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US Federal Government

US Department of Agriculture
US Department of Commerce
US Department of Defense
US Department of Education
US Department of Energy
US Department of Health and Human Services
US Department of Homeland Security
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
US Department of The Interior
US Department of Justice
US Department of Labor
US Department of State
US Department of The Treasury
US Department of Transportation
US Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Senate

Senate.gov

Senate Committees
Senate Leadership
Senators on the Web

U.S. House of Representatives

House.gov

Leadership Offices
House Commissions
Office of Inspector General
Office of the Clerk
Representatives on the Web

Congressional Agencies

Architect of the Capitol
Capitol Police
Congressional Budget Office
Congressional Research Service
Copyright Office
Government Printing Office
Library of Congress
U.S. Botanic Garden
Biographies of Congress
How Federal Laws are Made

US Department of Agriculture

USDA website

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, The USDA is primarily responsible for farming and food, addressing the concerns of farmers and ranchers, promoting international trade, maintaining food safety, and helping build rural communities. The USDA has more than 100,000 employees, with job openings announced regularly, and has an annual budget of $100 billion. The USDA has programs such as nutrition assistance, agricultural exports, and environmental conservation. The USDA also provides food aid to children directly through WIC within the USA, as well as exporting surplus food to developing countries.

Farmer's Markets
Food Safety
Farm Loans
Farm Service Agency
Food and Nutrition Service (WIC)
US Forest Service
Commodity Outlook Report
Office of Rural Development
Rural Housing Service

US Department of Commerce

Census Bureau
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Industry and Security
Economic Development Administration
International Trade Administration
Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
Minority Business Development Agency
National Oceanic Service
National Weather Service

US Department of Defense

The mission of the Department of Defense (DOD) is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country. The department's headquarters is at the Pentagon. The DOD consists of the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, as well as many agencies, offices, and commands, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, the National Security Agency, and the Defense Intelligence Agency. The DOD occupies the vast majority of the Pentagon building in Arlington, VA. The Department of Defense is the largest government agency, with more than 1.3 million men and women on active duty, nearly 700,000 civilian personnel, and 1.1 million citizens who serve in the National Guard and Reserve forces. Together, the military and civilian arms of DOD protect national interests through war-fighting, providing humanitarian aid, and performing peacekeeping and disaster relief services.

Department of the Army
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of the Navy
Marine Corps
Air National Guard
Army National Guard

US Department of Homeland Security

The missions of the Department of Homeland Security are to prevent and disrupt terrorist attacks, protect the American people, infrastructure and key resources, and respond to and recover from incidents that do occur. The third largest Cabinet department, DHS was established by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, largely in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The new department consolidated 22 executive branch agencies, including the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Secret Service, the Transportation Security Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. DHS employs 216,000 people in its mission to patrol borders, protect travelers and our transportation infrastructure, enforce immigration laws, and respond to disasters and emergencies. The agency also promotes preparedness and emergency prevention among citizens. Policy is coordinated by the Homeland Security Council at the White House, in cooperation with other defense and intelligence agencies, and led by the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security.

Federal Emergency Management Agency
US Citizenship and Immigration Services
US Coast Guard
US Customs and Border Protection
US Secret Service
Office of Immigration Statistics
National Cyber Security Division
Office of National Laboratories
Technology Transfer Office

Always in demand, police jobs are listed by city or federal agency. Police officers are the most visible members of the criminal justice profession. Patrol officers issue traffic citations, investigate minor crimes and traffic crashes and assist members of the public while they patrol the streets of their community. While the rank of patrol officer is the entry level for police professionals, extensive training and certification is required to wear a badge. Many departments will offer to sponsor well-qualified candidates to gain the necessary training through their state or local police academy. The median national salary for patrol officers is $62,000.

FindLaw.com presents a wealth of criminal justice and legal information.

Indeed.com criminal justice job listings.

SimplyHired.com criminal justice careers.

Criminal justice instructor jobs can be found on CareerBuilder.com.

Police detectives investigate crimes. They also search for and apprehend criminals. Unlike patrol officers, detectives spend their days following up on crimes that have already been committed, as opposed to actively patrolling. In 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that there were approximately 112,200 detectives and criminal investigators employed in the United States. Detectives need to be able to take control of a crime scene and direct other officers at the scene. When first called out to investigate a case, a criminal investigator can expect to work long hours. It is imperative to gather as much fresh evidence as possible and to track every fresh lead as soon as is practical. As a result, it is not uncommon to work up to 20 hours straight, after initially responding to a crime scene.

US Department of Education

Department of Education website

Federal Student Aid
Education Statistics
Office for Civil Rights
Elementary and Secondary Education
English Language Acquisition
Innovation and Improvement
Postsecondary Education
Safe and Drug-Free Schools
Special Education, Rehabilitative Services
Office of Vocational and Adult Education

US Department of Energy

Department of Energy website

The mission of the Department of Energy (DOE) is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States. The DOE promotes America's energy security by encouraging the development of reliable, clean, and affordable energy. It administers federal funding for scientific research to further the goal of discovery and innovation. The DOE is also tasked with ensuring America's nuclear security, and with protecting the environment by providing a responsible resolution to the legacy of nuclear weapons production. The United States Secretary of Energy oversees a budget of approximately $23 billion and more than 100,000 federal and contract employees.

Bonneville Power Administration
Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Energy Information
Environmental Management
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Fossil Energy

National Laboratories

Ames Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Idaho National Laboratory
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
National Energy Technology Laboratory
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
New Brunswick Laboratory
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Radiological and Environmental Sciences Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratories
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Savannah River National Laboratory
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center

Power Administration

National Nuclear Security Administration
Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology
Office of Science
Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Southwestern Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration

US Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. Agencies of HHS conduct health and social science research, work to prevent disease outbreaks, assure food and drug safety, and provide health insurance. In addition to administering Medicare and Medicaid, which together provide health insurance to one in four Americans, HHS also oversees the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control. The Secretary of Health and Human Services oversees a budget of approximately $700 billion and approximately 65,000 employees. The Department's programs are administered by 11 operating divisions, including 8 agencies in the U.S. Public Health Service and 3 human services agencies.

Administration on Aging
Administration for Children and Families
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Food and Drug Administration
Indian Health Service
National Institutes of Health

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the federal agency responsible for national policies and programs that address America's housing needs, that improve and develop the nation's communities, and that enforce fair housing laws. The Department plays a major role in supporting homeownership for lower- and moderate-income families through its mortgage insurance and rent subsidy programs. Offices within HUD include the Federal Housing Administration, which provides mortgage and loan insurance; the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, which ensures all Americans equal access to the housing of their choice; and the Community Development Block Grant Program, which helps communities with economic development, job opportunities, and housing rehabilitation. HUD also administers public housing and homeless assistance. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development oversees approximately 9,000 employees on a budget of approximately $40 billion.

Federal Housing Administration
Federal Housing Finance Agency

US Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is the nation's principal conservation agency. Its mission is to protect America's natural resources, offer recreation opportunities, conduct scientific research, conserve and protect fish and wildlife, and honor our trust responsibilities to American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and our responsibilities to island communities. DOI manages 500 million acres of surface land, or about one-fifth of the land in the United States, and manages hundreds of dams and reservoirs. Agencies within the DOI include the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Minerals Management Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey. The DOI manages the national parks and is tasked with protecting endangered species. The Secretary of the Interior oversees about 70,000 employees and 200,000 volunteers on a budget of approximately $16 billion. Every year it raises billions in revenue from energy, mineral, grazing, and timber leases, as well as recreational permits and land sales.

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Reclamation
Fish and Wildlife Service
National Park Service
US Geological Survey

US Department of Justice

Department of Justice website

Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
DEA website
Immigration Review
FBI website
Federal Bureau of Prisons
National Drug Intelligence Center
US Marshals Service
National Central Bureau of Interpol
Parole Commission
U.S. Trustee Program

US Department of Labor

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Employee Benefits Security Administration
Employment and Training Administration
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US Department of State



US Department of the Treasury

Bureau of the Public Debt
Internal Revenue Service
US Mint

US Department of Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Railroad Administration
Federal Transit Administration
Maritime Administration

US Department of Veterans Affairs

VA.gov

The Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for administering benefit programs for veterans, their families, and their survivors. These benefits include pension, education, disability compensation, home loans, life insurance, vocational rehabilitation, survivor support, medical care, and burial benefits. Veterans Affairs became a cabinet-level department in 1989. Of the 25 million veterans currently alive, nearly three of every four served during a war or an official period of hostility. About a quarter of the nation's population approximately 70 million people are potentially eligible for V.A. benefits and services because they are veterans, family members, or survivors of veterans. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs oversees a budget of approximately $90 billion and a staff of approximately 235,000 employees.

Veterans benefits
Health Benefits Application
Disability Compensation
Pension Benefits
GI Bill
Vocational Rehabilitation
Home Loans
Life Insurance
Survivor Benefits

State Government Departments - 50 States

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