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Agency: No one definition of this term has general, governmentwide applicability. “Agency” and related terms, like “executive agency” or “federal agency,” are defined in different ways in different laws and regulations. For example, the provisions of the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 relating to the preparation of the President’s budget specifically define “agency” to include the District of Columbia government but exclude the legislative branch or the Supreme Court (31 U.S.C. § 1101).
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Department refers to one of the 15 executive branch Departments. The head of each Department is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The Department heads are also called “Secretary” except for the head of the Justice Department who is the “Attorney General” of the United States, and they are members of the President’s Cabinet.
- Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Department of Commerce (DOC)
- Department of Defense (DOD)
- Department of Education
- Department of Energy (DOE)
- Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Department of the Interior (DOI)
- Department of the Interior (DOI)
- Department of Justice (DOJ)
- Department of Labor (DOL)
- Department of State (DOS)
- Department of Transportation (DOT)
- Department of the Treasury
- Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
See “Official US Executive Branch Web Sites” from the Library of Congress.
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- OMB Circular A-19
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- Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
- A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies – from USA.gov
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- Official US Executive Branch Web Sites – from the Library of Congress
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