Geodemographic data resources, contd.

1998-2000 BUDGET AUTHORITY FOR PRINCIPAL STATISTICAL AGENCIES
(in Millions)

Agency
   1998    actual
  1999    enacted
  2000   request
Bureau of Economic Analysis
42.5
43.2
49.4
Bureau of Justice Statistics
21.5
25.0
32.0
Bureau of Labor Statistics
380.5
398.9
420.9
       
Bureau of the Census
686.5
1,339.9
3,071.7
     Periodic Censuses and Programs
549.8
1,193.8
2,914.8
     Salaries and Expenses
136.7
146.1
156.9
       
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
31.0
31.0
31.0
Economic Research Service1
71.6
65.8
55.61
Energy Information Administration
66.8
70.5
72.6
National Agricultural Statistics Service2
118.3
104.0
100.6
       
National Center for Education Statistics
91.0
104.0
117.5
     Statistics
59.0
68.0
77.5
     Assessment
32.0
36.0
40.0
       
National Center for Health Statistics
84.6
94.6
109.6
 PHS Evaluation Funds
58.5
67.8
109.6
 Budget Authority
26.0
26.8
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1Decrease reflects the proposal to reverse the 1999 transfer of $12.2 million for the
evaluation of domestic food assistance programs from the Food and Nutrition Service.

 2Includes funds for the periodic Census of Agriculture and Special Studies of
$36.5, $23.6, and $16.5 (million) in 1998, 1999, and 2000, respectively.

Source: Office of Management and Budget, Analytical Perspectives, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2004

NOTE:  More information about federal government statistical programs can be accessed and downloaded in "pdf" form from:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg/statpolicy.html


Together with the ten agencies shown above, over seventy other entities in the government also generate and compile large amounts of secondary data in what is loosely called, "The Federal Statistical System. In addition, a number of professional consultants and companies in the private sector (such as Ricercar) process the secondary data, adding value to it by adapting it for practical applications such as (to mention a few) market targeting and strategic planning, locational analysis, economic development or epidemiology.

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