The construction, manufacturing, administration, and/or management of goods, structures, facilities, common resources, etc. used for the general well being of the American public or society at large.
Manufacturing involves all programs and activities in which the Federal Government produces both marketable and non-marketable goods.
Construction involves all programs and activities in which the Federal Government builds or constructs facilities, roads, dams, etc.
- Public Resources, Facilities & Infrastructure Management
Public Resources, Facilities & Infrastructure Management involves the management and maintenance of Government-owned capital goods and resources (natural or otherwise) on behalf of the public, usually with benefits to the community at large as well as to the direct user. Examples of facilities and infrastructure include schools, roads, bridges, dams, harbors, and public buildings. Examples of resources include parks, cultural artifacts and art, endangered species, oil reserves, etc.
- Information Infrastructure Management
Information Infrastructure Management involves the management and stewardship of a type of information by the federal government and/or the creation of physical communication in-frastructures on behalf of the public in order to facilitate communication. This includes the management of large amounts of information (e.g., environmental and weather data, criminal re-cords, etc.), the creation of information and data standards relating to a specific type of information (patient records), and the creation and management of physical communication infrastructures (networks) on behalf of the public. Note: Information infrastructures for government use are not included here.