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United States District Courts

The United States District Courts are federal level trial courts that hear civil and criminal cases pertaining to questions regarding Federal Law. The United States is divided into separate Districts with each state having access to at least one District court. Appeals for each District Court can be heard in the Supreme Court. The U.S. […]

Social Security Administration (SSA)

The Social Security Administration is a taxpayer funded retirement, healthcare, and social program operated as an independent branch of the federal government. The SSA Office provides pensions for the elderly and disabled as well as healthcare for the old and low income through the Medicare and Medicaid programs which are the largest healthcare agencies in […]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is a civilian oriented space exploration and aeronautics research organization sponsored by the U.S. federal government. Programs within NASA include the Space Shuttle Project which builds and maintains a fleet of space shuttles capable of space flight, the International Space Station which is also a joint venture with several […]

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The Internal Revenue Service is responsible for collecting all federal income taxes and implementing national tax laws in the United States. In addition to personal income taxes the IRS also collects employment, corporate and excise taxes. As part of the Treasury Department the IRS and is one of it’s largest employers with over 74,400 employees, […]

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Environmental Protection Agency develops national environmental policy and enforcing those same laws with the goal of protecting our air, water, and environmental quality. The United States is divided into 10 regions which the Environmental Protection Agency oversees. Other important departments within the agency include the Office of Superfund Remediation which is responsible for toxic […]

United States Department of Transportation (DOT)

The Department of Transportation manages federally funded highways, airports and railroads. Within the Department of Transportation is the Federal Highway Administration which manages interstate highways and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration which regulates transportation safety. Airports and aviation are managed by the Federal Aviation Administration and interstate railroads are controlled by the Federal Railroad […]

United States Department of the Treasury

The Department of the Treasury is the national treasury of the United States and is responsible for printing and creating all currency and coins, collecting taxes through the Internal Revenue Service, and regulating all banks within the U.S. The Internal Revenue Service is the largest agency within the department with over 92,000 employees. In total […]

United States Department of the Navy

The United States Department of the Navy manages the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard with each branch operated independently. The Department of the Navy is headed by the Secretary of the Navy which is a civilian position. With over 195,000 civilian employees the United States Department of the Navy is one of […]

United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

The United States Department of the Interior manages Federally owned land in the U.S. and is also responsible for protecting certain indigenous people as well as natural habitat and wildlife. The DOI manages over 500 million acres including 410 National Parks and 544 National Wildlife Refuges. Both the National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife […]

United States Department of the Army

The United States Department of the Army controls the U.S. Army and is headed by the Secretary of the Army which is a civilian position. The primary purpose of the U.S. army is to protect the citizens of the United States and their national interests. With over 1 million active duty service members and 252,000 […]