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Business Magazines, Publications, and Online Resources

Consumer Awareness

Employment and Occupations

Government Budgetary Process

Websites for the Congressional Committees responsible for the budget process:

Government Services to Business

  • ARNet Excluded Parties List
    A searchable database of all contractors and non-contractors that have been barred from doing business with the government. It is searchable by agency and code, and includes educational providers among many other categories of corporations.

  • U.S. Federal Communications Commission
    The FCC is an independent United States government agency, established by the Communications Act of 1934 to regulate interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.

    The federal government's one-stop Web site for information of interest to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and many others.

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
    The official homepage of the Office of Communications, which provides leadership, expertise, counsel, and coordination for the development of communications strategies that are vital to the overall formulation, awareness and acceptance of U.S. Department of Agriculture programs and policies.

  • Federal E-gov Program
    Description of the Federal E-Gov program and the use of technology to improve how the Federal Government serves citizens, businesses and associations.

  • U.S. Internal Revenue Service: The Newsroom
    Provides the latest news from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

  • Tax and Accounting Sites Directory
    Links to a comprehensive index of web-based tax and accounting resources.

  • U.S. Copyright Office
    The official homepage of the U.S. Copyright Office, the branch of the Library of Congress that administers copyright law in the United States.

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Newsroom
    Provides press releases and background information on a range of topics related to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, from bioengineered food to nutrition to sustainable development.

  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    The EEOC has jurisdiction over employment discrimination issues for the Federal Government's role as an employer and also for private employers, State and local agencies, employment services, and labor organizations.

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
    The official homepage of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it provides information on U.S. intellectual property law and regulations as well as a searchable database of all patents and trademarks issued in the United States.

  • U.S. Small Business Administration
    Links to the U.S. Small Business Administration homepage




  • U.S. National Science Foundation
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency to promote the progress of science; advance national health, prosperity, and welfare; and secure the national defense. NSF funds approximately 20 percent of federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities, chiefly by issuing limited-term grants for research proposals that have been judged the most promising by a rigorous and objective merit-review system.

  • Bitlaw: A Resource on Technology Law
    The official homepage of BitLaw, a comprehensive Internet resource on technology law, containing over 1,800 pages on patent, copyright, trademark, and Internet legal issues.

  • The Center for Democracy and Technology
    The official homepage of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), an organization that works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies.

  • U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology
    NIST promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of life.



  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
    The official homepage of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates for free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights on the Internet.

  • U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
    The office will initiate advanced technologies such as biomass and biofuels, solar power, wind power, advanced vehicles, and hydrogen fuel cells.

  • U.S. Department of Energy: Office of Policy and International Affairs
    The Office advises on existing and prospective energy-related policies such as international emergency management, national security, and international cooperation in science and technology.

  • Energy Star
    Energy Star íŽis a US government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

  • U.S. Department of Energy: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    The laboratory's scientists and researchers support critical market objectives to accelerate research from scientific innovations to market-viable alternative energy solutions.

  • U.S. House of Representatives: Committee on Energy and Commerce
    The jurisdiction of this Committee includes: interstate energy compacts, exploration, production, storage, supply, marketing, pricing, and regulation of energy resources. It also covers energy conservation, generation and marketing and national energy policy.

  • U.S. Senate: Energy and Natural Resources Committee
    The jurisdiction of the Committee includes oversight and legislative responsibilities for national energy policy, international energy affairs, emergency preparedness, nuclear waste policy and privatization of federal assets.

  • U.S. Energy Resources Program
    The program addresses the challenge of increasing demand for affordable energy from environmentally acceptable energy sources by conducting basic and applied research on geologic energy resources and on the environmental, economic, and human health impacts of their production and use.

  • U.S. Geothermal Energy Research
    The program focuses on: energy systems research and testing (working to enhance conversion of geothermal energy into heat and electricity); drilling technologies research (for both hardware and diagnostic tools) and geoscience and supporting technologies research (exploration and resource management).

  • U.S. Office of Transportation Policy Studies (Department of Transportation)
    The Office of Transportation Policy Studies conducts, prepares, monitors, and forecasts to support the formulation of transportation policy and legislative initiatives; reports to Congress on highway policy issues; and monitors and forecasts economic, demographic, and personal/commercial travel trends.

Information Technology

  • National Science Foundation, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering
    The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering supports investigator initiated research in all areas of computer and information science and engineering, helps develop and maintain cutting-edge national computing and information infrastructure for research and education, and contributes to the education and training of the next generation of computer scientists and engineers.

  • U.S. National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development
    NCO/NITRD drives innovation in scientific research, national security, communication, and commerce to sustain U.S. technological leadership. The NITRD agencies' collaborative efforts increase the overall effectiveness and productivity of Federal networking and information technology R&D investments, leveraging strengths, avoiding duplication, and increasing interoperability of R&D products.

  • Corporation for National Research Initiatives
    The official homepage of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, organization that undertakes, fosters, and promotes research in the public interest. Its activities center around strategic development of network-based information technologies, providing leadership and funding for research and development of the National Information Infrastructure.

  • Berkman Center for Internet & Society
    The official homepage of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, a research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. It represents a network of faculty, students, fellows, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects working to identify and engage with the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace.

  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards Panels
    The ANSI Federation's primary goal is to enhance the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the American quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and ensuring their integrity.

  • InterConnection
    Links to a non-profit organization donating Internet services and support to developing world organizations.

  • Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
    Links to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

  • Institute for Global Communications
    Links to the environment forum for the nonprofit Institute for Global Communications, devoted to the use of communications technologies as activist tools.

  • U.S. Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (Department of Justice)
    CCIPS is responsible for implementing national strategies to combat computer and intellectual property crimes worldwide. It comprises a comprehensive program designed to combat electronic penetrations, data thefts, and cyberattacks on critical information systems. CCIPS prevents, investigates, and prosecutes computer crimes by working with other government agencies, the private sector, academic institutions, and foreign counterparts.

  • Computer Security Resource Center
    Links to the Computer Security Resource Center at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

  • U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration
    The official homepage of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the President's principal adviser on telecommunications and information policy issues.

Space Exploration

  • NASA's Vision for Space Exploration
    Official website of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

  • Mars Exploration Rovers
    Prepared by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), this fact sheet provides information on the Mars Exploration Rover program.

International Trade

Trade Unions and Professional Associations

  • American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations ( AFL-CIO)
    The official homepage of the AFL-CIO, a voluntary federation of 53 national and international labor unions.

  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees is the nation's largest and fastest growing public service employees union, and it organizes for social and economic justice in the workplace and through political action and legislative advocacy.

  • Service Employees International Union
    The official homepage of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), an organization focused on uniting workers in four sectors: hospital systems, long-term care, property services, and public services.
  • Teamsters
    The Teamsters are America's largest, most diverse union starting as a merger of the two leading team driver associations. Teamsters are known as the champion of freight drivers and warehouse workers, but have organized workers in virtually every occupation imaginable, both professional and non-professional, private sector and public sector.

  • American Postal Workers Union
    The APWU is the world's largest postal union, representing more than 330,000 USPS employees and retirees, and nearly 2,000 private-sector mail workers.

  • Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
    The International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids was the first African American labor union chartered by the American Federation of Labor (AFL). As a black organization, not just a union, the Brotherhood was an important early component of the civil rights movement.

  • Labor Union Movement in America
    Links to an article from the Social Studies Help Center about the Labor Union Movement in America.

  • National Council of Nonprofit Associations
    NCNA is the network of state and regional nonprofit associations serving over 20,000 members in 41 states and the District of Columbia, linking local organizations to a national audience through state associations and helps small and midsize nonprofits manage and lead more effectively; collaborate and exchange solutions; engage in critical policy issues affecting the sector; and achieve greater impact in their communities.

  • American Public Heath Association
    APHA has been working to improve public health since 1872. The Association aims to protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are accessible in the U.S. APHA represents a broad array of health professionals and others who care about their own health and the health of their communities.

  • Community Associations Institute
    CAI is a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, competent, harmonious community associations, providing education and resources to the volunteer homeowner associations who govern community associations and the professionals who support them. Our members include community association volunteer leaders, professional managers, community management firms, and other professionals and companies that provide products and services to associations.

  • American Library Association
    The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 64,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information in the U.S. ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers, and analysis of crucial issues from ALA's Washington Office.

  • The Giving Forum
    The Regional Associations of Grantmakers is a Forum of the national network of local leaders and organizations across the U.S. that supports effective charitable giving. These regional associations collectively represent more than 4,000 grantmakers and others interested in philanthropy.

  • American Society of Association Executives' Gateway to Associations
    American Society of Association Executives' & The Center for Association Leadership website is a gateway to resources to help association professionals achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance. ASAE produces training programs, publishes, provide web-based tools and resources and conducts market research.

  • Federation of International Trade Associations
    The FITA Global Trade Portal, is the source for international import export trade leads, events, and links to 8,000 international trade (export import) related websites.

  • Internet Public Library - Associations on the Net
    Provides annotated links to websites of prominent organizations and associations spanning numerous subject areas.

  • U.S. Federal Citizen Information Center: Trade Associations
    Provides contact Information and URLs for selected industry associations.

  • U.S. Council for International Business
    The United States Council for International Business helps companies do just that. It gives business a seat at the table, presenting American business ideas, values and solutions on a wide range of issues - from environment to e-commerce to labor relations - directly to U.S. policy makers and officials in the United Nations, European Union and a host of other governments and groups.



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