. Government Intelligence Agencies

  • Central Intelligence Agency – The Central Intelligence Agency was created in 1947 with the signing of the National Security Act by President Truman. The National Security Act charged the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) with coordinating the nation’s intelligence activities and correlating, evaluating and disseminating intelligence which affects national security.
  • Defense Intelligence Agency – The Defense Intelligence Agency is a Department of Defense combat support agency and an important member of the United States Intelligence Community. With over 7500 military and civilian employees worldwide, DIA is a major producer and manager of foreign military intelligence. We provide military intelligence to war fighters, defense policymakers and force planners, in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community, in support of U.S. military planning and operations and weapon systems acquisition.
  • National Reconnaissance Office – The NRO designs, builds and operates the nation’s reconnaissance satellites. NRO products, provided to an expanding list of customers like the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), can warn of potential trouble spots around the world, help plan military operations, and monitor the environment.
  • Secret Service – The United States Secret Service is mandated by statute and executive order to carry out two significant missions: protection and criminal investigations. The Secret Service protects the President and Vice President, their families, heads of state, and other designated individuals; investigates threats against the protected; protects the White House, Vice President’s Residence, Foreign Missions, and other buildings within Washington, D.C.; and plans and implements security designs for designated National Special Security Events. The Secret Service also investigates violations of laws relating to counterfeiting of obligations and securities of the United States; financial crimes that include, but are not limited to, access device fraud, financial institution fraud, identity theft, computer fraud; and computer-based attacks on our nation’s financial, banking, and telecommunications infrastructure.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation – Federal Bureau of Investigation

General Government Information

BLS – Bureau of Labor Statistics is responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.

BOT – Bureau of Transportation is responsible for ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S.

Census – U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of the Census

Congress – U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Customs – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service

DOE – U.S. Department of Education

DOE – U.S. Department of Energy

DOT – Department of Transportation

Department of Health & Human Services – U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

E-The People – A public forum for democratic and deliberative discussion. The conversations on E The People explore the political issues we see in the news, rejecting the traditional spin and conventional wisdom that tends to fill the airwaves.

EEOC – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

FDIC – Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

FEC – Federal Election Commission

Federal Citizen Information Center – For over 35 years, Americans have been contacting the Federal Information Center, now known as the FCIC’s National Contact Center (NCC), to get answers to their questions about their government. Initially, the telephone service was available only via local telephone numbers in key metropolitan areas. But since 1990, the NCC has responded to public inquiries via a nationwide toll-free telephone number, 1 (800) FED-INFO. The number is listed in more than 500 telephone directories around the country, serving the majority of the American public. The NCC responds to thousands of government information requests every business day, either providing the information directly or locating the source of assistance for the caller.

Federal Courts – Access U.S. Courts

FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency

FHWA – Federal Highway Administration

FirstGov for Citizens – Citizen Gateway – U.S. General Services Admin. (GSA) — One-stop access to U.S. government information arranged by broad topic: online e-services, locate in-person services, facts/figures about your community, federal benefits, health and safety, government news, recalls, scams and frauds, government sales, and much more.

FirstGov for Seniors – U.S. General Services Admin. (GSA) — One-stop access to U.S. government information for seniors arranged by broad topic: consumer protection, education, jobs and volunteerism, federal and state agencies, health, laws and regulations, retirement and money, taxes, travel and leisure.

FMS – Financial Management Service provides central payment services to federal agencies, to operate the federal government’s collections and deposit systems, to provide government-wide accounting and reporting services, and to manage the collection of delinquent debt owed to the government.

FTC – Federal Trade Commission

GAO – Government Accounting Office

GPO – U.S. Government Printing Office

Government Information, Microforms, and Statistical Services (GIMSS) – Links to many regional, national, and international topics, as well as a detailed statistics section.

GSA – U.S. General Services Administration

Internet Publications [from the Federal Government] – More than 1,600 full-text publications from the U.S. Government

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Internal Revenue Service

Justice Department – United States Justice Department

NARA – National Archives and Records Administration

NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCDC – National Climatic Data Center

NOAA – National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

NTIS – National Technical Information Service

OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Administration

SBA – Small Business Administration

SSA – Social Security Administration

State Department – State Department

TREASURY – Treasury Department

USCODE – U.S. Internet Law Library U.S. Code – came online in 1999 with the mission of providing students and their families with a student-centered, interagency gateway to the federal services and information they need from across the entire US government and selected non-government sites.

US Department of Justice – US Department of Justice

U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – The Mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people

U.S. Government Accountability Office – Reports and testimony, decisions and opinions, and policy and publications. See also Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports Online via GPO Access–GAO’s findings and recommendations that result from its audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of federal programs; reports are prepared at the request of congressional committees or members or to fulfilll GAO specifically mandated or basic legislative requirements; includes reports issued since from Oct. 1, 1994.

U.S. Government Printing Office – U.S. Govt. Printing Office (GPO) — Most popular government site. Search by branch or topic for official government versions of executive, legislation, and judicial information. Search and retrieve full-text from more than 50 official online databases arranged in an alphabetical list and by branch of government.

U.S. Marshals Service – US Marshals website

Washington Post: The Federal Internet Guide – Directory of federal sites, with related news features.


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