independent agency

Definitions of independent agency
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n an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments

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NRC, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
an independent federal agency created in 1974 to license and regulate nuclear power plants
EPA, Environmental Protection Agency
an independent federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment
FEMA, Federal Emergency Management Agency
an independent agency of the United States government that provides a single point of accountability for all federal emergency preparedness and mitigation and response activities
CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
an independent agency of the United States government responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interest; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence under the supervision of the President and National Security Council
ICC, Interstate Commerce Commission
a former independent federal agency that supervised and set rates for carriers that transported goods and people between states; was terminated in 1995
NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
an independent agency of the United States government responsible for aviation and spaceflight
NARA, National Archives and Records Administration
the independent agency that oversees management of federal government records including presidential libraries and historic collections
NLRB, National Labor Relations Board
an independent agency of the United States government charged with mediating disputes between management and labor unions
NSF, National Science Foundation
an independent agency of the federal government responsible for the promotion of progress in science and engineering by supporting programs in research and education
Postal Rate Commission
an independent federal agency that recommends changes in postal rates
US Postal Service, USPS, United States Postal Service
an independent federal agency that provides mail processing and delivery service for individuals and businesses in the United States
US Postal Inspection Service, United States Postal Inspection Service
the primary law enforcement arm of the United States Postal Service
FCC, Federal Communications Commission
an independent government agency that regulates interstate and international communications by radio and television and wire and cable and satellite
SSA, Social Security Administration
an independent government agency responsible for the Social Security system
PO, Post Office, US Post Office, United States Post Office
an independent agency of the federal government responsible for mail delivery (and sometimes telecommunications) between individuals and businesses in the United States
FTC, Federal Trade Commission
an independent agency of the United States federal government that maintains fair and free competition; enforces federal antitrust laws; educates the public about identity theft
OIG, Office of Inspector General
the investigative arm of the Federal Trade Commission
GSA, General Services Administration
a central management agency that sets Federal policy for Federal procurement and real property management and information resources management
FPS, Federal Protective Service
an agency in the General Services Administration that is a security organization to provide a safe environment where Federal agencies can conduct their business
SBA, Small Business Administration
an independent agency of the United States government that protects the interests of small businesses and ensures that they receive a fair share of government contracts
SSS, Selective Service, Selective Service System
an independent federal agency that administers compulsory military service
SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission
an independent federal agency that oversees the exchange of securities to protect investors
Type of:
agency, authority, bureau, federal agency, government agency, office
an administrative unit of government

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