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Part I: Federal Agencies Scavenger Hunt
Directions**Your task is to research the major federal agencies below and include the following information in the
table:
1)identify the classification of each
Choices include: an independent agency, and agency within a cabinet department, independent
regulatory commission, or government corporation.
2) briefly describe the major function or responsibility of each agency.
The websites below are excellent resources:
http://www.usa.gov/Agencies.shtml
http://www.Whitehouse.gov/government/independent-agencies.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Agencies_of_the_United_States_Government
Agency
Agency Classification
Major Functions/Responsibilities
Central intelligence
Agency (CIA)
Environmental
Protection Agency
(EPA)
Federal Bureau of
Investigations (FBI)
Federal
Communications
Commission (FCC)
Federal Reserve
Board (The Fed)
Federal Trade
Commission (FTC)
Federal Emergency
Management
Agency (FEMA)
Food & Drug
Administration
(FDA)
General Services
Administration
(GSA)
Government
Accountability
Office (GAO)
National Aeronautics
& Space
Administration
(NASA)
Agency
National Archives
& Records
Administration
(NARA)
National Security
Agency (NSA)
Nuclear Regulatory
Commission (NRC)
Occupational
Safety & Health
Administration
(OSHA)
Office of Personnel
Management
(OPM)
Securities &
Exchange
Commission (SEC)
Small Business
Administration
(SBA)
Social Security
Administration
(SSA)
Tennessee Valley
Authority (TVA)
United States
Postal Service
(USPS)
Agency Classification
Major Functions/Responsibilities
Part II Cabinet Department Scavenger Hunt
Directions** Using your textbook page 411 complete the following chart.
Department
Agriculture
Commerce
Defense
Education
Energy
Health & Human Services
Homeland Security
Housing & Urban
Development
Interior
Justice
Labor
State
Transportation
Treasury
Veterans Affairs
Year
Created
Major Function
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