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TRACfed is a subscription service providing access to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a data gathering, data research, and data distribution organization at Syracuse University that began in 1989. TRACFED provides statistical data drawn from public records, FOIA requests, and other sources related to the operation of government. With the use of a variety of sophisticated statistical techniques, the raw information obtained from the agencies is checked and verified. Where possible, data from one agency is compared with another for general consistency. Through the addition of relevant population figures and staffing counts, the data is placed in an understandable context. County-level data obtained by TRAC on significant local community features can provide useful background about specific federal enforcement activities. The focus of these efforts is to develop as comprehensive and detailed a picture as possible about what federal enforcement and regulatory agencies actually do, to describe what resources (staffing and funds) they have to work with to accomplish these tasks, and to organize all of this information to make it readily accessible to the public.