executive department

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Noun1.executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United Statesexecutive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
department of the federal government, federal department, federal office - a department of the federal government of the United States
EXEC, White House - the chief executive department of the United States government
Agriculture Department, Department of Agriculture, USDA, Agriculture - the federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy); created in 1862
Commerce Department, Department of Commerce, DoC, Commerce - the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
Defense Department, Department of Defense, DoD, United States Department of Defense, Defense - the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947
Department of Education, Education Department, Education - the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
Department of Energy, DOE, Energy Department, Energy - the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977
Department of Health and Human Services, Health and Human Services, HHS - the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with health and welfare; created in 1979
Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Housing and Urban Development, HUD - the United States federal department that administers federal programs dealing with better housing and urban renewal; created in 1965
Department of Justice, DoJ, Justice Department, Justice - the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870
Department of Labor, Labor Department, DoL, Labor - the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913
Department of State, DoS, State Department, United States Department of State, State - the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"
Department of the Interior, DoI, Interior Department, Interior - the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849
Department of the Treasury, Treasury Department, United States Treasury, Treasury - the federal department that collects revenue and administers federal finances; the Treasury Department was created in 1789
Department of Transportation, DoT, Transportation - the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
Department of Veterans Affairs, VA - the United States federal department responsible for the interests of military veterans; created in 1989
Department of Commerce and Labor - a former executive department of the United States government; created in 1903 and split into two departments in 1913
Department of Health Education and Welfare - a former executive department of the United States government; created in 1953 and divided in 1979
Navy Department - a former executive department of the United States government; created in 1798 and combined with the War Department in 1947
War Department - a former executive department of the United States government; created in 1789 and combined with the Navy Department in 1947
executive branch, Executive Office of the President - the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws
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