This manual is the official handbook of the Federal Government for 2006-2007. It provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, and boards, commissions, and committees. A typical agency description includes: a list of officials heading major operating units; a summary statement of the agency's purpose and role in the Federal Government.; a brief history of the agency, including its legislative or executive authority; a description of its programs and activities; Information, addresses, and phone numbers to help users locate detailed information on consumer activities, contracts and grants, employment, publications, and other matters of public interest.
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