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Monday, August 10, 2015

Over 500 Federal Agencies, But the Basic Law Only Allows for a Handful of Agencies and Functions

Pretty off topic for an Energy blog, however, I think it is part of the problem.  

Way too large a government, over 500 Federal Agencies, being influenced in way too many ways.

Think if a candidate promised to eliminate / combine 200 of these agencies.   He would probably lose the gov worker votes, and the moocher votes.

He or she would get my vote.    Hillary "don't let anyone, you know, tell you that businesses create jobs" Clinton would not eliminate any agencies, but rather increase their numbers and sizes. 
Here is a link to the spreadsheet on Box (don't confuse this with Dropbox which I don't like for several reasons.


Compiled by Nukepro and support crew
532 Federal Agencies
55 State and similar governments
587 Total agencies listed at this site

How much better off would the USA be if 200 of these agencies were
eliminated and those "tax payer supported" worker were offered
some real productive work?

No. Could Be Eliminated Name Action to Eliminate, or combine into other agency
1     AbilityOne Commission
2     Access Board
3     Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
4     Administration for Native Americans
5     Administration on Aging (AoA)
6     Administration on Developmental Disabilities
7     Administrative Conference of the United States
8     Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
9     Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
10     African Development Foundation
11     Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
12     Agency for International Development (USAID)
13     Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
14     Agricultural Marketing Service
15     Agricultural Research Service
16     Agriculture Department (USDA)
17     Air Force
18     Air Force Reserve
19     Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
20     Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau
21     AmeriCorps
22     American Battle Monuments Commission
23     American Samoa
24     Amtrak (AMTRAK)
25     Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
26     Antitrust Division
27     Architect of the Capitol
28     Archives (National Archives and Records Administration) (NARA)
29     Arctic Research Commission
30     Armed Forces Retirement Home
31     Arms Control and International Security
32     Army
33     Army Corps of Engineers
34     Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Interagency Coordinating Committee
35     Bankruptcy Courts
36     Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
37     Bonneville Power Administration
38     Botanic Garden
39     Broadcasting Board of Governors
40     Bureau of Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade
41     Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
42     Bureau of Consular Affairs
43     Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
44     Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
45     Bureau of Indian Affairs
46     Bureau of Industry and Security
47     Bureau of International Labor Affairs
48     Bureau of Justice Statistics
49     Bureau of Labor Statistics
50     Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
51     Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
52     Bureau of Prisons
53     Bureau of Reclamation
54     Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)  
55     Bureau of Transportation Statistics
56     Bureau of the Census
57     Bureau of the Fiscal Service
58     Bureau of the Public Debt
59     Capitol Police
60     Capitol Visitor Center
61     Census Bureau
62     Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
63     Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
64     Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
65     Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
66     Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
67     Chief Acquisition Officers Council
68     Chief Financial Officers Council
69     Chief Human Capital Officers Council
70     Chief Information Officers Council
71     Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee
72     Citizenship and Immigration Services
73     Coast Guard
74     Commerce Department (DOC)
75     Commission of Fine Arts
76     Commission on Civil Rights
77     Commission on International Religious Freedom
78     Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)
79     Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
80     Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States
81     Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
82     Community Planning and Development
83     Compliance, Office of
84     Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US CERT)
85     Congress—U.S. House of Representatives
86     Congress—U.S. Senate
87     Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
88     Congressional Research Service
89     Consular Affairs, Bureau of
90     Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
91     Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
92     Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
93     Copyright Office
94     Corps of Engineers
95     Council of Economic Advisers
96     Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
97     Council on Environmental Quality
98     Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia
99     Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
100     Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
101     Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
102     Court of Federal Claims
103     Court of International Trade
104     Customs and Border Protection
105     Defense Acquisition University
106     Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
107     Defense Commissary Agency
108     Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
109     Defense Contract Management Agency
110     Defense Field Activities
111     Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)
112     Defense Finance and Accounting Service Out-of-Service Debt Management Center
113     Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
114     Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
115     Defense Legal Services Agency
116     Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)
117     Defense Security Service (DSS)
118     Defense Technical Information Center
119     Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
120     Delaware River Basin Commission
121     Denali Commission
122     Department of Agriculture (USDA)
123     Department of Commerce (DOC)
124     Department of Defense
125     Department of Education (ED)
126     Department of Energy (DOE)
127     Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
128     Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
129     Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
130     Department of Justice (DOJ)
131     Department of Labor (DOL)
132     Department of State (DOS)
133     Department of Transportation (DOT)
134     Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
135     Department of the Interior (DOI)
136     Department of the Treasury
137     Director of National Intelligence, Office of
138     Domestic Policy Council
139     Drug Enforcement Administration
140     Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy
141     Economic Adjustment Office
142     Economic Analysis, Bureau of (BEA)
143     Economic Development Administration (EDA)
144     Economic Research Service
145     Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs
146     Economics and Statistics Administration
147     Education Department (ED)
148     Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
149     Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
150     Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of (OESE)
151     Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
152     Employment and Training Administration
153     Endangered Species Program
154     Energy Department (DOE)
155     Energy Information Administration
156     English Language Acquisition Office
157     Environmental Management (Energy Department)
158     Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
159     Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
160     European Command
161     Executive Office for Immigration Review
162     Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
163     Fannie Mae
164     Farm Credit Administration
165     Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation
166     Farm Service Agency
167     Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
168     Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
169     Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
170     Federal Bureau of Prisons
171     Federal Citizen Information Center
172     Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
173     Federal Consulting Group
174     Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
175     Federal Election Commission
176     Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
177     Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
178     Federal Executive Boards
179     Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
180     Federal Financing Bank
181     Federal Geographic Data Committee
182     Federal Highway Administration
183     Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
184     Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
185     Federal Housing Finance Agency
186     Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds
187     Federal Interagency Committee on Education
188     Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy
189     Federal Judicial Center
190     Federal Labor Relations Authority
191     Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
192     Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
193     Federal Library and Information Center Committee
194     Federal Maritime Commission
195     Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
196     Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
197     Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
198     Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)
199     Federal Protective Service
200     Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
201     Federal Register
202     Federal Reserve System
203     Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
204     Federal Student Aid Information Center
205     Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
206     Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
207     Federal Voting Assistance Program
208     Federated States of Micronesia
209     Financial Management Service
210     Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Commission
211     Fiscal Service, Bureau of
212     Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
213     Food Safety and Inspection Service
214     Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
215     Foreign Agricultural Service
216     Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
217     Forest Service
218     Fossil Energy
219     Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
220     General Services Administration (GSA)
221     Geological Survey (USGS)
222     Global Affairs (State Department)
223     Government Accountability Office (GAO)
224     Government Ethics, Office of
225     Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae)
226     Government Publishing Office
227     Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
228     Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
229     Health Resources and Services Administration
230     Health and Human Services Department (HHS)
231     Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Office
232     Helsinki Commission
233     Holocaust Memorial Museum
234     Homeland Security Department (DHS)
235     House Office of Inspector General
236     House Office of the Clerk
237     House of Representatives
238     Housing Office
239     Immigration and Citizenship Services
240     Immigration and Customs Enforcement
241     Indian Affairs
242     Indian Arts and Crafts Board
243     Indian Health Service
244     Industrial College of the Armed Forces
245     Industry and Security, Bureau of
246     Information Resource Management College
247     Information Resources Center (ERIC)
248     Innovation and Improvement Office
249     Inspectors General
250     Institute of Education Sciences
251     Institute of Museum and Library Services
252     Institute of Peace
253     Inter-American Foundation
254     Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group
255     Interagency Council on Homelessness
256     Interior Department (DOI)
257     Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
258     International Labor Affairs, Bureau of
259     International Trade Administration (ITA)
260     International Trade Commission
261     Interpol
262     James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
263     Japan-United States Friendship Commission
264     Job Corps
265     John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
266     Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries
267     Joint Chiefs of Staff
268     Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
269     Joint Fire Science Program
270     Joint Forces Command
271     Joint Forces Staff College
272     Joint Military Intelligence College
273     Judicial Circuit Courts of Appeal
274     Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
275     Justice Department (DOJ)
276     Justice Programs, Office of
277     Justice Statistics, Bureau of
278     Labor Department (DOL)
279     Labor Statistics, Bureau of
280     Land Management, Bureau of (BLM)
281     Legal Services Corporation
282     Library of Congress (LOC)
283     Marine Mammal Commission
284     Maritime Administration (MARAD)
285     Marketing and Regulatory Programs (Agriculture Department)
286     Marshals Service
287     Massachusetts
288     Mediation and Conciliation Service
289     Medicaid (CMS)
290     Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
291     Medicare (CMS)
292     Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
293     Merit Systems Protection Board
294     Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
295     Military Postal Service Agency
296     Millennium Challenge Corporation
297     Mine Safety and Health Administration
298     Minority Business Development Agency
299     Mint
300     Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
301     Mississippi River Commission
302     Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation
303     Multifamily Housing Office
304     NOAA Fisheries
305     National AIDS Policy Office
306     National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
307     National Agricultural Statistics Service
308     National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
309     National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare
310     National Capital Planning Commission
311     National Cemetery Administration
312     National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
313     National Constitution Center
314     National Council on Disability (NCD)
315     National Counterintelligence Executive, Office of
316     National Credit Union Administration
317     National Defense University
318     National Defense University iCollege
319     National Drug Intelligence Center
320     National Economic Council
321     National Endowment for the Arts
322     National Endowment for the Humanities
323     National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
324     National Gallery of Art
325     National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
326     National Guard
327     National Health Information Center (NHIC)
328     National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
329     National Indian Gaming Commission
330     National Institute of Corrections
331     National Institute of Food and Agriculture
332     National Institute of Justice
333     National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
334     National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
335     National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
336     National Institutes of Health (NIH)
337     National Intelligence University
338     National Interagency Fire Center
339     National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
340     National Laboratories (Energy Department)
341     National Marine Fisheries Service
342     National Mediation Board
343     National Nuclear Security Administration
344     National Ocean Service
345     National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
346     National Park Foundation
347     National Park Service
348     National Passport Information Center (NPIC)
349     National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)
350     National Reconnaissance Office
351     National Science Foundation (NSF)
352     National Security Agency (NSA)
353     National Security Council
354     National Technical Information Service
355     National Telecommunications and Information Administration
356     National Transportation Safety Board
357     National War College
358     National Weather Service (NOAA)
359     Natural Resources Conservation Service
360     Natural Resources Revenue, Office of
361     Northern Command
362     Northern Mariana Islands
363     Northwest Power Planning Council
364     Northwest Power and Conservation Council
365     Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology
366     Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
367     Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
368     Oak Ridge National Laboratory
369     Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
370     Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
371     Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of (BOEM)
372     Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education
373     Office of Community Planning and Development
374     Office of Compliance
375     Office of Disability Employment Policy
376     Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
377     Office of Fossil Energy
378     Office of Government Ethics
379     Office of Housing
380     Office of Justice Programs
381     Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
382     Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
383     Office of Natural Resources Revenue
384     Office of Nuclear Energy (Department of Energy)
385     Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
386     Office of Refugee Resettlement
387     Office of Science and Technology Policy
388     Office of Scientific and Technical Information
389     Office of Servicemember Affairs
390     Office of Special Counsel
391     Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
392     Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
393     Office of the Director of National Intelligence
394     Office of the Federal Register
395     Office of the Pardon Attorney
396     Open World Leadership Center
397     Out-of-Service Debt Management Center
398     Overseas Private Investment Corporation
399     Pacific Command
400     Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Planning Council
401     Pardon Attorney, Office of
402     Parole Commission (Justice Department)
404     Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
405     Pentagon Force Protection Agency
406     Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
407     Policy Development and Research (HUD)
408     Political Affairs (State Department)
409     Postal Regulatory Commission
410     Postal Service (USPS)
411     Power Administrations
412     President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
413     Presidio Trust
414     Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office
415     Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (State Department)
416     Public and Indian Housing
417     Radio Free Asia (RFA)
418     Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
419     Radio and TV Marti
420     Railroad Retirement Board (RRB)
421     Reclamation, Bureau of
422     Refugee Resettlement, Office of
423     Regulatory Information Service Center
424     Rehabilitation Services Administration (Education Department)
425     Republic of The Marshall Islands
426     Research and Innovative Technology Administration
427     Risk Management Agency (Agriculture Department)
428     Rural Business and Cooperative Programs
429     Rural Development
430     Rural Housing Service
431     Rural Utilities Service
432     Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Bureau of (BSEE)
433     Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
434     Science Office (Energy Department)
435     Science and Technology Policy, Office of
436     Scientific and Technical Information, Office of
437     Secret Service
438     Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
439     Selective Service System (SSS)
440     Senate
441     Small Business Administration (SBA)
442     Smithsonian Institution
443     Social Security Administration (SSA)
444     Social Security Advisory Board
445     Southeastern Power Administration
446     Southern Command
447     Southwestern Power Administration
448     Special Forces Operations Command
449     State Department (DOS)
450     State Justice Institute
451     Stennis Center for Public Service
452     Strategic Command
453     Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
454     Supreme Court of the United States
455     Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement
456     Surface Transportation Board
457     Susquehanna River Basin Commission
458     TRICARE Management
459     Tax Court
460     Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
461     Tennessee Valley Authority
462     Trade and Development Agency
463     Transportation Command
464     Transportation Department (DOT)
465     Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
466     Transportation Statistics, Bureau of
467     Treasury Department
468     Trustee Program
469     U.S. AbilityOne Commission
470     U.S. Access Board
471     U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
472     U.S. Air Force
473     U.S. Air Force Reserve Command
474     U.S. Arctic Research Commission
475     U.S. Army
476     U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
477     U.S. Botanic Garden
478     U.S. Capitol Police
479     U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
480     U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)
481     U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal
482     U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
483     U.S. Coast Guard
484     U.S. Commission of Fine Arts
485     U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
486     U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
487     U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
488     U.S. Customs and Border Protection
489     U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
490     U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)
491     U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
492     U.S. Department of the Treasury
493     U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
494     U.S. Fleet Forces Command
495     U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
496     U.S. House of Representatives
497     U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
498     U.S. International Trade Commission
499     U.S. Marine Corps
500     U.S. Military Academy, West Point
501     U.S. Mission to the United Nations
502     U.S. National Central Bureau - Interpol
503     U.S. Navy
504     U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
505     U.S. Postal Service (USPS)
506     U.S. Senate
507     U.S. Sentencing Commission
508     U.S. Trade Representative
509     U.S. Trade and Development Agency
510     U.S. Trustee Program
511     US-CERT (US CERT)
512     Unified Combatant Commands (Defense Department)
513     Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
514     United States Mint
515     United States Postal Inspection Service
516     Veterans Affairs Department (VA)
517     Veterans Benefits Administration
518     Veterans Day National Committee
519     Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS)
520     Veterans' Employment and Training Service
521     Vietnam Education Foundation
522     Voice of America
523     Washington Headquarters Services
524     Weather Service (NOAA)
525     Weights and Measures Division
526     West Point (Army)
527     Western Area Power Administration
528     White House
529     White House Commission on Presidential Scholars
530     White House Office of Administration
531     Women's Bureau (Labor Department)
532     Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1 s     Alabama
2 s     Alaska
3 s     Arizona
4 s     Arkansas
5 s     California
6 s     Colorado
7 s     Connecticut
8 s     Delaware
9 s     District of Columbia
10 s     Florida
11 s     Georgia
12 s     Guam
13 s     Hawaii
14 s     Idaho
15 s     Illinois
16 s     Indiana
17 s     Iowa
18 s     Kansas
19 s     Kentucky
20 s     Louisiana
21 s     Maine
22 s     Maryland
23 s     Michigan
24 s     Minnesota
25 s     Minor Outlying Islands
26 s     Mississippi
27 s     Missouri
28 s     Montana
29 s     Nebraska
30 s     Nevada
31 s     New Hampshire
32 s     New Jersey
33 s     New Mexico
34 s     New York
35 s     North Carolina
36 s     North Dakota
37 s     Ohio
38 s     Oklahoma
39 s     Oregon
40 s     Palau
41 s     Pennsylvania
42 s     Puerto Rico
43 s     Rhode Island
44 s     South Carolina
45 s     South Dakota
46 s     Tennessee
47 s     Texas
48 s     Utah
49 s     Vermont
50 s     Virginia
51 s     Washington
52 s     West Virginia
53 s     Wisconsin
54 s     Wyoming
55 s     U.S. Virgin Islands


  1. awesome. there surely are a huge number of agencies! but, here's a funny thing to do... go get your phone with all agencies in your community (local, regional, statewide, federal) and see how many of those orgs are represented ... lol ... In the 80s I began noticing a shrinkage of government listings in the phone book.

    1. They don't want anyone in the public to be actually able to call them and yell at them. Must use US Mail

  2. Why do i get the sense that the only agency that regularly makes real money is the US Mint? Strange that whilst private enterprise tends towards consolidation, public "non-natural" entities, at least seemingly, tend towards proliferation.
    Are there not now multiple ways to spell D.I.S.A.S.T.E.R. what with a head of gold, and feet of clay?


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