U.S. Geological Survey
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The mission of the U.S. Geological Survey is to provide biological, geologic, topographic, and hydrologic information that contributes to the wise management of the Nation's natural resources and promotes the health, safety, and well being of the people. This information consists of maps, data bases, and descriptions and analyses of the water, energy, and mineral resources, land surface, underlying geologic structure, and dynamic processes of the Earth.
To accomplish its mission, the Survey:
The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.
The USGS has a matrix organization, with programmatic leadership provided by scientific Discipline, but management and program execution carried out on Regional lines. The six mission areas of the Survey are described below.
The functions of the Chief Information Officer are carried out in the Geospatial Information Office and Office of Enterprise Information which manages bureau information technology resources and investments, information services and the geospatial portfolio, including the Geospatial One-Stop project.
The bureau's administrative functions are carried out in the Office of Administration. The components support the various scientific programs of the Geological Survey through its financial, budgeting, personnel, procurement, property, and supply services.
The U.S. Geological Survey has its Headquarters in the National Center in Reston, Virginia. The Survey has seven Regional Offices located in:
Region Location Servicing Acquisition Office Northeast Reston, Virginia Reston Acquisition Branch Southeast Norcross, Georgia Reston Acquisition Branch Midwest Ann Arbor Michigan Denver Acquisition Branch Northwest Denver, Colorado Denver Acquisition Branch Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Sacramento Acquisition Branch Pacific Sacramento, California Sacramento Acquisition Branch
(see Points of Contact page)
USGS also has a number of field centers around the US with simplified acquisition authority.
Annual acquisition and financial assistance obligations for the Geological Survey totals over $400 million, including $65 million in charge card purchases. In Fiscal year 2006, the following Top 25 North American Industry Classification System code categories accounted for 67% of USGS acquisition obligations reported to FPDS.
|541513||COMPUTER FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SERVICES||211||$28,233,893|
|541990||ALL OTHER PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND TECHNICAL SERVICES||740||$13,981,892|
|334513||INSTRUMENTS AND RELATED PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING FOR MEASURING, DISPLAYING, AND CONTROLLING INDUSTRIAL PROCESS VARIABLES||708||$19,922,075|
|541519||OTHER COMPUTER RELATED SERVICES||291||$14,060,217|
|541512||COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN SERVICES||384||$13,109,954|
|334111||ELECTRONIC COMPUTER MANUFACTURING||62||$10,532,516|
|237110||WATER AND SEWER LINE AND RELATED STRUCTURES CONSTRUCTION||191||$8,899,204|
|561210||FACILITIES SUPPORT SERVICES||41||$8,322,467|
|541712||RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHYSICAL, ENGINEERING,
AND LIFE SCIENCES (EXCEPT BIOTECHNOLOGY)
The U.S. Geological Survey also issues assistance awards (grants and cooperative agreements) primarily to state and local governments, educational institutions and other nonprofit organizations. Descriptions of USGS Assistance activities can be found in the program listings in the Catalog Of Federal Domestic Assistance.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OBLIGATIONS, 1687 ACTIONS AT $115,780,069