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Noun1.independent agency - an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
NRC, Nuclear Regulatory Commission - an independent federal agency created in 1974 to license and regulate nuclear power plants
Environmental Protection Agency, EPA - an independent federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment
Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA - 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
Central Intelligence Agency, CIA - 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; "the ICC was established in 1887 as the first federal agency"
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
National Labor Relations Board, NLRB - an independent agency of the United States government charged with mediating disputes between management and labor unions
National Science Foundation, NSF - 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
United States Postal Service, US Postal Service, USPS - an independent federal agency that provides mail processing and delivery service for individuals and businesses in the United States
United States Postal Inspection Service, US 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
Social Security Administration, SSA - an independent government agency responsible for the Social Security system
United States Post Office, US Post Office, Post Office, PO - an independent agency of the federal government responsible for mail delivery (and sometimes telecommunications) between individuals and businesses in the United States
bureau, federal agency, government agency, agency, office, authority - an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
Federal Trade Commission, FTC - 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
Office of Inspector General, OIG - the investigative arm of the Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration, GSA - a central management agency that sets Federal policy for Federal procurement and real property management and information resources management
Federal Protective Service, FPS - 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
Selective Service, Selective Service System, SSS - an independent federal agency that administers compulsory military service
Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC - an independent federal agency that oversees the exchange of securities to protect investors
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
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Summary: New Delhi [India], Feb 22 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to give an urgent hearing into matter mentioned by a lawyer, Manohar Lal Sharma, referring to making the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) an independent agency.
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Senators reintroduced the Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act.
We have been able to align and grow our independent agency network largely thanks to the hard work and leadership of this team, and I am confident that this new alignment of management will only continue to grow our network and support Stewart s agencies.
A number of studies over the last several decades have decreed the demise of the independent agency system, and they have all been wrong.
What would be exciting would be the emergence of a new type of independent agency in our region - creative technologists.
Singapore, Mar 16, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Launching the newly designed 2011 website today, the Spikes Asia Advertising Festival have announced that they will be introducing Mobile and PR as two new entry categories and honouring the Independent Agency of the Year at this year's Awards.
An independent agency conducting random, unannounced field visits of welfare-to-work participants' homes, employers and child-care providers could prevent about two-thirds of child-care fraud in Los Angeles County, prosecutors said Monday.
reinforces the consumer and business acceptance of the independent agency and broker distribution model, the CIAB said.

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