HyperDic: independent_agency

English > 1 sense of the expression independent agency:
NOUNgroupindependent agencyan agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
English > independent agency: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningAn agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments.
RegionUnited States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.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
NarrowerCentral Intelligence Agency, CIAAn independent agency of the United States government responsible / responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interest
Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, E.P.A.An independent federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment
Federal Communications Commission, FCCAn independent government agency that regulates interstate and international communications by radio and television and wire and cable and satellite
Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMAAn independent agency of the United States government that provides a single point of accountability for all federal emergency preparedness and mitigation and response activities
Federal Protective Service, FPSAn agency in the General Services Administration that is a security organization to provide a safe environment where Federal agencies can conduct their business
Federal Trade Commission, FTCAn independent agency of the United States federal government that maintains fair and free competition
General Services Administration, GSAA central management agency that sets Federal policy for Federal procurement and real property management and information resources management
Interstate Commerce Commission, ICCA former independent federal agency that supervised and set rates for carriers that transported / transported goods and people between states
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASAAn independent agency of the United States government responsible / responsible for aviation and spaceflight
National Archives and Records Administration, NARAThe independent agency that oversees management of federal government records including presidential libraries and historic collections
National Labor Relations Board, NLRBAn independent agency of the United States government charged with mediating disputes between management and labor unions
National Science Foundation, NSFAn independent agency of the federal government responsible / responsible for the promotion / promotion of progress in science and engineering by supporting programs in research and education
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NRCAn independent federal agency created in 1974 to license and regulate nuclear power plants
Office of Inspector General, OIGThe investigative arm of the Federal Trade Commission
Postal Rate CommissionAn independent federal agency that recommends changes in postal rates
Securities and Exchange Commission, SECAn independent federal agency that oversees the exchange of securities to protect investors
Selective Service, Selective Service System, SSSAn independent federal agency that administers compulsory military service
Small Business Administration, SBAAn 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
Social Security Administration, SSAAn independent government agency responsible for the Social Security system
United States Post Office, US Post Office, Post Office, POAn independent agency of the federal government responsible / responsible for mail delivery (and sometimes telecommunications) between individuals and businesses in the United States
United States Postal Inspection Service, US Postal Inspection ServiceThe primary law enforcement arm of the United States Postal Service
United States Postal Service, US Postal Service, USPSAn independent federal agency that provides mail processing and delivery service for individuals and businesses in the United States
Broaderagency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authorityAn administrative unit of government

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