To meet the growing needs of U.S. mobilization, a whole new crop of Government agencies is sprouting up in Washington's alphabetical garden. Though most of the actual operations are still centered in the old-line Government departments, there are dozens of new boards, bureaus and committees busily making plans, setting policy and supervising operations. The most important, old & new:

NSC. National Security Council. The nation's top agency for coordinating domestic, foreign and military policies affecting national security (TIME Feb 5) Chairman: President Truman. Executive Secretary: James S. Lay.

NSRB. National Security Resources Board. Overall military and economic planning. Chairman: Stuart Symington.

CEA. Council of...