Common Federal Advisory Committee Questions

Common Questions about Federal Advisory Committees

GSA has created a data visualization tool (dashboard) to allow the public to evaluate data on federal advisory committees using a series of questions that the Secretariat has frequently received regarding the government-wide FACA program. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) allow users to select an agency and/or Fiscal Year of interest to tailor the results displayed. Results are drawn from data that have been verified through the statutorily required Annual Comprehensive Review of federal advisory committees, and thus do not include current year data.

See below for available FAQ and an example of the graphic output that is generated

  1. What Federal advisory committees exist (by name), and what agency/department provides the committee’s administrative support?
  2. What are the different types of Federal advisory committees?
  3. What topics were Federal advisory committees working on in a given year?
  4. Who do I contact to learn more about a Federal advisory committee?
  5. How much did the executive branch spend on Federal advisory committees?
  6. What are the types of costs associated with Federal advisory committees?
  7. What information is available about committees that have been terminated?
  8. Who serves on what Federal advisory committee? (not including grant review committees)
  9. What types of members serve on Federal advisory committees?
  10. How are Federal advisory committee meetings open to the public?
Last Reviewed: 2020-09-11