Reference: Exec. and Leg. branches: advisory committees, links to provides the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Database, which "is used by Federal agencies to continuously manage an average of 1,000 advisory committees government-wide." It is also "used by the Congress to perform oversight of related Executive Branch programs and by the public, the media, and others, to stay abreast of important developments resulting from advisory committee activities." "Although centrally supported by the General Services Administration's Committee Management Secretariat, the database represents a true 'shared system' wherein each participating agency and individual committee manager has responsibility for providing accurate and timely information that may be used to assure that the system's wide array of users has access to data required by FACA."