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Take Your Own Tour of the Federal Govt’s 630 Agencies & Departments

Have you ever wondered how our federal government could have amassed a debt of over 31 Trillion dollars?

Might it have something to do with the long list below?

As of [updated] August, 2023, there are 630 federal agencies and departments, each with its own funding, mission, staff. buildings, phones, office furniture, computers, internet access, and an entrenched hierarchy of bureaucrats.

All of them have an implicit goal of preserving and growing their organization. And with the automatic budget increases they get every year, they do indeed grow — exponentially!

Is it any wonder we’re so deeply in debt? Has our federal government ever heard of zero-based budgeting?

Please scroll down the massive list below, click on a few of the links, read their mission, and ask yourself if We the People really need to pay for all of these agencies and departments. To slow the growth in our debt, couldn’t we “rough it” and get by with 330 organizations instead of 630?

In the comment section below this article, please suggest a couple of your favorite candidate agencies or departments to simply do away with. If enough people reply, I’ll report the results later.

Finally, if we simply must keep all these organizations running, might we at least apply Senator Rand Paul’s “Six-Penny Plan” to balance the budget in ~5 years? What do you think?

Source (August, 2023 update): Federal Registry

1 Ability One Commission
2 Access Board
3 Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
4 Administration for Community Living
5 Administration for Native Americans
6 Administrative Conference of the United States
7 Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
8 Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
9 Africa Command
10 African Development Foundation
11 Agency for Global Media
12 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
13 Agency for International Development (USAID)
14 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
15 Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
16 Agricultural Research Service
17 Agriculture Department (USDA)
18 Agriculture Library
19 Air Force
20 Air Force Reserve
21 Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
22 Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Bureau (ATF)
23 Alhurra TV
24 American Battle Monuments Commission
25 AmeriCorps
26 AmeriCorps Seniors
27 Amtrak (AMTRAK)
28 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
29 Antitrust Division
30 Appalachian Regional Commission
31 Architect of the Capitol
32 Archives, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
33 Arctic Research Commission
34 Armed Forces Retirement Home
35 Arms Control and International Security
36 Army
37 Army Corps of Engineers
39 Bankruptcy Courts
40 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
41 Bonneville Power Administration
42 Botanic Garden
43 Bureau of Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade
44 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
45 Bureau of Consular Affairs
46 Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
47 Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
48 Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)
49 Bureau of Indian Affairs
50 Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
51 Bureau of International Labor Affairs
52 Bureau of Justice Statistics
53 Bureau of Labor Statistics
54 Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
55 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
56 Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
57 Bureau of Reclamation
58 Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
59 Bureau of the Census
60 Bureau of the Fiscal Service
61 Bureau of Transportation Statistics
62 Capitol Police
63 Capitol Visitor Center
64 Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Office of
65 Census Bureau
66 Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
67 Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP)
68 Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)
69 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
70 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
71 Central Command (CENTCOM)
72 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
73 Chemical Safety Board
74 Chief Acquisition Officers Council
75 Chief Financial Officers Council
76 Chief Human Capital Officers Council
77 Chief Information Officers Council
78 Child Support Enforcement, Office of (OCSE)
79 Circuit Courts of Appeal
80 Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee
81 Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
82 Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice
83 Civil Rights, Department of Education Office of
84 Civil Rights, Department of Health and Human Services Office for
85 Coast Guard
86 College of Information and Cyberspace
87 Commerce Department (DOC)
88 Commission of Fine Arts
89 Commission on Civil Rights
90 Commission on International Religious Freedom
91 Commission on Presidential Scholars
92 Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)
93 Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
94 Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States
95 Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
96 Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
97 Community Planning and Development
98 Comptroller of the Currency, Office of (OCC)
99 Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US CERT)
100 Congress—U.S. House of Representatives
101 Congress—U.S. Senate
102 Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
103 Congressional Office for International Leadership
104 Congressional Research Service
105 Congressional Workplace Rights, Office of
106 Consular Affairs, Bureau of
107 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
108 Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
109 Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
110 Copyright Office
111 Corps of Engineers
112 Council of Economic Advisers
113 Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
114 Council on Environmental Quality
115 Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
116 Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
117 Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
118 Court of Federal Claims
119 Court of International Trade
120 Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia
121 Customs and Border Protection
122 Cyber Command
123 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
124 Debt and Claims Management Center
125 Defense Acquisition University
126 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
127 Defense Commissary Agency
128 Defense Contract Audit Agency
129 Defense Contract Management Agency
130 Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
131 Defense Department (DOD)
132 Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)
133 Defense Finance and Accounting Service Debt and Claims Management Center
134 Defense Health Agency
135 Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
136 Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
137 Defense Legal Services Agency
138 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
139 Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
140 Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
141 Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)
142 Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
143 Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
144 Delaware River Basin Commission
145 Delta Regional Authority
146 Denali Commission
147 Department of Agriculture (USDA)
148 Department of Commerce (DOC)
149 Department of Defense (DOD)
150 Department of Education (ED)
151 Department of Energy (DOE)
152 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
153 Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
154 Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
155 Department of Justice (DOJ)
156 Department of Labor (DOL)
157 Department of State (DOS)
158 Department of the Interior (DOI)
159 Department of the Treasury
160 Department of Transportation (DOT)
161 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
162 Director of National Intelligence, Office of
163 Disability Employment Policy, Office of (ODEP)
164 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
165 Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy
166 Economic Analysis, Bureau of (BEA)
167 Economic Development Administration (EDA)
168 Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
169 Economic Research Service
170 Education Department (ED)
171 Elder Justice Initiative
172 Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
173 Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of
174 Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
175 Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
176 Endangered Species Program
177 Energy Department (DOE)
178 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
179 Energy Information Administration
180 Energy Star Program
181 English Language Acquisition Office
182 Engraving and Printing, Bureau of (BEP)
183 Environmental Management, Office of
184 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
185 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
186 European Command
187 Executive Office for Immigration Review
188 Export-Import Bank of the United States
189 Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
190 Fannie Mae
191 Farm Credit Administration
192 Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation
193 Farm Service Agency
194 Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
195 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
196 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
197 Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
198 Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
199 Federal Consulting Group
200 Federal Court Interpreters
201 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
202 Federal Election Commission
203 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
204 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
205 Federal Executive Boards
206 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
207 Federal Financing Bank
208 Federal Geographic Data Committee
209 Federal Highway Administration (FHA)
210 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
211 Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
212 Federal Housing Finance Agency
213 Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy
214 Federal Judicial Center
215 Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA)
216 Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
217 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
218 Federal Library and Information Center Committee
219 Federal Maritime Commission
220 Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
221 Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
222 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
223 Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)
224 Federal Protective Service
225 Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
226 Federal Register
227 Federal Reserve System
228 Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
229 Federal Student Aid Information Center
230 Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
231 Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
232 Federal Voting Assistance Program
233 FedStats
234 Fire Administration (USFA)
235 Fiscal Service, Bureau of the
236 Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
237 Fleet Forces Command
238 Food and Agriculture, National Institute of (NIFA)
239 Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
240 Food and Nutrition Service
241 Food Safety and Inspection Service
242 Foreign Agricultural Service
243 Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
244 Forest Service
245 Fossil Energy
246 Freddie Mac
247 Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
248 General Services Administration (GSA)
249 Geological Survey (USGS)
250 Ginnie Mae
251 Global Media, Agency for
252 Government Accountability Office (GAO)
253 Government Ethics, Office of (OGE)
254 Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae)
255 Government Publishing Office (GPO)
256 Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
257 Health and Human Services Department (HHS)
258 Health Resources and Services Administration
259 Helsinki Commission
260 Holocaust Memorial Museum
261 Homeland Security Department (DHS)
262 Hour and Wage Division (WHD)
263 House of Representatives
264 House Office of Inspector General
265 House Office of the Clerk
266 Housing and Urban Development, Department of (HUD)
267 Housing Office
268 Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER)
269 Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS)
270 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
271 Indian Affairs
272 Indian Arts and Crafts Board
273 Indian Health Service
274 Indo-Pacific Command
275 Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
276 Industrial College of the Armed Forces
277 Industry and Security, Bureau of (BIS)
278 Inspectors General
279 Institute of Education Sciences
280 Institute of Museum and Library Services
281 Institute of Peace
282 Inter-American Foundation
283 Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group
284 Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds
285 Interagency Council on Homelessness
286 Interior Department (DOI)
287 Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
288 International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
289 International Labor Affairs, Bureau of
290 International Trade Administration (ITA)
291 International Trade Commission
292 Interpol
293 James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
294 Japan-United States Friendship Commission
295 Job Corps
296 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
297 Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries
298 Joint Chiefs of Staff
299 Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
300 Joint Fire Science Program
301 Joint Forces Staff College
302 Joint Military Intelligence College
303 Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
304 Judicial Circuit Courts of Appeal
305 Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
306 Justice Department (DOJ)
307 Justice Programs, Office of
308 Justice Statistics, Bureau of
309 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of
310 Kennedy Center
311 Labor Department (DOL)
312 Labor Statistics, Bureau of
313 Land Management, Bureau of (BLM)
314 Legal Services Corporation
315 Library of Congress (LOC)
316 Manufactured Housing Programs, Office of
317 Marine Corps
318 Marine Mammal Commission
319 Maritime Administration (MARAD)
320 Marshals Service
321 Meat and Poultry Hotline
322 Mediation and Conciliation Service
323 Medicaid (CMS)
324 Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
325 Medicare (CMS)
326 Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
327 Merit Systems Protection Board
328 Middle East Broadcasting Networks
329 Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
330 Military Postal Service Agency
331 Millennium Challenge Corporation
332 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
333 Minority Business Development Agency
334 Minority Health, Office of
335 Mint
336 Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
337 Mississippi River Commission
338 Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation
339 Multifamily Housing Office
340 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
341 National Agricultural Library
342 National Agricultural Statistics Service
343 National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
344 National Cancer Institute (NCI)
345 National Capital Planning Commission
346 National Cemetery Administration (NCA)
347 National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
348 National Constitution Center
349 National Council on Disability
350 National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)
351 National Defense University
352 National Defense University iCollege
353 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
354 National Endowment for the Humanities
355 National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
356 National Gallery of Art
357 National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
358 National Guard
359 National Health Information Center (NHIC)
360 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
361 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
362 National Indian Gaming Commission
363 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
364 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
365 National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
366 National Institute of Corrections
367 National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
368 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
369 National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
370 National Institute of Justice
371 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
372 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
373 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
374 National Institutes of Health (NIH)
375 National Intelligence University
376 National Interagency Fire Center
377 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
378 National Laboratories
379 National Library of Medicine
380 National Marine Fisheries Service
381 National Mediation Board
382 National Nuclear Security Administration
383 National Ocean Service
384 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
385 National Park Foundation
386 National Park Service (NPS)
387 National Passport Information Center (NPIC)
388 National Pesticide Information Center
389 National Prevention Information Network
390 National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)
391 National Reconnaissance Office
392 National Science Foundation (NSF)
393 National Security Agency (NSA)
394 National Security Council (NSC)
395 National Technical Information Service
396 National Telecommunications and Information Administration
397 National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
398 National War College
399 National Weather Service
400 Natural Resources Conservation Service
401 Natural Resources Revenue, Office of
402 Navy
403 NOAA Fisheries
404 Northern Border Regional Commission
405 Northern Command
406 Northwest Power and Conservation Council
407 Northwest Power Planning Council
408 Nuclear Energy, Office of
409 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
410 Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
411 Oak Ridge National Laboratory
412 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
413 Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
414 Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of
415 Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education
416 Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health and Human Services
417 Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
418 Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)
419 Office of Community Planning and Development
420 Office of Congressional Workplace Rights
421 Office of Cuba Broadcasting
422 Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
423 Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
424 Office of Environmental Management
425 Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
426 Office of Fossil Energy
427 Office of Government Ethics (OGE)
428 Office of Housing
429 Office of Immigrant and Employee Rights (IER)
430 Office of Investor Education and Advocacy
431 Office of Justice Programs
432 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
433 Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes
434 Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation
435 Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
436 Office of Manufactured Housing Programs
437 Office of Minority Health
438 Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
439 Office of Natural Resources Revenue
440 Office of Nuclear Energy
441 Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
442 Office of Policy Development and Research
443 Office of Postsecondary Education
444 Office of Refugee Resettlement
445 Office of Science and Technology Policy
446 Office of Scientific and Technical Information
447 Office of Servicemember Affairs
448 Office of Special Counsel
449 Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
450 Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement
451 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
452 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
453 Office of the Director of National Intelligence
454 Office of the Federal Register
455 Office of the Pardon Attorney
456 Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
457 Pacific Command
458 Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Planning Council
459 Pardon Attorney, Office of
460 Parent Information and Resources Center (CPIR)
461 Parole Commission
462 Passport Information Center (NPIC)
463 Patent and Trademark Office
464 Peace Corps
465 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
466 Pentagon Force Protection Agency
467 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
468 Policy Development and Research
469 Political Affairs
470 Postal Inspection Service
471 Postal Regulatory Commission
472 Postal Service (USPS)
473 Postsecondary Education, Office of
474 Power Administrations
475 President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
476 Presidential Scholars Commission
477 Presidio Trust
478 Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia
479 Prevention Information Network
480 Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB)
481 Public and Indian Housing
482 Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
483 Radio and TV Martí
484 Radio Free Asia (RFA)
485 Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
486 Radio Sawa
487 Railroad Retirement Board (RRB)
488 Reclamation, Bureau of
489 Refugee Resettlement, Office of
490 Rehabilitation Services Administration
491 Risk Management Agency
492 Rural Business and Cooperative Programs
493 Rural Development
494 Rural Housing Service
495 Rural Utilities Service
496 Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Bureau of (BSEE)
497 Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
498 Science and Technology Policy, Office of
499 Science Office
500 Scientific and Technical Information, Office of
501 Seafood Inspection Program
502 Secret Service
503 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
504 Selective Service System (SSS)
505 Senate
506 Sentencing Commission
507 Servicemember Affairs, Office of
508 Small Business Administration (SBA)
509 Smithsonian Institution
510 Social Security Administration (SSA)
511 Social Security Advisory Board
512 Southeastern Power Administration
513 Southern Command
514 Southwestern Power Administration
515 Space Command
516 Special Counsel, Office of
517 Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of (OSERS)
518 Special Operations Command
519 State Department (DOS)
520 State Justice Institute
521 Stennis Center for Public Service
522 Strategic Command
523 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
524 Supreme Court of the United States
525 Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement, Office of
526 Surface Transportation Board
527 Susquehanna River Basin Commission
528 Tax Court
529 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
530 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
531 Trade and Development Agency
532 Trade Representative
533 Transportation Department (DOT)
534 Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
535 Transportation Statistics, Bureau of
536 Treasury Department
537 Trustee Program
538 U.S. AbilityOne Commission
539 U.S. Access Board
540 U.S. Africa Command
541 U.S. Agency for Global Media
542 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
543 U.S. Air Force
544 U.S. Air Force Reserve Command
545 U.S. Arctic Research Commission
546 U.S. Army
547 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
548 U.S. Botanic Garden
549 U.S. Capitol Police
550 U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
551 U.S. Census Bureau
552 U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)
553 U.S. Chemical Safety Board
554 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
555 U.S. Coast Guard
556 U.S. Commission of Fine Arts
557 U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
558 U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
559 U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
560 U.S. Courts of Appeal
561 U.S. Customs and Border Protection
562 U.S. Cyber Command
563 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
564 U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)
565 U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
566 U.S. Department of Education (ED)
567 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
568 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
569 U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
570 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
571 U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
572 U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
573 U.S. Department of State (DOS)
574 U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
575 U.S. Department of the Treasury
576 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
577 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
578 U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
579 U.S. European Command
580 U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)
581 U.S. Fleet Forces Command
582 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
583 U.S. House of Representatives
584 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
585 U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
586 U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
587 U.S. International Trade Commission
588 U.S. Marine Corps
589 U.S. Marshals Service
590 U.S. Military Academy, West Point
591 U.S. Mint
592 U.S. Mission to the United Nations
593 U.S. National Central Bureau – Interpol
594 U.S. Navy
595 U.S. Northern Command
596 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
597 U.S. Parole Commission
598 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
599 U.S. Postal Inspection Service
600 U.S. Postal Service (USPS)
601 U.S. Senate
602 U.S. Sentencing Commission
603 U.S. Southern Command
604 U.S. Space Command
605 U.S. Special Operations Command
606 U.S. Strategic Command
607 U.S. Trade and Development Agency
608 U.S. Trade Representative
609 U.S. Transportation Command
610 U.S. Trustee Program
611 Unified Combatant Commands
612 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
614 Veterans Affairs Department (VA)
615 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)
616 Veterans Day National Committee
617 Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
618 Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)
619 Violence Against Women, Office on (OVW)
620 Voice of America (VOA)
621 Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
622 Washington Headquarters Services
623 Weather Service
624 Weights and Measures Division
625 West Point Military Academy
626 Western Area Power Administration
627 White House
628 Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
629 Women’s Bureau
630 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


See also this link for more on the national debt.

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.
Milton Friedman, 1984

By David Leeper

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4 replies on “Take Your Own Tour of the Federal Govt’s 630 Agencies & Departments”

OMG! Oy Vey! Unbelievable waste in federal govt. I skimmed down to the “I” and selected a few agencies Americans could do without:
Admin Conference of US
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Agric Mktg Service
Commission on Immigration Reform
(Commerce Dept)
Election Assisstance Commission: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). EAC is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information about election administration. EAC also accredits testing laboratories and certifies voting systems, as well as audits the use of HAVA funds.

Other responsibilities include maintaining the national mail voter registration form developed in accordance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

Exec Council on Integrity and Efficiency: The Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency (ECIE) was established by Executive Order 12805 of May 11, 1992. The ECIE, along with the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE) were created as interagency committees chaired by the Office of Management and Budget’s Deputy Director for Management. The mission of the ECIE is to continually identify, review, and discuss areas of weakness and vulnerability in Federal programs and operations to fraud, waste, and abuse, and to develop plans for coordinated, Government-wide activities that address these problems and promote economy and efficiency in Federal programs and operations.

Financial Crisis Inquiry Council: The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission was created by the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009. It’s purpose being to “examine the causes, domestic and global, of the current financial and economic crisis in the United States.”

The membership of the bi-partisan Commission consists of 10 prominent private citizens with significant experience in banking, market regulation, taxation, finance, economics, housing, and consumer protection.

The FCIC is charged with conducting a comprehensive examination of 22 specific and substantive areas of inquiry related to the financial crisis.

Indian Arts & Crafts Board
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Women’s Progress Commemoration Commission: The Women’s Progress Commemoration Commission was established under the Act of October 31, 1998 (112 Stat. 3196). The Commission consists of 15 members whose duties were to submit no later than 1 year after their initial meeting a report to the Secretary of the Interior that

(1) identified sites of historical significance to the women’s movement; and
(2) recommended actions, under the National Preservation Act and other law, to rehabilitate and preserve the sites and provide to the public interpretive and educational materials and activities at the sites.

The whole education department must go! In favor of what? State control of all education and fewer oppressive policies emanating from DC. Apportion education spending and taxation on education outcomes of quality.

Thanks David! 430 agencies created out of thin air over the years and funded with a We The Peoples ok! Time to take our Nation back TOTALLY! Freedom is not FREE, it will be a fight.

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