GIS: Federal Agencies

Federal Agencies and GIS Useage
FEMA: On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  The primary mission of the FEMA is to reduce the loss of life and property and to protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.
FCC: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress.  The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.  The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.
Federal Government Use of GIS: This webpage lists some applications of GIS technology by parts of the US federal government and how these applications are used in decision making.
USGS: The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth, minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters, manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources, and enhance and protect our quality of life.
USDA: The United States Department of Agriculture provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.
U.S. Cenus Bureau: The US Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.  It honors privacy, protects confidentiality, shares expertise globally, and conducts work openly.  It is guided on this mission by its strong and capable workforce, its readiness to innovate, and its abiding commitment to its customers.

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