The Statistical Agencies of the Federal Government: A Report to the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government

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2 ORGANIZATION OF THE FEDERAL STATISTICAL SYSTEM

Elements of the Present Statistical Intelligence System

THE INTRODUCTORY REFERENCE TO STATISTICAL AGENCIES indicates the various classes of Federal offices making up the system on which we depend for information. We here set forth in greater detail and in somewhat different order the elements of that system. Table 2 includes the coordinating office and the more important of the agencies that collect, process or analyze statistics serving some purpose beyond the purely administrative ends of the agencies themselves. If strictly operational statistics were included the exhibit would take in virtually every agency of the government.


TABLE 2
Elements of the Statistical Intelligence System, 1948
AGENCY AND
LOCATION IN
GOVERNMENT
CHIEF
STATUTORY FUNCTIONS
STATISTICS PRODUCED OR ANALYSES MADE FOR OUTSIDE USE*
Coordinating Agency
Division of Statis-Coordinate and improveNone
tical Standards,Statistical work; review
Bureau of thereporting plans and
Budget (Executivequestioners.
Office of the
President)
Public Purpose Collection Agencies (with or without analytical duties)
Bureau of theCollect, compile, andStatistical description of resources
Census (Com-publish statistic aboutof the U.S.; complete censuses
merce)the American people and(population, agriculture, irrigation,
their economy; providedrainage. manufactures, mineral
bases for Congressionalindustries, housing, distribution,
representation.government) and interim surveys;
foreign trade and shipping; consumer
income; current survey of the labor
force.
Bureau of Agricul-Acquire, analyze, inter-Crop and livestock production and
tural Economicspret, and diffuse economicinventories; crop forecast; food
(Agriculture)and statistical informationprocessing and consumption; farm
and distribution and landmanagements; farm ownership values,
utilization and conserva-transfers, taxation, and finance;
tion in their broadestprices farmers pay and receive;
aspects.farm income.
Bureau of LaborCollect, analyze, andEmployment, wages, hours, payrolls,
Statistics (labor)distribute information onand earnings; wholesale and retail
subjects connected withprices, industrial relations and
labor in the broadesthazards, foreign labor conditions;
sense.labor productivity; family consump-
tion and expenditures; housing and
residential construction.
*Since data in a given field may be analyzed by several agencies concerned with different
programs, the appearance of the same subject under different bureaus or offices does not
necessarily mean a duplication of activity.

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