Home to Key Federal Agency Headquarters

Montgomery County is home to 18 major Federal agency headquarters, numerous satellite offices of Federal agencies, major educational institutions and support organizations. These include: the NIH, the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world; the FDA, an agency responsible for protecting the public health through numerous safety measures; and NIST, which works on smart power grids, electronic health records, measurements and more. Explore the numerous important agencies in Montgomery County.

DOE: The Department of Energy is a Germantown facility that sets policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material

CIT: The Center for Information Technology provides, coordinates, and manages information technology and advances computational science, and part of NIH

CPSC: A state-of-the-art facility that helps meet the county's need for a highly skilled workforce with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills. The 145,000 square-foot building is a cornerstone of the growing life sciences park

CVM: The Center for Veterinary Medicine regulates the manufacture and distribution of food additives and drugs that will be given to animals

FDA: The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices

HHS: The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services enhances and protects the health and well-being of all Americans by providing effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services

IBBR: The Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research fosters integrated, cross-disciplinary team approaches to scientific discovery, translational development and education

NCCOE: National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, a part of NIST, is a collaborative hub where industry organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions work together to address businesses' most pressing cybersecurity issues

NCCAM: The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine and part of NIH

NCI: The National Cancer Institute is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training, and part of NIH

NCATS: The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences was established to transform and accelerate the translational research process, and getting treatment more quickly to patients

NHGRI: The National Human Genome Research Institute led the NIH’s contribution to the International Human Genome Project, which had as its primary goal the sequencing of the human genome

NIAMS: The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, part of NIH, supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal skin diseases

NIH: The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, investing more than $30 billion in taxpayer dollars to achieve its mission to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. It is comprised of 27 Institutes and Centers, including Fogarty International Center (FIC), National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

NIST: The National Institute of Standards and Technology is part of the Department of Commerce and one of the nation's oldest physical science labs. Smart power grids, electronic health records, computer chips and many other national assets rely on the work of NIST

NOAA: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration enriches life through science, from daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce

NRC: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ensures the safety of radioactive materials while protecting people and the environment. Regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials through licensing, inspection and enforcement

VHA: The Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated health care system in the U.S., providing care at 1,243 health care facilities, including 170 VA Medical Centers and 1,063 outpatient sites and serving more than 9 million enrolled Veterans each year