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Mission

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:

Organization

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.

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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.

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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 on Small Business Program 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 2015, the following Top 10 North American Industry Classification System code categories accounted for 44% of USGS acquisition obligations reported to FPDS.

TOP 10 NAICS CODES FOR FY-2015 -- U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

NAICS DESCRIPTION ACTION
COUNT
DOLLARS
OBLIGATED
541330 ENGINEERING SERVICES 267 $56,518,906
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)
66 $8,239,803

Federal Assistance

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


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