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Federal Web Sites

  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
  • Attorney General's Office
  • Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, And Explosives (ATF)
  • Bureau of Diplomatic Security
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • Center for Sex Offender Management
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
  • Community Capacity Development Office
  • Community-Oriented Policing Services
  • Customs Service
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Federal Air Marshall Service, Office of (FAMS)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons Library
  • Federal Communications Commission Homeland Security Policy Council
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Federal Judicial Center
  • Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (UNICOR)
  • Federal Protective Services, Office of
  • Federal Transit Administration
  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement
  • Justice Technology Information Network (JUSTNET)
  • Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety
  • National Archives and Records Administration
    Information Security Oversight Office
  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
  • National Criminal Justice Research Service (NCJRS)
  • National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
  • National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN)
  • National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
  • National Security Agency
  • National Security Council
  • Office for the Victims of Crime
  • Office of Child Support Enforcement
  • Office of Correctional Education
  • Office of Homeland Security
  • Office of Justice Programs
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
  • Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Office of the Deputy Attorney General
  • Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive
  • Office of Tribal Justice
  • Overseas Security Advisory Council
  • Pentagon Force Protection Agency
  • Secret Service
  • Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Division
  • TRAC ATF Web Site
  • TRAC Customs Service Web Site
  • TRAC DEA Web Site
  • TRAC FBI Web Site
  • TRAC INS Web Site
  • TRAC IRS Web Site
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • U. S. Attorney General's Office
  • The U.S. Bomb Data Center
  • U.S. Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcemement
  • U.S. Congress. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security
  • U.S. Congress. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • U. S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Border Patrol
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Housing Departmental Enforcement Center (DEC)
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U. S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section
  • U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General
  • U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Solicitor General
  • U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security
  • U.S. Department of State, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
  • U.S. Department of State, Overseas Security Advisory Board
  • U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Emergency Management
  • U. S. Food and Drug Administration Bioterrorism Page
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • U. S. Marshal's Service
  • U.S. National Central Bureau of Interpol
  • U. S. Parole Commission
  • U. S. Postal Inspection Service
  • U. S. Secret Service
  • U. S. Secret Service, National Threat Assessment Center
  • U. S. Sentencing Commission
  • USA.gov's Index to U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
  • White House Homeland Security Issues


    Source Links With Annotations


    Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
    Bush: http://www.state.gov/p/inl/
    Clinton: http://www.state.gov/www/global/narcotics_law/index.html
    The Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) advises the President, Secretary of State, other bureaus in the Department of State, and other departments and agencies within the U.S. Government on the development of policies and programs to combat international narcotics and crime.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is a law enforcement organization within the United States Department of Treasury with unique responsibilities dedicated to reducing violent crime, collecting revenue, and protecting the public. ATF enforces the Federal laws and regulations relating to alcohol, tobacco, firearms, explosives and arson by working directly and in cooperation with others to:
    *Suppress and prevent crime and violence through enforcement, regulation, and community outreach. *Ensure fair and proper revenue collection. *Provide fair and effective industry regulation. *Support and assist Federal, State, local, and international law enforcement. *Provide innovative training programs in support of criminal and regulatory enforcement functions.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Bureau of Justice Assistance
    Established by the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended, BJA accomplishes its mission by providing funding, evaluation, training, technical assistance, and information support to State and community criminal justice programs, thus effectively forming partnerships with State and local jurisdictions.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Bureau of Justice Statistics
    If you need statistics on a criminal justice topic, this is a good web site to check out. BJS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of the justice systems at all levels of government.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Center for Sex Offender Management
    Established in June 1997, the Center for Sex Offender Management's (CSOM) goal is to enhance public safety by preventing further victimization through improving the management of adult and juvenile sex offenders who are in the community. The Center for Sex Offender Management is sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, in collaboration with the the National Institute of Corrections, State Justice Institute, and the American Probation and Parole Association. CSOM is administered through a cooperative agreement between OJP and the Center for Effective Public Policy.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Central Intelligence Agency
    The Central Intelligence Agency was created in 1947 with the signing of the National Security Act by President Truman. The National Security Act charged the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) with coordinating the nation’s intelligence activities and correlating, evaluating and disseminating intelligence which affects national security.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Child Welfare Information Gateway
    Earlier this year, the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse were consolidated and expanded to become Child Welfare Information Gateway. A service of the Children's Bureau, USHHS, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides professionals with the latest resources and information on child welfare topics ranging from child abuse prevention to adoption. Child Welfare Information Gateway connects professionals and concerned citizens to timely, essential information and resources targeted to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Community Capacity Development Office
    The Community Capacity Development Office is going to be modeled after the successful strategies employed by Weed and Seed. CCDO will help communities to help themselves, enabling them to develop solutions to community safety problems confronting them, as well as developing leadership to implement and sustain those solutions. We don't have an "official" motto yet, but if we did it would go something like this: "You can do it, we can help." The emphasis is on you and us helping you to achieve your community goals.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
    To help communities better fight crime, the the Office of Community Oriented-Policing Services is dedicated to putting 100,000 additional officers on America's streets and to promoting community policing strategies nationwide. Our work is part of the U.S. Department of Justice's comprehensive approach to combating crime. As of February 1997, the U.S. Department of Justice and COPS have awarded grants for the hiring or redeployment of more than 54,000 police officers and sheriff's deputies to the nation's streets. This brings us over halfway to the President's goal of adding 100,000 additional officers to the nations's streets by the year 2000. The web site features: a basic overview of the COPS program, information about COPS grants and how to apply for them, information about training and technical assistance in community policing, news releases and columns about the COPS program, past issues of COPS newsletters, publications, and grant proposals, short narratives describing what's working with community policing, and links to other community oriented policng web sites.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) enforces statutes and laws relating to the unlawful distribution and use of narcotics such as heroin, opium, marijuana, cocaine, hallucinogenes, and synthetic (man made) narcotics such as methamphetamines and barbiturates. The main emphasis is on stopping the the narcotics trade at the source both in the United States and abroad. Agents may work a significant amount of their careers undercover. The web site provides information about the agency, its mission, its programs, trends and statistics, fugitives, press releases, and publications as well as employment information.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Federal Air Marshall Service, Office of
    The Mission of the Federal Air Marshal Service is to be responsible for and protect air security and promote public confidence in our nation's civil aviation system through the effective deployment of Federal Air Marshals in order to detect, deter and defeat hostile acts targeting U.S. air carriers, airports, passengers and crews.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigates violations of all Federal laws that are not covered in the jurisdiction of other Federal agencies. These investigations may include bank roberies, kidnapping, treason, civil rights violations, extortions, and the assaulting or killing of any Federal Government employee. The FBI runs a national crime lab, the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), and maintains a centralized system of fingerprint identification. This is probably the most varied and interesting of all criminal justice careers. The home page features information about major investigations, the ten most wanted, case files, press releases, law enforcement support activities, the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, highlights from the Uniform Crime Reports, and even how to go about making reservations for a tour.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Federal Bureau of Prisons
    The Federal Bureau of Prisons is the fastest growing Federal Agency. Federal Law Enforcement career opportunities are greater in the Bureau of Prisons than any of the other agencies on this list. The Bureau of Prisons provides a safe and secure living environment for the inmates that have been sentenced in Federal Court. These are the inmates that were caught and prosecuted by the other Federal Law Enforcement officers on this page. Career advancement opportunites, a stable work environment, and the opportunities to transfer to any area of the country are reasons to consider a career with the Bureau of Prisons. The agency's web site also features documents and articles such as "A Brief History of Alcatraz", the current congressional budget request, a federal prison facilities locator, how to locate federal and state inmates, and quick facts and statistics.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Federal Bureau of Prisons Library
    Provides information about the library, its archives, the periodicals it receives, and a searchable library catalog.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Federal Communications Commission Homeland Security Policy Council
    This new agency will assist the Commission in evaluating and strengthening measures for protecting U.S. telecommunications, broadcast and other communications infrastructure and facilities from further terrorist attacks.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror. Lists many publications related to various emergencies and disasters.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Federal Judicial Center
    Provides information about the Federal Judicial Center, its education programs for court personnel, a collection of online reports sponsored by the Center, and links to other federal court web sites.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (UNICOR)
    It is the mission of Federal Prison Industries, Inc. to employ and provide skills training to the greatest practicable number of inmates confined within the Federal Bureau of Prisons; contribute to the safety and security of our Nation's correctional facilities by keeping inmates constructively occupied; produce market-price quality goods for sale to the Federal Government; operate in a self-sustaining manner; and minimize FPI's impact on private business and labor.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Federal Protective Service, Office of
    The mission of the Federal Protective Service (FPS) is to provide law enforcement and security services to over one million tenants and daily visitors to all federally owned and leased facilities nationwide. FPS protection services focus directly on the interior security of the nation and the reduction of crimes and potential threats in federal facilities throughout the nation. Now part of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Federal Transit Administration
    Office of Safety and Security
    The Federal Transit Administration's Office of Safety and Security is concerned with matters relating to the safety and security of our nation's mass transit systems.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinEN)
    The mission of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is to support law enforcement investigative efforts and foster interagency and global cooperation against domestic and international financial crimes; and to provide U.S. policy makers with strategic analyses of domestic and worldwide money-laundering developments, trends and patterns. FinCEN works towards those ends through information collection, analysis, and sharing, technological assistance, and innovative and cost-effective implementation of Treasury authorities.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Justice Technology Information Network (JUSTNET)
    The National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center sponsors the Justice Technology Information Network or JUSTNET, an information gateway for law enforcement, corrections, and criminal justice technology information, including:
    (1) News and Information
    (2) Interactive Services
    (3) Data and Publications
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety
    formerly called Crime Mapping Research Center
    Established in 1997, the goal of the Center is the promotion, research, evaluation, development, and dissemination of GIS (geographic information systems) technology and the spatial analysis of crime.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    National Archives and Records Administration
    Information Security Oversight Office
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has focused on violence prevention since the early 1980s, when efforts included the prevention of youth violence, suicide, and suicide attempts. Early in 1994, CDC was funded to strengthen efforts to prevent family and intimate violence. The Division of Violence Prevention in CDC's, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control has four priority areas for violence prevention: youth violence, family and intimate violence, suicide, and firearm injuries.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
    The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is one of the most extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world, providing services to an international community of policymakers and professionals. The web site is currently divided into the following topics, each of which provides connections to documents and additional web and list serv sites.
    (1) Corrections
    (2) Courts
    (3) Drugs and Crime
    (4) International
    (5) Juvenile Justice
    (6) Law Enforcement
    (7) Victims of Crime
    (8) Statistics
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
    NIC is a small agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, that provides assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies working with adult offenders. NIC also provides leadership to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide in areas of emerging interest and concern to correctional executives and practitioners as well as public policymakers. Offices are located in Washington, D.C., and Longmont, Colorado. This web site describes NIC activities and opportunities for agencies to access NIC training, technical assistance, and information services.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    National Institute of Corrections Information Center
    Describes services, lists downloadable NIC publications, and features a searchable database of more than 1,500 NIC publications. Also describes the Robert J. Kutak Memorial Library and answers frequently asked questions. A "What's New" section highlights web developments and other activities, such as videoconferences offered over the web. "NetConnections" offers an array of web links of interest to corrections practioners. E-mail and other contact information is available throughout the site.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
    The research, development, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. Provides information on NIJ funding opportunities, program activities, recently released publications and products in several topic areas, contact information for NIJ staff,and a key word search within NIJ, NCJRS, or OJP. The new site links you to other NIJ-related sites: NCJRS, PAVNET, NLECTC, the Professional Conference Series, UNOJUST, the Rule of Law, and the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods. You'll also find a listing of recent awards as well as NIJ's complete portfolio of research activities.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    National Institutes on Drug Abuse
    This federal agency sponsors conferences on drug abuse which may be of interest to criminal justice practitioners.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN)
    Through its National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) Program, ATF deploys Integrated Ballistic Identification System (IBIS) equipment into Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies for their use in imaging and comparing crime gun evidence." This site provides overview of the NIBIN program and success stories of the program.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    National Security Agency/Central Security Agency
    The National Security Agency/Central Security Service is America’s cryptologic organization. It coordinates, directs, and performs highly specialized activities to protect U.S. information systems and produce foreign intelligence information. A high technology organization, NSA is on the frontiers of communications and data processing. It is also one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research within the government.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    The National Security Council
    The National Security Council (NSC) is the President's principal forum for considering national security and foreign policy matters with his senior national security advisors and cabinet officials. Since its inception under President Truman, the Council's function has been to advise and assist the President on national security and foreign policies. The Council also serves as the President's principal arm for coordinating these policies among various government agencies.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Office for Victims of Crime
    The Office for Victims of Crime's mission is to increase the availability of information about victims' rights and assistance services. It's web site enables crime victims, victim advocates, and others interested in victims' rights to access information about available funding, training, technical assistance, and vocational opportunities in the field of victim services. Users can click on "law enforcement", "prosecutors", and other categories to go directly to information of interest.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Office of Child Support Enforcement
    This site provides a comprehensive source of information nationwide child support enforcement programs. There are links to state websites with child support enforcement programs. Some of these state sites even have links to county child enforcement support programs. There are links to policy documents and links to related souces of information outside the CSE site. The site can be viewed in English or Spanish. Source: LLRX Links in the News, April 16, 1998.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Office of Correctional Education
    In April 1991, the U.S. Department of Education created a new office to provide national leadership on issues in correctional education. The Office of Correctional Education (OCE) provides technical assistance to States, local schools, and correctional institutions and shares information on correctional education. The office was authorized by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act Amendments of 1990 (Public Law 101-392). Public Law 101-392, Title VI Part A. Unfortunately, funding opportunities appear to have dried up during the 1996 fiscal year. This is an archived web site.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Office of Homeland Security
    The Office of Homeland Security is coordinating national strategy to strengthen protections against terrorist threats or attacks in the United States.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Office of Justice Programs
    Created in 1984 by the Justice Assistance Act, provides federal leadership in developing the Nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice. and assist crime victims.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
    OJJDP has recently redesigned its Web site and given it a new url. New options include:

  • About OJJDP to learn how the agency is organized, what legislation authorized its formation, and how to contact OJJDP staff.
  • JJ Facts & Figures to get the latest information on juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and violence and victimization.
  • Highlights to see the latest OJJDP releases, and discover time-sensitive opportunities, new features on the Web site, and new sources of information.
  • Grants & Funding and explore funding opportunities from OJJDP and other agencies.
  • Resources to share with and build on the experiences of individuals, agencies, and organizations in your community.
  • Programs and learn about the design and implementation of OJJDP programs.
  • Publications to access OJJDP publications and other resources.
  • Calendar of Events and find out about upcoming OJJDP-sponsored and youth-focused conferences.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Office of the Deputy Attorney General
    The Deputy Attorney General advises and assists the Attorney General in formulating and implementing Departmental policies and programs and in providing overall supervision and direction to all organizational units of the Department. The Deputy Attorney General is authorized to exercise all the power and authority of the Attorney General, except where such power or authority is prohibited by law from delegation or has been delegated to another official. In the absence of the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General acts as the Attorney General.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Office of National Drug Control Policy
    ONDCP announces the release of a new World Wide Web site that provides access to U.S. drug policy information. The new site features the latest drug policy information, statistical summaries, ONDCP press releases, speeches, congressional testimony, the Federal drug control budget, the National Drug Control Strategy, and information about enforcement, prevention, education, and treatment initiatives. The site also includes features such as:

  • a directory of State antidrug agencies.
  • a comprehensive list of drug slang terms.
  • a slide show highlighting drug-related statistics.
  • Make-A-Zeen, where kids and teens are invited to submit artwork, stories, and games to create their own online magazine.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Office of Tribal Justice
    Welcome to the Office of Tribal Justice! Please explore our website for useful information about the Department of Justice's unique relationship with Native Americans. You will find information about grant and funding opportunities, public safety and law enforcement, publications and statistical studies, and other helpful government offices. The Office of Tribal Justice is the primary channel of communication for Native Americans with the Department of Justice, and facilitates the coordination of a broad range of Native American issues to help unify the federal response.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Overseas Security Advisory Council
    The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) was established in 1985 by the U.S. Department of State to foster the exchange of security related information between the U.S. Government and American private sector operating abroad. OSAC has developed into an enormously successful joint venture for effective security cooperation. Through OSAC, the American private sector is provided timely information on which to make informed corporate decisions on how best to protect their investment, facilities, personnel and intellectual property abroad. Check out the global news, the database, and the oversees travel warnings and announcements.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Pentagon Force Protection Agency
    Contains links to Pentagon Police, Information Technology, Criminal Investigation and Internal Affairs, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Information, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection and Security Services.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Division
    Provides general information about the Enforcement Division, various enforcement actions, administrative proceedings, plus:

  • Investor Alerts: Announcements to investors concerning Commission enforcement actions, and warnings issued by the Commission about wide-spread frauds.
  • Insider Trading: Information about bounties for persons who report insider trading violations.
  • SEC Division of Enforcement Complaint Center: How to contact the SEC and other agencies about fraud.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    TRAC ATF Site
    TRAC, a nonpartisan "data gathering, data research and data distribution organization" located at Syracuse University has a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms site. After free registration, users can examine findings and data graphics organized into three sections: ATF at Work, Criminal Enforcement Activities, and Enforcement Trends Over Time. Additional information is available on criminal statutes enforced by the ATF, as well as the sources of TRAC's data and the operation of the Clearinghouse itself.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    TRAC Customs Service Web Site
    Your source for comprehensive independent, and nonpartisan information about the U.S. Customs Service. Coming in Fall 1999.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    TRAC DEA Site
    TRAC, a nonpartisan "data gathering, data research and data distribution organization" located at Syracuse University has updated its widely respected Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) site. Under New Findings, users can view a summary of TRAC's latest analyses of the DEA's performance during the last five years. After free registration, users can examine findings and data graphics organized into three sections: Enforcement Trends Over Time, DEA at Work, and District Enforcement (for 1992-1996). Additional information is available on criminal statutes enforced by the DEA, as well as the sources of TRAC's data and the operation of the Clearinghouse itself. The updated DEA site is another excellent effort by this nonpartisan organization dedicated to providing valuable information to concerned citizens, the press, and legislators.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    TRAC FBI Web Site
    The Transactional Records Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, a widely respected independent and non-partisan "data gathering, data research and data distribution organization," has done it again. TRAC's new FBI site is unparalleled for the amount of information it offers on one of the least monitored federal agencies. After free registration, users can access over 23,000 pages of information, including numerous tables, maps, and graphs. Findings and data graphics on the FBI are divided into five sections: Key Findings, FBI national Profile and Enforcement Trends Over Time, White Collar Counts, FBI at Work, and District Enforcement. The site also directs users to the text of criminal statutes enforced by the FBI and the sources for the data, including descriptions of strengths and weaknesses. This site demonstrates how technology and the Freedom of Information Act can be combined to provide citizens with highly-detailed but easy to acess information about their government.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    TRAC INS Web Site
    Your source for comprehensive independent, and nonpartisan information about INS
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    TRAC IRS Web Site
    The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse IRS Web Site (TRAC) provides a unique compilation of information about the criminal enforcement actions of the IRS -- how and where it seeks to enforce the nation's tax laws -- that has been drawn from internal administrative records maintained by the Justice Department. TRAC is a non-partisan, non-profit, tax exempt data research organization associated with Syracuse University. Requires registration.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, see TRAC

    Transportation Security Administration
    The Transportation Security Administration protects the Nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. The agency has also launched a blog
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    U. S. Attorney General's Office
    The Attorney General, as head of the Department of Justice and chief law enforcement officer of the Federal Government, represents the United States in legal matters generally and gives advice and opinions to the President and to the heads of the executive departments of the Government when so requested. The Attorney General appears in person to represent the Government before the U.S. Supreme Court in cases of exceptional gravity or importance.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    U.S. Bomb Data Center
    Welcome to the U.S. Bomb Data Center. The U.S. Bomb Data Center was established by congressional mandate in 1996 as a national collection center for information on arson and explosives related incidents throughout the United States. The U.S. Bomb Data Center databases incorporates information from various sources such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and the United States Fire Administration. Information maintained by the National Repository is available for statistical analysis and investigative research by scholars and the law enforcement community
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    U.S. Coast Guard
    Office of Law Enforcement
    "The United States Coast Guard is the nation's leading maritime law enforcement agency and has broad, multi-faceted jurisdictional authority." Information is provided on a variety of topics including Drug Interdiction, Alien Migrant Interdiction, Law Enforcement School, Current Reports and Ocean Guardian: Fisheries Enforcement Strategic Plan.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    U.S. Congress. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security
    The Committee on Homeland Security was created by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. The Committee was first formed as a Select, non-permanent Committee, to provide Congressional oversight over the development of the Department of Homeland Security. The Committee was made permanent when it was designated as a Standing Committee of the House on January 4, 2005, the first day of the 109th Congress.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    U.S. Congress. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    Over the years, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and its predecessors have dealt with a number of important issues. Most recently, the Committee had primary jurisdiction over the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is the chief oversight committee for the United States Senate.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    Committed to vigilance, integrity, and service to the United States, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency performs a wide range of tasks every day, including monitoring the borders of the country as well as investigating disputes over imports and exports. On their site, users can learn about the agency’s latest accomplishments and read about some of their most recent initiatives along the Mexican border. The fact sheets area is quite good, and it contains information on port security, trade, travel, canine enforcement, and their “On a Typical Day”, which offers some statistics on what occurs on the average day at the agency. The site also contains a number of very pragmatic resources, such as the “Know Before You Go” brochure, which is designed to inform U.S. residents what they may and may not bring back to the States after a trip abroad. Finally, for those persons considering a career with the agency, there is a “Careers” area which offers a listing of available positions.Source : Scout Report, June 2, 2006.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
    Border Patrol
    Now part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Border Patrol is specifically responsible for patrolling the 6,000 miles of Mexican and Canadian international land borders and 2,000 miles of coastal waters surrounding the Florida Peninsula and the island of Puerto Rico. Agents work around the clock on assignments, in all types of terrain and weather conditions. Agents also work in many isolated communities throughout the United States.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    U.S. Department of Defense
    The Department of Defense is responsible for providing the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    The mission of the Department of Homeland Security would be to: (1) Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States; (2) Reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism; and (3) Minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Department of Housing
    Departmental Enforcement Center (DEC)
    "The Enforcement Center promotes program integrity, management accountability and the physical and financial viability of HUD insured and assisted housing by taking effective and aggressive civil or administrative enforcement action against those who violate or abuse HUD's requirements." Site includes a Highlights section, DEC Relationships, DEC Scope and Offices, HUD News, Working with HUD and a Reference Library.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    Department of Justice Home Page
    http://www.usdoj.gov/ or
    Access is provided by Organizational Structure and Alphabetically by DOJ Organization Name. Also contains links to other web sites.
    Through its lawyers, investigators, and agents, the Department plays the key role in protection against criminals and subversion, in ensuring healthy competition of business in our free enterprise system, in safeguarding the consumer, and in enforcing drug, immigration, and naturalization laws. DOJ also plays a significant role in protecting citizens through its efforts for effective law enforcement, crime prevention, crime detection, and prosecution and rehabilitation of offenders.
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    U.S. Department of Justice
    Criminal Division
    Computer Crime and Intellection Property Section (CCIPS)
    Offers advice on how to guard against hackers and explains how to report Internet crimes.
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    U.S. Department of Justice
    Office of Inspector General
    The Inspector General, United States Department of Justice (DOJ), promotes economy, efficiency and effectiveness within the Department. The Inspector General also enforces criminal and civil laws, regulations and ethical standards within DOJ by investigating individuals and organizations who allegedly are involved in financial, contractual or criminal misconduct in DOJ programs and operations.
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    U.S. Department of Justice
    Office of Solicitor General
    The major function of the Solicitor General's Office is to supervise and conduct government litigation in the United States Supreme Court. Virtually all such litigation is channeled through the Office of the Solicitor General and is actively conducted by the Office. The United States is involved in about two-thirds of all the cases the U.S. Supreme Court decides on the merits each year.
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    U.S. Department of State
    Bureau of Diplomatic Security
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    U.S. Department of State
    Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
    The primary mission of the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism (S/CT) is to forge partnerships with non-state actors, multilateral organizations, and foreign governments to advance the counterterrorism objectives and national security of the United States. Working with our U.S. Government counterterrorism team, S/CT takes a leading role in developing coordinated strategies to defeat terrorists abroad and in securing the cooperation of international partners.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Emergency Management
    To ensure that this nation is better prepared for environmental emergencies, EPA is working with other federal partners to prevent accidents as well as to maintain superior response capabilities. One of our roles is to provide information about response efforts, regulations, tools, and research that will help the regulated community, government entities, and concerned citizens prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention
    CEPPO's Role in Homeland Security
    Describes efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to combat and respond to terrorist threats involving weapons of mass destruction. Follow Publications link to view related fact sheets; reports; briefings; brochures; and materials produced by groups outside EPA.
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    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
    Office of Law Enforcement
    Provides information about the Law Enforcement section, Permits, Hunting and Fishing, Info for International Travelers, Info for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives, Laws, Treaties, Regulations, Species Lists and Related Sites.
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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Bioterrorism Page
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    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    ICE's mission is to prevent acts of terrorism by targeting the people, money, and materials that support terrorist and criminal activities.
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is responsible for identifying and shutting down vulnerabilities in the nation’s border, economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
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    U.S. Marshal's Service
    Deputy United States Marshals supervise the security of Federal Court Proceedings by maintaining order, guarding prisoners, and serving orders of the courts. They also run the Federal Witness Protection Program, and transport all Federal Prisoners to court proceedings, as well as transport inmates from one Federal Prison to another. Deputy Marshals are well paid and have significant opportunites for career advancements. In addition to an overview of the agency's activities and responsibilities, the web site provides information about recruitment and where district offices are located.
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    U.S. National Central Bureau of Interpol
    The mission of the US National Central Bureau is to facilitate international law enforcement cooperation as the United States representative with the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), on behalf of the Attorney General. The major functions of the USNCB are to: (1) Transmit information of a criminal justice, humanitarian, or other law enforcement related nature between National Central Bureaus of INTERPOL member countries, and law enforcement agencies of the United States. (2)Respond to requests by law enforcement agencies, and legitimate organizations, institutions and individuals, when in agreement with the INTERPOL constitution. (3)Coordinate and integrate information for investigations of an international nature and identify those involving patterns and trends of criminal activities.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    U.S. Parole Commission
    Highlights the role that the commission plays in the country's criminal justice system.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    U.S. Postal Inspection Service
    The U.S. Postal Service Inspector investigates over 250 different types of illegal activities involving the mail. These may include mail theft, mail fraud, and illegal drug trafficking or money laundering through the mails. The U.S. Postal Service investigative agency is the oldest Federal Law Enforcement agency still in existence. The web site provides news releases regarding postal investigations, public service announcements concerning various forms of consumer fraud and other crimes, wanted posters, relevant sections of the U.S. Code that the agency enforces, and general information about the agency.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    U.S. Secret Service
    The United States Secret Service is charged with protecting the President of the United States, the Vice President, their families, former Presidents and their families, and heads of foreign states while in America. They also provide security for the White House, the Vice President's home, and the Treasury building. They have an investigation branch that investigates all crimes relating to currency, coin, stamp, government bonds, computer fraud and credit card fraud.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    U.S. Secret Service
    National Threat Assessment Center
    The Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) was created to provide leadership and guidance to the emerging field of threat assessment. Specifically, NTAC will offer timely, realistic, useful, and effective advice to law enforcement and other professionals and organizations with responsibilities to investigate and/or prevent targeted violence.
    Building on a recent operational study of U.S. assassins, attackers, and near-lethal approachers of public officials, NTAC will develop and provide threat assessment training and conduct operational research relevant to public official, workplace, stalking/domestic, and school-based violence. In addition, NTAC will offer its assistance to organizations interested in developing threat assessment programs.
    (Last checked 09/29/09)

    U. S. Sentencing Commission
    The United States Sentencing Commission is an independent agency in the judicial branch of government. Its principal purpose is to establish sentencing policies and practices for the federal courts, including detailed guidelines prescribing the appropriate form and severity of punishment for offenders convicted of federal crimes. While the development, monitoring, and amendment of the sentencing guidelines is the centerpiece of the agency's work, the Commission provides training, conducts research on sentencing-related issues, and serves as an information resource for Congress, criminal justice practitioners, and the public. Menu options include:
    (1) federal sentencing statistics by state
    (2) publictions
    (3) reports to Congress
    (4) links to other federal judiciary agencies
    (5) links to state sentencing commissions
    (6) employment opportunties
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    USA.gov's Index to U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
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    The White House
    View the latest information from the President regarding homeland security issues.
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