The Government or Public Administration sector consists of establishments of federal, state, and local government agencies that administer, oversee, and manage public programs and have executive, legislative, or judicial authority over other institutions within a given area. Establishments in this sector typically are engaged in the organization and financing of the production of public goods and services, most of which are provided for free or at prices that are not economically significant. These agencies also set policy, create laws, adjudicate civil and criminal legal cases, provide for public safety and for national defense. In general, government establishments in the Public Administration sector oversee governmental programs and activities that are not performed by private establishments.


  • Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support
  • Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities
  • Administration of Human Resource Programs
  • Administration of Environmental Quality Programs
  • Administration of Housing Programs, Urban Planning, and Community Development
  • Administration of Economic Programs
  • Space Research and Technology
  • National Security and International Affairs