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Access Board (a.k.a. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board)
Focuses on accessibility for people with disabilities.

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Influences federal activities, programs, and policies that affect historic resources.

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

Agency for International Development (USAID)
Implements America's foreign economic and humanitarian assistance programs.

Air Force (USAF)
Defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space.

American Battle Monuments Commission
Honors the accomplishments of the American armed forces.

Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service
Ensures the health and care of animals and plants, improves agricultural productivity and competitiveness, and contributes to the national economy and the public health.

Army (US)

Attorney General's Office
Head of the Department of Justice and chief law enforcement officer of the federal government.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, was founded by Congress in 1913 to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF)
Dedicated to reducing violent crime, collecting revenue and protecting the public.

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
produce and disseminate accurate, timely, relevant, and cost-effective economic accounts statistics

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Learn about stamps and currency.

Bureau of Export Administration
Division of U.S. Department of Commerce.

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Tribal leaders directory.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Bureau of Prisons

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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Census Bureau
Collects and provides timely, relevant, and quality data about the people and economy of the United States.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Coordinates the nation's intelligence activities.

Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Strives to enhance industrial safety.

Children and Families Administration
Promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.

Citizenship and Immigration Services

Coast Guard
Lifesavers and guardians of the sea.

Commerce Department

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Regulatory agency for futures trading.

Comptroller of the Currency
Charters, regulates, and supervises national banks.

Congressional Budget Office
Provides the Congress with objective, timely, nonpartisan analyses for economic and budget decisions.

Consumer Information Center (Pueblo, CO)

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Council of Economic Advisers
Analyze and interpret economic developments, appraise programs and activities of the Government and formulate national economic policy.

Council on Environmental Quality

Customs Service (U.S.)

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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Central research and development organization for the Department of Defense.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

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 Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Department of Labor (DOL)

Department of State

Department of the Interior

Department of the Treasury

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

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E

Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Generates jobs, helps retain existing jobs and stimulates industrial and commercial growth in economically distressed areas of the United States.

Education Department

Energy Department

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

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Farm Credit Administration (FCA)
Promotes a safe and sound, competitive Farm Credit System.

Farm Service Agency
Supports American farmers.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Federal Election Commission (FEC)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Federal Judicial Center
Research and education agency of the federal judicial system.

Federal Judiciary
Connect with U.S. courts.

Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA)
Provides leadership in establishing policies and guidance relating to federal sector labor-management relations.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Federal Maritime Commission

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Promotes sound and stable labor-management relations.

Federal Reserve Banks

Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), which provides Federal employees the opportunity to save for additional retirement security.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Supports and strengthens domestic and international anti-money laundering efforts.

Financial Management Service (FMS)
The government's financial manager, central disburser and collections agent.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
Adjudicates claims of U.S. nationals against foreign governments.

Forest Service

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General Accounting Office

General Services Administration (GSA)
Provides policy leadership and managed space, supplies, services, and solutions to enable federal employees to accomplish their missions.

Geological Survey (USGS)

Ginnie Mae
Helps expand homeownership opportunities for all Americans.

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H

Health and Human Services Department (HHS)

Highway Administration (FHWA)

House of Representatives

HUD - Department of Housing and Urban Development

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I

Inspectors General (for various agencies)

Interior Department

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

International Information Programs (formerly USIA)

International Trade Administration (ITA)

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J

John C. Stennis Center for Public Service
Promotes and strengthens public service leadership in America.

Justice Department

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L

Labor Department

Library of Congress

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M

Marine Corps (USMC)

Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)
Guardian of the Federal Government's merit-based system of employment.

Mine Safety and Health Administration

Mint, United States

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Agricultural Library

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

National Atlas of the Unites States

National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)

National Center for Environmental Health

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

National Gallery of Art

National Guard

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)

National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
Enhances the art, craft and science of preservation.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

National Library of Education (NLE)

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

National Ocean Service

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Park Service

National Partnership for Reinventing Government
Former Vice President Gore's reform effort.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Security Agency (NSA)
Coordinates, directs, and performs highly specialized activities to protect U.S. information systems and produce foreign intelligence information.

National Security Council (NSC)
The President's principal forum for considering national security and foreign policy matters.

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
Central source for U.S. government scientific, technical, and business information.

National Telecommunications & Information Administration
The executive branch's principal voice on domestic and international telecommunications and information technology issues.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

National Weather Service (NWS)

Natural Resources Conservation Service
Works in partnership with the American people to conserve and sustain our natural resources.

Naval Observatory
Maintains the master clock of the United States.

Navy (USN)

NIH - National Institutes of Health

NIMH - National Institute of Mental Health

NIST - National Institute of Standards & Technology

NOAA - National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

NRC - Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NSA - National Security Agency

NSF - National Science Foundation

NTSB - National Transportation Safety Board

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

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O

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Its mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America's workers.

Office of American Indian Trust
Ensures that the Secretary’s obligations under the Federal Indian trust responsibility are performed.

Office of Economic Impact and Diversity

Office of Environment, Safety and Health

Office of the First Lady

Office of Government Ethics (OGE)

Office of Lead Hazard Control

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Office of National AIDS Policy

Office of National Drug Control Policy

Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Office of Science (from DOE)

Office of Science and Technology Policy

Office of Special Counsel (OSC)
An independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency.

Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS)
Primary regulator of all federal and many state-chartered thrift institutions, which include savings banks and savings and loan associations.

Office of Tribal Justice
Coordinates tribal issues for the Department of Justice.

Office for Victims of Crime

OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Parole Commission, U.S.
Has sole authority to grant, modify, or revoke paroles of eligible U.S. prisoners serving sentences of more than 1 year.

Patent and Trademark Office

Peace Corps

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Protects the retirement incomes of about 43 million American workers.

Postal Service

Postal Rate Commission

Prisons, Bureau of

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R

Railroad Retirement Board (RRB)

Rural Development

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S

Secret Service

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Selective Service System (SSS)

Senate

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Smithsonian Institution (SI)

Social Security Administration (SSA)

State Department
Information on visas and passports.

SupremeCourt of the United States

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T

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
The nation's largest single producer of electricity.

Trade and Development Agency

Transportation Department (DOT)

Treasury Department

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U

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

United States Capitol Building

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

United States Customs Service

United States House of Representatives

United States Information Agency (USIA)

United States International Trade Commission (USITC)

United States Marshals Service (USMS)

United States Mint

United States Naval Observatory
(Master clock).

United States Patent and Trademark Office

United States Postal Service (USPS)
U.S. Post Office's home online.

United States Senate

United States Sentencing Commission

United States Trade and Development Agency
Helps U.S. companies pursue overseas business opportunities.

United States Trade Representative (USTR)
Responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy.

USDA - United States Department of Agriculture - Index

USGS - United States Geological Survey

USPS - United States Postal Service

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V

VA - Department of Veterans Affairs

Violence Against Women Office
Leads the national effort to stop domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking of women.

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W

White House

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