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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
Director of Central Intelligence
JOHN M. DEUTCH Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
GEORGE J. TENET (For the Central Intelligence Agency statement of organization, see the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 32, Part 1900)
The Central Intelligence Agency collects, evaluates, and disseminates vital information on political, military, economic, scientific, and other developments abroad needed to safeguard national security.
The Central Intelligence Agency was established under the National Security Council by the National Security Act of 1947, as amended (50 U.S.C. 401 et seq.). It now functions under that statute, Executive Order 12333 of December 4, 1981, and other laws, regulations, and directives.
The Director of Central Intelligence heads both the Intelligence Community and the Central Intelligence Agency and is the President's principal adviser on intelligence matters. The Director and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.
The Central Intelligence Agency, under the direction of the President or the National Security Council:
-advises the National Security Council in matters concerning such intelligence activities of the Government departments and agencies as relate to national security;
-makes recommendations to the National Security Council for the coordination of such intelligence activities of the departments and agencies of the Government as relate to the national security;
-correlates and evaluates intelligence relating to the national security and provides for the appropriate dissemination of such intelligence within the Government;
-collects, produces, and disseminates counterintelligence and foreign intelligence, including information not otherwise obtainable. The collection of counterintelligence or foreign intelligence within the United States shall be coordinated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as required by procedures agreed upon by the Director of Central Intelligence and the Attorney General;
-collects, produces, and disseminates intelligence on foreign aspects of narcotics production and trafficking;
-conducts counterintelligence activities outside the United States and, without assuming or performing any internal security functions, conducts counterintelligence activities within the United States in coordination with the FBI as required by procedures agreed upon by the Director of Central Intelligence and the Attorney General;
-coordinates counterintelligence activities and the collection of information not otherwise obtainable when conducted outside the United States by other departments and agencies;
-conducts special activities approved by the President. No agency, except the Central Intelligence Agency (or the Armed Forces of the United States in time of war declared by Congress or during any period covered by a report from the President to the Congress under
the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541 et seq.)), may conduct any special activity unless the President determines that another agency is more likely to achieve a particular objective;
-carries out or contracts for research, development, and procurement of technical systems and devices relating to authorized functions;
-protects the security of its installations, activities, information, property, and employees by appropriate means, including such investigations of applicants, employees, contractors, and other persons with similar associations with the Agency, as are necessary;
-collects, produces, and disseminates military intelligence to military
commands to enhance battlefield
- conducts such administrative and technical support activities within and outside the United States as are necessary to perform its functions, including procurement and essential cover and proprietary arrangements; and
-performs such other functions and duties relating to intelligence that affect the national security as the National Security Council may from time to time direct.
The Agency has no police, subpoena, or law enforcement powers or internal security functions.
For further information, contact the Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC 20505. Phone, 703_4821100.
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION 2033 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20581 Phone, 202-254-6387
JOHN E. TULL, JR., Acting Commissioners
JOSEPH B. DIAL, BARBARA P.
HOLUM, (2 VACANCIES) General Counsel
PAT G. NICOLETTE, Acting Executive Director
DONALD L. TENDICK, Acting Ifor the Commodity Futures Trading Commission statement of organization, see the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 17, Pan 140)
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission promotes healthy economic growth, protects the rights of customers, and ensures fairness and integrity in the marketplace through regulation of futures trading. To this end, it also engages in the analysis of economic issues affected by or affecting futures trading.
The Commodity Futures Trading
the President, with the advice and Commission, the Federal regulatory consent of the Senate. One agency for futures trading, was
Commissioner is designated by the established by the Commodity Futures President to serve as Chairman. The Trading Commission Act of 1974 (7 Commissioners serve staggered 5-year U.S.C. 4a). The Commission began terms, and by law no more than three operation in April 1975, and its authority Commissioners can belong to the same to regulate futures trading was renewed political party. by Congress in 1978, 1982, 1986, 1992,
The five major operating components and 1995.
that exist within the Commission are: the The Commission consists of five divisions of enforcement, economic Commissioners who are appointed by analysis, trading and markets, and the
offices of the executive director and the general counsel.
Activities The Commission regulates trading on the 11 U.S. futures exchanges, which offer active futures and options contracts. It also regulates the activities of numerous commodity exchange members, public brokerage houses (futures commission merchants), Commission-registered futures industry salespeople and associated persons, commodity trading advisers, and commodity pool operators. Some off-exchange transactions involving instruments similar in nature to futures contracts also fall under Commission jurisdiction.
The Commission's regulatory and enforcement efforts are designed to ensure that the futures trading process is fair and that it protects both the rights of customers and the financial integrity of
the marketplace. It approves the rules under which an exchange proposes to operate and monitors exchange enforcement of those rules. It reviews the terms of proposed futures contracts, and registers companies and individuals who handle customer funds or give trading advice. The Commission also protects the public by enforcing rules that require that customer funds be kept in bank accounts separate from accounts maintained by firms for their own use, and that such customer accounts be marked to present market value at the close of trading each day.
Large regional offices are maintained in Chicago, IL, and New York, NY, where many of the Nation's futures exchanges are located. Smaller regional offices are located in Kansas City, MO, and Los Angeles, CA. A suboffice of the Kansas City regional office is located in Minneapolis, MN.
For further information, contact the Office of Public Affairs, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 2033 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. Phone, 202-254-8630.
CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
Associate Executive Director for Administration MAUNA V. KAMMER
THOMAS W. MURR, JR.
RONALD L. MEDFORD
MARY ANN DANELLO
The Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public against unreasonable risks of injury from consumer products; assists consumers in evaluating the comparative safety of consumer products; develops uniform safety standards for consumer products and minimizes conflicting State and local regulations; and promotes research and investigation into the causes and prevention of productrelated deaths, illnesses, and injuries.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent Federal regulatory agency established by the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2051 et seq.). The Commission consists of five Commissioners, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, one of whom is appointed Chairman.
The Commission is responsible for implementing provisions of the Flammable Fabrics Act (15 U.S.C. 1191), the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (15 U.S.C. 1471), the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (15 U.S.C. 1261), and the act of August 2, 1956 (15 U.S.C. 1211), which prohibits the transportation of refrigerators without door safety devices.
substantially hazardous consumer
-collects information on consumer product-related injuries and maintains a comprehensive Injury Information Clearinghouse;
-conducts research on consumer product hazards;
encourages and assists in the development of voluntary standards related to the safety of consumer products;
-establishes, where appropriate, mandatory consumer product standards;
-bans, where appropriate, hazardous consumer products; and
-conducts outreach programs for consumers, industry, and local governments.
To help protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury associated with consumer products, the Commission:
-requires manufacturers to report defects in products that could create substantial hazards;
-requires, where appropriate, corrective action with respect to specific
The Commission's headquarters is located at East West Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Regional offices are located in Chicago, IL; New York, NY; and San Francisco, CA. Field offices are maintained in various cities.