List of federal agencies in the United States

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This is a list of agencies of the United States federal government.

Legislative definitions of a federal agency are varied, and even contradictory, and the official United States Government Manual offers no definition.[1][2] While the Administrative Procedure Act definition of "agency" applies to most executive branch agencies, Congress may define an agency however it chooses in enabling legislation, and subsequent litigation, often involving the Freedom of Information Act and the Government in the Sunshine Act. These further cloud attempts to enumerate a list of agencies.[3][4]

The executive branch of the federal government includes the Executive Office of the President and the United States federal executive departments (whose secretaries belong to the Cabinet). Employees of the majority of these agencies are considered civil servants.

The majority of the independent agencies of the United States government are also classified as executive agencies (they are independent in that they are not subordinated under a Cabinet position). There are a small number of independent agencies that are not considered part of the executive branch, such as the Library of Congress and Congressional Budget Office, administered directly by Congress and thus are legislative branch agencies.

Contents

Legislative Branch

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Agencies and other entities within the legislative branch:

Judicial Branch

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Agencies within the judicial branch:

Specialty Courts

Executive Branch

Executive Office of the President

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Main article: Executive Office of the President of the United States

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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United States Department of Commerce

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United States Department of Defense (DOD)

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United States Department of Education

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  • United States Secretary of Education
    • United States Deputy Secretary of Education
      • United States Under Secretary of Education
        • United States Deputy Under Secretary of Education
Department of Education structure
Office of the Secretary (OS)
Office of the Under Secretary (OUS)
Office of the Deputy Secretary (ODS)
Other federal agencies, centers, boards, clearinghouses
  • Advisory Councils and Committees
  • National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB)[1]
  • National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE)
  • Federal Interagency Committee on Education (FICE)
  • Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabiliti es
  • National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)
  • Education Facilities Clearinghouse
  • National Resource Center

United States Department of Energy

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United States Department of Health and Human Services

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United States Department of Homeland Security

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  • United States Secretary of Homeland Security
    • United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

Agencies and Offices, Library and Coast Guard and Teams and schools

Offices and Councils

  • Homeland Security Advisory Council
  • Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
  • Office of Health Affairs
    • Office of Component Services
    • Office of International Affairs and Global Health Security
    • Office of Medical Readiness
    • Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Biodefense
  • Office of Intelligence and Analysis
  • Office of Operations Coordination
  • Office of Policy
    • Homeland Security Advisory Council
    • Office of International Affairs
    • Office of Immigration Statistics
    • Office of Policy Development
    • Office for State and Local Law Enforcement
    • Office of Strategic Plans
    • Private Sector Office

Management

National Protection and Programs

Science and Technology

Portfolios
  • Innovation/Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Office of Research
    • Office of National Laboratories
    • Office of University Programs
    • Program Executive Office, Counter Improvised Explosive Device
  • Office of Transition
    • Commercialization Office
    • Long Range Broad Agency Announcement Office
    • Product Transition Office
    • Safety Act Office
    • Technology Transfer Office
Divisions
Offices and institutes
  • Business Operations Division
    • Executive Secretariat Office
    • Human Capital Office
    • Key Security Office
    • Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
    • Office of the Chief Information Officer
    • Planning and Management
  • Corporate Communications Division
  • Interagency and First Responders Programs Division
  • International Cooperative Programs Office
  • Operations Analysis Division
    • Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute
    • Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute
  • Strategy, Policy and Budget Division
  • Special Programs Division
  • Test & Evaluation and Standards Division

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

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  • United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
    • United States Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Agencies

Offices and Centers and Library and University

  • National Housing and Urban Development University
  • Office of Security
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • DOHAUD Police
  • National HUD Library
  • Management and Administration
    • Management
    • Administration
    • Administrative Law
    • Ethics
    • Compliance
    • NA Affairs
    • Judicial Affairs
    • Health
    • Policy
    • HUD Policy
    • CHRO
    • CFO
    • CHCO
    • CIO
    • CTO
    • General Counsel
    • CPO
    • CISO
    • COO
    • Communications
  • DHAUD Office of the Inspector General
  • Office of HUD Statistics
  • Office of HUD Intelligence
  • Office of International Affairs
  • Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (HUD)
  • Departmental Enforcement Center
  • Office of Community Planning and Development
  • Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations
  • Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
  • Office of Field Policy and Management
  • Office of the General Counsel
  • Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control
  • Office of Hearings and Appeals
  • Office of Labor Relations
  • Office of Policy Development and Research
  • Office of Public Affairs
  • Office of Public and Indian Housing
  • Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
  • Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities

Corporation

United States Department of the Interior

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United States Department of Justice

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United States Department of Labor (DOL)

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  • United States Secretary of Labor
    • United States Deputy Secretary of Labor

Agencies and Bureaus and Corporation and Center and Program and Library and University

Boards
Offices and Offices of
  • Office of Security
  • Energy
  • Defense
  • Veterans Affairs
  • General Counsel
  • Labor
  • Commerce
  • Ethics
  • Compliance
  • NA Affairs
  • Agriculture
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Homeland Security
  • Health
  • Labor Policy
  • Administrative Law
  • State
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Interior
  • White House Liaison
  • Public Affairs
  • Education
  • Civil Rights
  • Treasury
  • Transportation
  • Justice
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Office of Labor Intelligence
  • Office of Administrative Law Judges
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy
  • Management
  • Administration
  • Communications
  • CPO
  • CISO
  • CHCO
  • CHRO
  • CTO
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Office of Disability Employment Policy
  • Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
  • Office of Labor-Management Standards
  • Office of the Solicitor
  • Office of Worker's Compensation Program
  • Ombudsman for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program
  • Wirtz Labor Library

United States Department of State (DOS)

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  • United States Secretary of State
    • United States Deputy Secretary of State

Agencies and Bureaus and Offices and Library and Boards and Councils and schools

Reporting to the Secretary
Reporting to the Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Management
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

Permanent Diplomatic Missions

United States Department of Transportation

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  • United States Secretary of Transportation
    • United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation

Agencies, Offices and Corporations and Board and Library and University

United States Department of the Treasury

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Agencies and bureaus

Offices and agencies

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    • United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Agencies and university

Boards and offices and library

  • National Veterans Affairs Library
  • Office of International Affairs
  • Office of Security
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Office of Veterans Affairs Statistics
  • Office Of Veterans Affairs Intelligence
  • DOVA Office of the Inspector General
  • Board of Veterans' Appeals
  • Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
  • Center for Minority Veterans
  • Center for Veterans Enterprise
  • Center for Women Veterans
  • Office of Advisory Committee Management
  • Office of Employment Discrimination Complaint Adjudication
  • Office of Survivors Assistance
  • Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction
  • Office of Information and Technology
  • Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
  • Veterans Service Organizations Liaison

Independent agencies and government-owned corporations

Established under United States Constitution Article I, Section 4

Elections

Established under Article I, Section 8

Administrative agencies
Civil Service agencies
Commerce regulatory agencies

Government Commissions and Committees and Consortium

Education and broadcasting agencies
Energy and science agencies
Foreign investment agencies
Interior agencies
Labor agencies
Monetary and financial agencies
Postal agencies
Retirement agencies
Federal Property and Seat of Government agencies
Transportation agencies
Volunteerism agencies

Authority under Article II, Section 1

Defense and security agencies

Authority under Amendment XIV

Civil rights agencies

Other agencies and corporations

Joint programs and interagency agencies

  • Joint Fire Science Program
  • National Interagency Fire Center

Special Inspector General Office

Quasi-official agencies

Arts & cultural agencies

Museum agencies

Commerce & technology agencies

Defense & diplomacy agencies

Human service & community development Agencies

Interior agencies

Law & justice agencies

See also

References

Notes

Bibliography

  • Federal Register (November 2013). The United States Government Manual (PDF). Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Fischer, Molly (March 28, 2011). "What is a Federal Agency?" (PDF). Federal Agency Directory. Louisiana State University Libraries. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 May 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  • Kamensky, John (Spring 2013). "Mapping the Contours of the Federal Government" (PDF). Administrative and Regulatory Law News. American Bar Association. 38 (3): 3–4. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  • Lewis, David E.; Selin, Jennifer L. (2013). Sourcebook of United States Executive Agencies (PDF) (corrected March 2013 ed.). Washington, DC: Administrative Conference of the United States. 

External links

  • US Government Manual, official online version of the United States Government Manual, continually updated.
  • US Government Manual, official freely downloadable PDFs of annual printed versions.
  • Federal Agency Directory, online database maintained by the Louisiana State University Libraries in partnership with the Federal Depository Library Program of the GPO
  • A–Z Index of US Departments and Agencies, USA.gov, the US government's official web portal. Directory of agency contact information.
  • CyberCemetery, online document archive of defunct US Federal Agencies, maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries in partnership with the Federal Depository Library Program of the GPO
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