Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Massive Expansion of Federal Agencies

Government growth can be measured in numerous ways.  One is by the share of Gross Domestic Product.  Another is by the expansion of federal laws and regulations.  Another is the growth of government agencies and pseudo-agencies.  The expansion of federal agencies has been nothing short of massive.  Here is a list of the federal government agencies by name (most below the fold):


AbilityOne Commission
Access Board
Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Administration for Community Living
Administration for Native Americans
Administration on Aging (AoA)
Administration on Developmental Disabilities
Administrative Conference of the United States
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
African Development Foundation
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Agency for International Development (USAID)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Agricultural Marketing Service
Agricultural Research Service
Agriculture Department (USDA)
Air Force
Air Force Reserve
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau
American Battle Monuments Commission
American Samoa
Amtrak (AMTRAK)
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Antitrust Division
Architect of the Capitol
Archives (National Archives and Records Administration) (NARA)
Arctic Research Commission
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Arms Control and International Security
Army Corps of Engineers
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Interagency Coordinating Committee


Bankruptcy Courts
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
Bonneville Power Administration
Botanic Garden
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Bureau of Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Industry and Security
Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Bureau of Prisons
Bureau of Reclamation
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Bureau of the Census
Bureau of the Fiscal Service
Bureau of the Public Debt

Capitol Police
Capitol Visitor Center
Census Bureau
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Chief Acquisition Officers Council
Chief Financial Officers Council
Chief Human Capital Officers Council
Chief Information Officers Council
Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee
Citizenship and Immigration Services
Coast Guard
Commerce Department (DOC)
Commission of Fine Arts
Commission on Civil Rights
Commission on International Religious Freedom
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Community Planning and Development
Compliance, Office of
Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US CERT)
Congress—U.S. House of Representatives
Congress—U.S. Senate
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Congressional Research Service
Consular Affairs, Bureau of
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Copyright Office
Corps of Engineers
Council of Economic Advisers
Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
Council on Environmental Quality
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia
Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Court of Federal Claims
Court of International Trade
Customs and Border Protection

Defense Acquisition University
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Defense Commissary Agency
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
Defense Contract Management Agency
Defense Field Activities
Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)
Defense Finance and Accounting Service Out-of-Service Debt Management Center
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)
Defense Security Service (DSS)
Defense Technical Information Center
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Delaware River Basin Commission
Denali Commission
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Department of Commerce (DOC)
Department of Defense
Department of Education (ED)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Department of Labor (DOL)
Department of State (DOS)
Department of Transportation (DOT)
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Department of the Interior (DOI)
Department of the Treasury
Director of National Intelligence, Office of
District of Columbia
Domestic Policy Council
Drug Enforcement Administration
Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy

Economic Adjustment Office
Economic Analysis, Bureau of (BEA)
Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Economic Research Service
Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs
Economics and Statistics Administration
Education Department (ED)
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of (OESE)
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
Employment and Training Administration
Endangered Species Program
Energy Department (DOE)
Energy Information Administration
English Language Acquisition Office
Engraving and Printing, Bureau of (BEP)
Environmental Management (Energy Department)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
European Command
Executive Office for Immigration Review

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
Fannie Mae
Farm Credit Administration
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation
Farm Service Agency
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Citizen Information Center
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Federal Consulting Group
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Federal Election Commission
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Federal Executive Boards
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
Federal Financing Bank
Federal Geographic Data Committee
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds
Federal Interagency Committee on Education
Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy
Federal Judicial Center
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Federal Library and Information Center Committee
Federal Maritime Commission
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)
Federal Protective Service
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Federal Register
Federal Reserve System
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Federal Student Aid Information Center
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Federated States of Micronesia
Financial Management Service
Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Commission
Fiscal Service, Bureau of
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Foreign Agricultural Service
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
Forest Service
Fossil Energy
Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board

General Services Administration (GSA)
Geological Survey (USGS)
Global Affairs (State Department)
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Government Ethics, Office of
Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae)
Government Publishing Office
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Health Resources and Services Administration
Health and Human Services Department (HHS)
Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Office
Helsinki Commission
Holocaust Memorial Museum
Homeland Security Department (DHS)
House Office of Inspector General
House Office of the Clerk
House of Representatives
Housing Office

Immigration and Citizenship Services
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Indian Affairs
Indian Arts and Crafts Board
Indian Health Service
Industrial College of the Armed Forces
Industry and Security, Bureau of
Information Resource Management College
Information Resources Center (ERIC)
Innovation and Improvement Office
Inspectors General
Institute of Education Sciences
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Institute of Peace
Inter-American Foundation
Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group
Interagency Council on Homelessness
Interior Department (DOI)
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
International Labor Affairs, Bureau of
International Trade Administration (ITA)
International Trade Commission

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Japan-United States Friendship Commission
Job Corps
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
Joint Fire Science Program
Joint Forces Command
Joint Forces Staff College
Joint Military Intelligence College
Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Judicial Circuit Courts of Appeal
Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
Justice Department (DOJ)
Justice Programs, Office of
Justice Statistics, Bureau of
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of


Labor Department (DOL)
Labor Statistics, Bureau of
Land Management, Bureau of (BLM)
Legal Services Corporation
Library of Congress (LOC)

Marine Mammal Commission
Maritime Administration (MARAD)
Marketing and Regulatory Programs (Agriculture Department)
Marshals Service
Mediation and Conciliation Service
Medicaid (CMS)
Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
Medicare (CMS)
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Merit Systems Protection Board
Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
Military Postal Service Agency
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Minor Outlying Islands
Minority Business Development Agency
Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
Mississippi River Commission
Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation
Multifamily Housing Office

NOAA Fisheries
National AIDS Policy Office
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Agricultural Statistics Service
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Capital Planning Commission
National Cemetery Administration
National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
National Constitution Center
National Council on Disability (NCD)
National Counterintelligence Executive, Office of
National Credit Union Administration
National Defense University
National Defense University iCollege
National Drug Intelligence Center
National Economic Council
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
National Gallery of Art
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
National Guard
National Health Information Center (NHIC)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
National Indian Gaming Commission
National Institute of Corrections
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
National Institute of Justice
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Intelligence University
National Interagency Fire Center
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
National Laboratories (Energy Department)
National Marine Fisheries Service
National Mediation Board
National Nuclear Security Administration
National Ocean Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Park Foundation
National Park Service
National Passport Information Center (NPIC)
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)
National Reconnaissance Office
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Security Agency (NSA)
National Security Council
National Technical Information Service
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
National Transportation Safety Board
National War College
National Weather Service (NOAA)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Natural Resources Revenue, Office of
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Northern Command
Northern Mariana Islands
Northwest Power Planning Council
Northwest Power and Conservation Council
Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of (BOEM)
Office for Civil Rights - Department of Education
Office of Community Planning and Development
Office of Compliance
Office of Disability Employment Policy
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
Office of Fossil Energy
Office of Government Ethics
Office of Housing
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Office of Natural Resources Revenue
Office of Nuclear Energy (Department of Energy)
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Office of Servicemember Affairs
Office of Special Counsel
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Office of the Federal Register
Office of the Pardon Attorney
Open World Leadership Center
Out-of-Service Debt Management Center
Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Pacific Command
Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Planning Council
Pardon Attorney, Office of
Parole Commission (Justice Department)
Peace Corps
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
Pentagon Force Protection Agency
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Policy Development and Research (HUD)
Political Affairs (State Department)
Postal Regulatory Commission
Postal Service (USPS)
Power Administrations
President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
Presidio Trust
Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB)
Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (State Department)
Public and Indian Housing
Puerto Rico

Radio Free Asia (RFA)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
Radio and TV Marti
Railroad Retirement Board (RRB)
Reclamation, Bureau of
Refugee Resettlement, Office of
Regulatory Information Service Center
Rehabilitation Services Administration (Education Department)
Republic of The Marshall Islands
Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Rhode Island
Risk Management Agency (Agriculture Department)
Rural Business and Cooperative Programs
Rural Development
Rural Housing Service
Rural Utilities Service

Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Bureau of (BSEE)
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
Science Office (Energy Department)
Science and Technology Policy, Office of
Scientific and Technical Information, Office of
Secret Service
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Selective Service System (SSS)
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Smithsonian Institution
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Social Security Advisory Board
South Carolina
South Dakota
Southeastern Power Administration
Southern Command
Southwestern Power Administration
Special Forces Operations Command
State Department (DOS)
State Justice Institute
Stennis Center for Public Service
Strategic Command
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Supreme Court of the United States
Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement
Surface Transportation Board
Susquehanna River Basin Commission

TRICARE Management
Tax Court
Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
Tennessee Valley Authority
Trade and Development Agency
Transportation Command
Transportation Department (DOT)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Transportation Statistics, Bureau of
Treasury Department
Trustee Program

U.S. AbilityOne Commission
U.S. Access Board
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force Reserve Command
U.S. Arctic Research Commission
U.S. Army
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Botanic Garden
U.S. Capitol Police
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)
U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Commission of Fine Arts
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
U.S. Fleet Forces Command
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. International Trade Commission
U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Military Academy, West Point
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
U.S. National Central Bureau - Interpol
U.S. Navy
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Postal Service (USPS)
U.S. Senate
U.S. Sentencing Commission
U.S. Trade Representative
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
U.S. Trustee Program
U.S. Virgin Islands
Unified Combatant Commands (Defense Department)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
United States Mint
United States Postal Inspection Service

Veterans Affairs Department (VA)
Veterans Benefits Administration
Veterans Day National Committee
Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)
Vietnam Education Foundation
Voice of America

Washington Headquarters Services
Weather Service (NOAA)
Weights and Measures Division
West Point (Army)
West Virginia
Western Area Power Administration
White House
White House Commission on Presidential Scholars
White House Office of Administration
Women's Bureau (Labor Department)
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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