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U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior

Service Provider Description
Created by an act of Congress in 1879, the USGS has evolved over the ensuing
120 years, matching its talent and knowledge to the progress of science and
technology. Today, the USGS stands as the sole science agency for the
Department of the Interior. It is sought out by thousands of partners and
customers for its natural science expertise and its vast earth and biological
data holdings. The USGS is the science provider of choice in accessing the
information and understanding to help resolve complex natural resource problems
across the Nation and around the world.

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