Government

A permanent or semi-permanent organization in the machinery of government that is responsible for the oversight and administration of specific functions

Name REMS Category 
US Federal Government 1
State of California Government 2
Other Government, Inter, or Non-Governmental Organization  3

US Federal Government 

Departments and agencies of the United States federal government.  All US Federal Government sponsor codes are assigned to a "Type" attribute that is generally analogous to a cabinet level department. Some codes are assigned a "Sub Type" attribute that further distinguishes a code in large, complex organizations. 

How to verify: A-Z index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

Examples:
The Library of Congress
National Science Foundation


State of California Government 

Departments, agencies and commissions of the State of California. State of California sponsor codes are further distinguished with a "Type" and "Sub Type" indicator.

How to verify: State of California organizational chart

Examples:
California Department of Child Support Services 
California Energy Commission 


Other, Inter, or Non-Governmental Organization

Other governmental agencies, including: cities; counties; other states; foreign governments or governmental agencies; multi-national organizations such as the United Nations; or, quasi-governmental agencies or special districts, such as a water or pest control district. These sponsor codes are further distinguished with the "Type" indicator.

Examples:
City of Sacramento
United Nations
Marin Municipal Water District