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America's Quasi Government

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Federal organizations with both government and private sector legal characteristics are established for a variety of purposes and have grown in number, size, and importance in recent decades.

These organizations fall under several categories:

Quasi Official Agencies
Government-Sponsored Enterprises
Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDCs)
Agency-Related Nonprofit Organizations
Adjunct Organizations Under the Control of a Department or Agency
Organizations Independent of, But Dependent Upon, Agencies
Nonprofit Organizations Affiliated with Departments or Agencies
Venture Capital Funds
Congressionally Chartered Nonprofit Organizations
Instrumentalities of Indeterminate Character
American Institute in Taiwan
National Endowment for Democracy
U.S. Investigation Services

More detail about America's Quasi government is available in a Congressional Research Service report available as a 36 page, 342 KB downloadable .pdf file at this link: The Quasi Government