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executive agency

Definitions of executive agency
  1. noun
    an agency of the executive branch of government
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    Manhattan Project
    a former United States executive agency that was responsible for developing atomic bombs during World War II
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    AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
    a former executive agency (from 1946 to 1974) that was responsible for research into atomic energy and its peacetime uses in the United States
    Council of Economic Advisors
    an executive agency responsible for providing economic advice to the President
    NSC, National Security Council
    a committee in the executive branch of government that advises the president on foreign and military and national security; supervises the Central Intelligence Agency
    Council on Environmental Policy
    the executive agency that advises the President on protecting the environment
    Joint Chiefs, Joint Chiefs of Staff
    the executive agency that advises the President on military questions; composed of the chiefs of the United States Army and the United States Navy and the United States Air Force and the commandant of the United States Marine Corps
    OMB, Office of Management and Budget
    the executive agency that advises the President on the federal budget
    US Trade Representative, United States Trade Representative
    the executive agency that administers the President's policies on international trade
    type of:
    agency, authority, bureau, federal agency, government agency, office
    an administrative unit of government
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