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Executive Agencies

TermDefinition
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Administration, disaster relief
ATF Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, investigates crimes involving those 3
DEA Drug Enforcement Agency, investigates drug related crimes
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation, enforces federal law
CIA Central Intelligence Agency, information gathering
OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Administration, workplace safety
FAA Federal Aviation Administration, regulates flights and flight safety
IRS Internal Revenue Service, collects taxes for the government
CPSC Consumer Product Safety Commission, monitors product safety
EPA Environmental Protection Agency, sets pollution standards, monitors pollution
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, investigates workplace discrimination
FCC Federal Communications Commission, regulates public communications
FDIC federal Deposit Insurance Corp., insures bank deposits
NASA National Aeronautic & Space Administration, runs the space program
NLRB National Labor Relations Board, resolves workplace disputes
NTSB National transportation Safety Board, investigates major accidents
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission, regulates nuclear power industry
OMB Office of Budget & Management, helps president write the budget
SEC Securities & Exchange Commission, regulates the stock market
USPS United States Postal Service, Federal government business of mail delivery
CDC Center for Disease Control, monitors and acts on national health issues
FTC Federal Trade Commission, regulates interstate trade
DOT Department of Transportation, builds and maintains nations infrastructure
FDA Food & Drug Administration, regulates food and drug safety
USDA United States Department of Agriculture, helps farmers
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement, removed trade restrictions
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, cartel that controls majority of worlds oil supply, 15 countries
UN United Nations, world body seeking peace
ACLU American Civil Liberties Union, organization that promotes civil rights
NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, organization that promotes the rights of people of color
WHO World Health Organization
Created by: miamack