Sectors

A partial listing of mission areas followed by programs is defined in the General Accounting Office report, "Managing for Results: Barriers to Interagency Coordination" [GGD-00-106, March 29, 2000]. This set is limited to potential areas of fragmentation and overlap. Functional budget classifications in the federal budget process provide another means for defining sectors:

  • Agriculture: Food safety.
  • Commerce and housing credit: Financial institution regulation.
  • Community and regional development: Community development, economic development, emergency preparedness, housing, rural development.
  • Education, training, employment and social services: Early childhood programs, employment training, student aid.
  • General science, space and technology: High-performance computing, national laboratories, research and development facilities, small-business innovation research.
  • General government: Federal statistical agencies.
  • Health: Long-term care, substance abuse, nuclear health and safety, telemedicine, teen pregnancy prevention.
  • Income security: Child care, welfare and related programs, youth programs, homelessness programs, programs for people with disabilities.
  • Defense: Guided weapon systems, telecommunications, military health care, satellite control systems, nonmedical chemical and biological research and development.
  • International affairs: Educational programs, policy formulation and implementation.
  • Law enforcement: Border inspections, drug control, investigative authority, drug trafficking, combating terrorism.
  • Natural resources and environment: Federal land management, international environmental programs, hazardous waste cleanup, water quality.

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