|Tlaacicacaquinoa Nechicoliztli Altepetequipanoliztli|
Official Emblem of the TACNA
|Formed||February 10, 1969|
|Headquarters||TACNA Building, Tequitinitlan|
|Parent department||Secretariat of the Interior|
The Office of Statistics, better known as the Tlaacicacaquinoa Nechicoliztli Altepetequipanoliztli or TACNA, is a department of the Secretariat of the Interior for the national government in Zacapican. Its purpose is generally speaking to collect information for public use, more specifically conducting surveys and compiling information from various sources at the request of various organs of the national governmenbt as well as numerous local public entities such as Calpolli firms. TACNA also operates the national indexing and reference system used to access documents held by various public records departments at the Atlepetl level, increasing the accesibility and transparency of the government through access to publically available information. The service was originally established as the Department of Surveys within the Secretariat of the Interior in 1799 for the purposes of conducting the census and acconting for the public property held in common by Calpolli entities across the country. This function expanded into land surveys, cartography, oceanography and other geographical studies in 1820. In 1910 the Department of Surveys was merged with various public planning and science offices to become the TACNA, introducing additional functions previously under the Secretariat of Science. The modern TACNA serves both the passive function of collecing data from external sources such as local records departments and university-based research groups, as well as the active function of conducting in house surveys and examinations to gather information where existing sources are inadequate or require verification. TACNA responds to specific requests by public entities for information and issues reports in response to these particular inquiries which then become publically available documents accessible to anyone within physical archives and over the internet.
TCLO Section One serves primarily as a cartographical organization which compiles extensive information regarding the physical geography of Zacapican and other areas of interest. This often involves a degree of geological expertise, and it is often remarked that a disproportionate number of Zacapitec geologists have a degree of security clearance by virtue of having at one point worked for the TCLO under Section One. This is regarded as one of the most "direct" divisions of the TCLO, as it commissions and conducts geographical surveys internally. Consequently, maps and other cartographical resources used in Zacapican, even regarding foreign countries and regions, are typically marked as originating from TCLO Tlaxolochtli Ce. The collection of highly detailed maps and charts describing the lands and seas within and without Zacapican are also of relatively obvious military interest and their centralized compilation within Section One makes them readily accessible for any purposes government officers may have for them.
Often working in concert with Sections One and Three, Section Two is the division of the TCLO tasked with monitoring land use and the exploitation of various natural resources. Section Two must preform analysis and gather information from a myriad of sources involved in local planning, economic development, and community management. This quality extends to urban environments as well, frequently putting Section Two TCLO officers in contact with city planners all across Zacapican. Information travels in both directions across this link, as Section Two is uniquely well positioned to advise local planners using the wealth of information at their disposal pertaining to successful and failed projects and plans employed by other developers and planners elsewhere in Zacapican and even abroad. Section Two is one of the least relevant TCLO divisions when it comes to national security and typical intelligence gathering.
Section Three is concerned with demographics and the movement and composition of groups within the population. It is one of the smallest TCLO sections as it primarily piggybacks off of the national census and often finds itself in the position of completing minor clerical tasks on behalf of local officials, namely cross referencing and verifying population data.
Section Four TCLO officers are again one of those which are more directly involved in the surveys and the gathering of data which they are to compile and analyze, although their task is not as wide reaching as that of Section One. Indeed Section Four focuses on infrastructure and transportation across Zacapican, conducting inspections of roads, rails and other pieces of transportation and physical communication infrastructure. Besides recording the state of these, they also record their level of usage as well as the flow of people through the available means of transportation. For example, Section Four monitors the daily commute across the transportation networks of major cities which proves useful for the relevant municipal transportation authorities. There is some controversy attached to Section Four operations, as it is found that some local governments shirk their responsivities to inspect their local infrastructure because they know or presume that Section Four will simply conduct an equivalent or better degree of inspection on their own, which they can then access and use to pass off that particular area of their duty. In a similar vein to the utility of Section One, the disposition and status of various means of transportation and transit infrastructure across the country is also of use to the military and national security apparatus.
Section Five is the only body of the TCLO besides Section Seven which preforms a specific intelligence gathering task comparable to the services of other intelligence agencies found in foreign countries. Specifically, Section Five specializes in signals intelligence as it monitors and intercepts communications of various types. While Section Four is involved with the inspection of physical communications infrastructure like radio towers, telephone lines and fiber-optic cables, it is Section Five that inspects the intangible contents of those lines of communication. In this, Section Five is limited in its practical scope by stringent Zacapitec privacy laws, yet is often instrumental in preforming surveillance on individuals to whom these protections do not apply, namely suspected criminals or foreign agents. Sections Five and Seven both have needs for decryption and cryptanalysis, to which end they share usage and custodianship over the TCLO Cryptanalysis Office, which has been nicknamed "TCLO Section 5-7" although it is not a full TCLO Section in its own right.
Section Six is another relatively small division of the TCLO which is primarily concerned with the Zacapitec biosphere, essentially all that within Zacapican which is alive and non-human. It possesses a well developed panel of epidemiologists and biologists which it uses to monitor for animal diseases in populations of domesticated livestock such as mad cow disease, also working with Zacapitec health authorities in monitoring potential jumps of animal diseases to humans. TCLO Section Six is one of the worlds premier authorities on colony collapse disorder and assists the significant state and local level programs to preserve the population of domesticated bees in Zacapican.
Typically referred to by its nahuatl name Tlaxolochtli Chicome, Section Seven is the premier espionage wing of the Zacapitec civilian government and is one of the largest Sections of the TCLO by virtue of the extensive responsibilities levied on the organization. Relived of the responsibility of signals intelligence by TCLO Section Five, Section Seven is focused on human intelligence and espionage, although it also operates the necessary organs for other types of intelligence gathering such as measurement and signature intelligence. In general, Section Seven benefits immensely from the vast network of surveyors, inspectors and well places sources available to the other divisions of the TCLO as well as the wealth of information already compiled by these divisions, which Section Seven officers may analyze or refer to during the course of their investigations.