The latest version of this manual (first described in the September 12, 1997 Scout Report
) has been posted by the National Archives and Records Administration and the US Government Printing Office. Like its predecessors, the manual offers comprehensive information on the branches of the federal government, departments, offices, and related bodies. The Manual's 690 pages can be retrieved in either text or .pdf format. Each department or office entry is listed separately, and entries include an overview and contact information. Subject and Name/Agency Indices are also included at the end of the Manual.