Course connections - MILE 0: The U.S Bureau of Public Dept occupies the large black glass building at the southeast corner of Second and Juliana streets near the starting line for the News and Sentinel Races. Workers there maintain the national debt, which currently is more than $15,000,000,000,000. They also do other accounting work for the government. While president, George W Bush visited the bureau to "view" the debt. Workers produced a large book to show him. The actual debt is kept electronically.