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Legislative Branch [Top of Page]

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United States Botanic Garden
General Accounting Office
Government Printing Office (GPO)
Library of Congress (LC)
Congressional Budget Office

Judicial Branch [Top of Page]

Supreme Court of the United States Decisions | Rules
Lower Courts
Special Courts
Administrative Office of the United States Courts [U.S. Federal Courts Home Page]
Federal Judicial Center
United States Sentencing Commission

Map of U.S. Circuits

Federal Circuit (National Jurisdiction for appeals on intellectual property from any U.S. District Court, all appeals from U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Court of International Trade, and certain other appeals, including MSPB). [maintained by Georgetown]

U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit [maintained by Emory]
U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit [maintained by Pace]
U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit [maintained by Villanova]
U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit [maintained by Emory]
U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit [maintained by U. Texas]
U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit [maintained by Emory]
U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit [maintained by Kent]
U.S. Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit [maintained by Washington U.]
U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit [maintained by Villanova]
U.S. Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit [maintained by Emory]
U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit [maintained by Emory]
U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit [maintained by Georgetown]

U.S. District Courts

Executive Branch [Top of Page]

Executive Office of the President

The White House
Office of the Vice President of the United States
Council of Economic Advisors
Council on Environmental Quality
National Security Council
Office of Administration
Office of Management and Budget
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Office of Policy Development
Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
Office of the United States Trade Representative

Executive Agencies

Departments (Cabinet Level):

Department of Agriculture [Top of Page]

Agricultural Marketing Service
Agricultural Research Service

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
Economic Research Service
Farm Service Agency
Food and Consumer Service
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Foreign Agricultural Service
Forest Service
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
National Agricultural Library
National Agricultural Statistics Service
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Rural Business - Cooperative Service

Rural Housing Service

Rural Utilities Service

USDA Graduate School

Department of Commerce [Top of Page]

Bureau of Export Administration
Economics and Statistics Administration

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of the Census

Economic Development Administration

International Trade Administration

The Commercial Service
Trade Development
Market Access and Compliance
Import Administration

Minority Business Development Agency
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Weather Service
National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
National Marine Fisheries Service
National Ocean Service
Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
Coastal Ocean Program Office
Office of Global Programs

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
Office of the Inspector General
Patent and Trademark Office
Technology Administration

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)


Technology Policy
Air and Space Commercialization

Department of Defense (DOD) (Site is called DefenseLINK) [Top of Page]

Office of the Secretary of Defense
Joint Chiefs of Staff
DOD Field Activities
Department of the Air Force (USAF)
Department of the Army
Department of the Navy
Defense Agencies
Joint Service Schools

Department of Education [Top of Page]

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education (ENC)
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
National Assessment of Education Process (NAEP)
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
National Institutes

National Institute on Student Achievement, Curriculum, and Assessment
National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students
National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education
National Institute on Educational Governance, Finance, Policy-Making, and Management
National Institute on Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning (PLLI)

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

Department of Energy (DOE) [Top of Page]

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) [Top of Page]

Office of the Secretary (OS)
Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Administration on Aging (AOA)
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) [Medicare & Medicaid]
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Indian Health Service (IHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) [Top of Page]

Department of the Interior [Top of Page]

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Bureau of Reclamation
Minerals Management Service
National Biological Service
National Park Service

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Department of Justice [Top of Page]

Attorney General
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
United States Marshalls Service
United States Parole Commission

Office of Justice Programs

American Indian and Alaska Native Desk (AIAN)
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Corrections Program Office
Drug Court Program Office (DCPO)
National Institute of Justice
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
Violence Against Women Office (VAWO)


Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)

Board of Immigration Appeals
Office of the Chief Immigration Judge
Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer

Executive Office for U.S. Trustees
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States
Office of Community Oriented Policy Services (COPS)
Office of Information and Privacy
Office of the Legal Counsel
Office of Policy Development

Department of Labor [Top of Page]

Dept. of Labor Government Information Locator Service (GILS)

Administrative Review Board
Benefits Review Board (BRB)
Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Employees' Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB)
Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Employment Standards Administration (ESA)

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Office of Worker's Compensation Programs
Wage and Hour Division

Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ)
Office of the American Workplace
Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)
Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
Office of the Solicitor (SOL)
Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (PWBA)
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)
Women's Bureau (WB)

Department of State [Top of Page]

Department of State Foreign Affairs Network (DOSFAN)
Agency for International Development (USAID)
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
U.S. Information Agency (USIA)
United States Mission to the United Nations

Department of Transportation (DOT) [Top of Page]

Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Railroad Administration
Federal Transit Administration
Maritime Administration
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
Research and Special Programs Administration
United States Coast Guard

Dept. of the Treasury [Top of Page]

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF)
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Bureau of the Public Debt
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Financial Management Service
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Office of Thrift Supervision
United States Customs Service
United States Mint
United States Secret Service

Dept. of Veterans Affairs [Top of Page]

Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)
National Cemetary System (NCS)
Office of Information Resources Management (OIRM)
Board of Veterans Appeals
Office of Congressional Affairs (OCA)
Office of Financial Management (OFM)
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
Office of Acquisition and Materiél Management (OA&MM)
VA Office of Inspector General (VAOIG)
Board of Contract Appeals
Inter-Agency Benchmarking & Best Practices Council
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Mediation
Office of Occupational Safety and Health (OOS1)

Independent Establishments and Government Corporations [Top of Page]

African Development Foundation
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Corporation for National and Community Service
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Farm Credit Administration
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Federal Election Commission (FEC)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal Housing Finance Board
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Maritime Commission
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
Federal Reserve System
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
General Services Administration
Inter-American Foundation
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Archives and Records Administration
National Capital Planning Commission
National Credit Union Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Mediation Board
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Office of Government Ethics
Office of Personnel Management
Office of Special Counsel
Panama Canal Commission
Peace Corps
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Postal Rate Commission
Railroad Retirement Board
Securities and Exchange Commission
Selective Service System
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Tennessee Valley Authority
Thrift Depositor Protection Oversight Board
Trade and Development Agency
United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR)
United States Information Agency
United States International Development Cooperation Agency
United States International Trade Commission
United States Postal Service (USPS)

Boards, Commissions, and Committees [Top of Page]

Quasi-Official Agencies [Top of Page]

Legal Services Corporation
Smithsonian Institution
State Justice Institute (SJI)
United States Institute of Peace

Census Bureau
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Domestic Policy Council
Electoral College
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Government Services Administration
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (Justice Information Center)
National Economic Council
National Institutes of Health
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Performance Review
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Technology Information Service (NTIS)
Office of Technology Assessment
Office of the Federal Register
Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Copyright Office
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Marine Corps (USMC)
U.S. Senate


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