Value of the USGS
Created by an act of Congress in 1879, the USGS has evolved over the years, matching its talent and knowledge to the progress of science and technology. The USGS serves the nation as an independent fact-finding agency that collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The value of the USGS to the nation rests on its ability to carry out studies on a national scale and to sustain long-term monitoring and assessment of natural resources. Because it has no regulatory or management mandate, the USGS provides impartial science and engineering that serves the needs of our changing world. The diversity of scientific and engineering expertise enables the USGS to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations that build the base of knowledge about the Earth. In turn, decision makers at all levels of government--and citizens in all walks of life--have the information tools they need to address pressing societal issues.
Fiscal Year 2013 Appropriations Table
Dollars in millions
|Account||FY 2012 Enacted||
FY 2013 President's
FY 2013 Enacted (With Sequester)
FY 2013 vs.
|U.S. Geological Survey (Total)||1068.0||1102.5||967.0||1083.8||1012.2||-55.9|
|Climate & Land Use Change||144.1||153.7||128.3||145.5||133.2||-10.9|
|Energy, Minerals, & Environmental Health||96.2||97.1||88.3||95.0||90.5||-5.7|
|Core Science Systems||106.7||120.4||112.3||117.9||107.6||0.9|
|Administration & Enterprise Information||110.2||99.1||82.4||99.1||110.7||0.5|
The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations passed its version of the Interior and Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act on June 28, 2012.
The Senate Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee released their draft bill on September 25, 2012.
The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (HR 933) was signed into law on March 26, 2013. The FY 2013 enacted numbers include the impacts of budget sequestration, which took effect on March 1, 2013.